Hellosie, it’s Maisie. When this blogger asked for feedback on their blog this is what I said, and what I got back.

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Review: Away From Blue. As the visitor to the blog what I seemed to get was a lot of affiliate links and very little of the author, but what I did get of the author I liked. So that is perhaps a trick that is being missed? If you’re using persona branding and you clearly are then heighten that experience for your visitor. Write extra and try to connect more with the visitor. I would have enjoyed seeing pieces without any links at all. I think the visitor would find that really refreshing as there is a repetition which I found a bit too much for my personal taste, and that familiarity may be deterring a higher frequency of repeat visits?

I’m introducing that as an idea as your blog is a type of long tail business model (most blogs are) therefore that returning journey is key to your blog, because of the diversity of items on your blog. I also noticed other social media platforms being used. I have a keen sense that to grow an audience on two is probably easier than spreading across all the usual suspects. You don’t have to be everywhere to gain traction it is all about quality content. Layout and navigation is clean and plain which is great. And overall your blog has a great niche factor. On a personal note, I would love more on the colour palette, but that’s me.

And this came back from Away From Blue.

Thanks so much! That’s a good point about social media – I’m only really active on 2 channels so the others definitely don’t get as much love. I’ve been focusing on a book I’m writing and so have less time and energy to write posts and they have been getting shorter, so I’m really amazed you picked up on that – I need to try harder to get back to the longer posts I used to have. Thank you so much for this wonderful review! I really appreciate it!

Thanks for stopping by! Reviews are a powerful way to get your story out. If I can help you. Happy to review your blog if interested or curious. Mail maisiebrownitgirl[at]gmx(dot)com if you do. Honest opinion always given.

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