Brutally Blunt Blog Blusterings #53: In It for the Kills

by Rachel · July 7, 2011 · Blog Blustering · 4 Comments

It’s Blusterin’ Time!

If you’re new to this feature or need a refresher, click the label at the bottom of this post and see the first few posts. Otherwise, here are the basics:

What I do is list a site; you critique it. But here’s the catch: to induce the most honest reactions, don’t leave the comment using your normal alias/login – instead, go anonymous, and be as brutally honest (or complimentary) as you wish to be. Also, be specific, and naturally, don’t be rude. If I deem anything inappropriate, I’ll have no problem deleting the comment.

So, go to the site listed below, familiarize yourself with it for a few minutes, then come back and leave some constructive criticism and/or comments that you have.

And remember: Blustering should be a two-way street; if you’ve asked to be blustered, you better be a blusterer.

Site: In It for the Kills
LAMB#: 977

If you would like to have your blog blustered by fellow LAMBs, please send me an email containing your site’s info and “Bluster Me!” in the subject line.


4 Responses to Brutally Blunt Blog Blusterings #53: In It for the Kills

  1. Anonymous says:

    I think your biggest spot for improvement is in your banner. They gray frame isn’t helping you any, your banner should ‘bleed’ from edge to edge. Also, it’s a little muddy / blurry so the blog title and the tag line (especially with that scrawl of a typeface) are very difficult to read. One last thing: I don’t like that that face is simply reflected from one side to the other – I think you are missing an opportunity to use a second image instead of simply flipping the face over.

  2. Thanks! I changed themes and just had my husband change the banner size instead of making a new one so that’s why it’s blurry (my husband made it in the first place as I can barely decorate my living room much less do any kind of design) but I bet I could find someone who knows more about design to make me a more professional one if I actually tried. It really wouldn’t fit the new blog theme even if it wasn’t blurry. In short, it has been bothering me too, so thanks for confirming.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The banner is definitely the weakest point of the blog. I also think you should keep to a shorter blurb and link to the rest of the article. The size of the text in your “days” feature is perfect. Also, maybe 10 entries per page is too long or the site is just too white because it all runs together as you scroll through with nothing really jumping out to stop on a certain post. Your horror movie knowledge is definitely impressive though!

  4. Wow, thanks very much on the last sentence. Not being a visually creative person, I think I have underestimated the importance of the look of the site itself. Maybe if I just have a site built instead of using a free theme I can get past my “plateau” when it comes to the number of visitors.

    Also, great thanks to both Anon one and two for being so respectful, and for commenting.

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