Buzz: Depend On You – Your Blog Depends On You!

dependonmeThe first thing that strikes you when you visit DependOnYOu is the very elegant and stylish design. The blogger’s name is Amie Carey, and she uses LiveJournal for her blogging host of choice. I’m not familiar with that software, but it seems to use a lot of frames in her theme!

This blog is very much a personal blog, as the author writes a lot about her personal events, ideas, information, products and so on! I would suggest though, that she spend a little time fixing her frame on the right: it doesn’t display properly at the moment. Also some traditional blog elements seem to be missing: categories, links, … this might be a glitch, though.

Blogger’s Tip Of The Day

It’s a good idea when you do a blog, and then ask for buzzes and reviews to make sure that your blog is in tiptop shape. Traffic will come, and if there are problems, you may drive them away again! I know, I made that mistake when I got mentioned on JohnChow’s Linkbait program. I found a glitch on my blog, but I already had lost some traffic. Too late to fix the problem!

Looking forward to seeing how this blog matures as the blogger discovers much more about the blogging process! I am learning a lot now as I blog! Good luck, Amie!

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6 thoughts on “Buzz: Depend On You – Your Blog Depends On You!

  1. Steve

    Great ideas…….these tips will most certainly help out a young blogger like myself!

  2. DependOnYou

    Livejournal can be frame free, but I often prefer it to be framed. And yea, I found out fairly recently about the white space on the right of the layout. I’ll be working with a friend to create a new layout soon that shouldn’t have that problem. At least, I think that’s what you mean about the frame not displaying properly? Perhaps I’m incorrect?

    … wait. Woah. What? ::looks at her front page for the first time in a couple of weeks:: It didn’t used to do that! Bah, I haven’t even played with the layout recently. I don’t know what happened. I’ll have to fool around with it and fix that. ODD… Thanks for giving me a heads up on that one.

    Livejournal does not have a category setup, although I am probably going to work my way through entries to possibly work something out using their tagging system. That will take some time, though, as it would have to be done on an entry-by-entry basis.

    I think I’m a bit confused as to what you mean by “links” that I am currently missing. Help a youngling out, and give me a hint, please? I have links to various things within my journal, but I don’t know if you mean something beyond those links, or not…

    Hmm, here I am rambling and commenting, but I haven’t even gotten to my point. Thank you so much for your post, and your kind review. I think it will help me a lot in figuring out how people view my journal, and what I need to change.

  3. kennethdickson Post author

    Frames are kind of outdated mostly. Though I use one for Technorati on this page. are quite useful, though. Looks like the code inside the frame got scrambed. Dunno why, though.
    LJ uses tags, eh? Well, I’m kind of used to ‘categories’, though. Definitely tagging stuff, could encourage your readers to find more stuff to read. When I added posts and related posts, my page views shot up!
    Re: links – I think I meant blogroll. Not necessarily, but some visitors like ’em!
    I look forward to visiting your blog again soon! Best of luck with it!

  4. DependOnYou

    Outdated? Whyso? I have always preferred a view like on my journal than the kind with endless downward scrolls. ::shrugs:: Not really sure why. Something to think about, though.

    Yea, the code’s probably just scrambled. I’ll fool with it later and see if I can figure it out.

    Yea, they use tags, and I don’t really think there’s anything beyond that one can use to replace categories. Maybe their memory function, but… ::shrugs:: I’m sure it would be fairly easy to use the tags as a categorial function, though. I would just have to know, just like anyone else with categories, how many categories I want to have and what I want them to be.

    I actually have blogrolls on the journal, but the jumbled code on the right frame obscured it. I’ve got the PPP html blogroll, and a much smaller personal one. Now it’s just a matter of sprucing things up, I guess. XD

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