Tuesday, April 17, 2007

In where I've been critiqued

She did it. And so did she. As did she. Oh, and her too! So after much deliberation, I decided to bite the bullet and do it too. And it was painless, let me tell you. And easy. Do want to do it? Do you have the guts? All you have to do is send you URL address to Billy Mac at Critique My Blog through his submit button and he'll go through your site and send you back a critique. And he'll put your critique on the Critique My Blog website. All you have to do is give him a link back in your sidebar.

Here's what he said for me:


Just what story is that? The story of her life and her faith and her family. This is a calming blog that has a positive force present throughout it. I like the idea of sending a blogging bouquets to your bloggin buddies...nice idea...first time I came across that. Some cool features through out and the blog itself has a good format. In Susanne's first post she asks the question...To blog or not to blog...Looks like you made the right choice!
This just confirmed some things for me about what I had originally intended and where I wanted to be. So go on, he is a very positive critiquer (is that a word?). Even when he does see something that could need improving he states it in a positive way.

19 comments:

Sandra said...

Susanne he definitely nailed your blog :)

You're such an amazing lady and such an inspiration to all of us, you're also very brave for I don't have the courage to have my blog critiqued, I'm afraid he would probably say something mean and I would go cry in a corner LOL

Have a wonderful day,
Sandra

Beck said...

Well, of course he loved your blog! You have a wonderful, heartfilling site.

Barb said...

He seems to get a real feel for the blogs he critiques. He certainly got the right impression of yours. Dead on.

org junkie said...

Very nice and of course very true. I love coming here to read the stories you tell.

I might have to do this but I have a terrible fear of rejection. I'd be too nervous!

Laura :)

Carmen said...

Congratulations! We all love your blog.
I went away in a vacation and I am so glad I am back reading my favorite ladies blogs, that's happiness to me, yay!!!

Chris said...

He's absolutely right. He described it as calming, And I think that is an excellent description, but I can think of many more wonderful words that I would use. Encouraging, Uplifting, Warm, Real, Inviting, etc. etc.

Sarah said...

What a cool idea! Your blog is wonderful Susanne, he's right :)

I think I'd be slightly nervous to do this myself! I wonder what he'd think of mine? LOL

PastorMac's Ann said...

If he didn't love your blog he'd be crazy!

"This is a calming blog that has a positive force present throughout it."

Amen to that! I'd add that your blog points us to the REAL story and our Savior.

Susanne, you're so brave. I'm so self-critical, I'd be afraid that I would obsess about the things he might say.

Laurel Wreath said...

could not agree more!!!! I second his words, I am blessed to have you as a bloggy friend.

Cyndi said...

(1) I totally agree with what he said. He is very perceptive! I'm so glad you decided "to blog."

(2) I won't be getting mine critiqued. :) Putting my thoughts out there on the WWW was enough outside my comfort zone. Having it critiqued might make me never turn my computer on again... LOL

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

I'm too scared!

Jane said...

Great description of your wonderful blog Susanne, I checked out the link and gave it a go - I am almost feeling a little nervous now!

Rhonda said...

You have a beautiful blog Susanne! Very well deserved comments. I enjoy checking your site each day.

Oh, and.... I did it!! We'll have to see. Thanks for the invite.

Blessed Beyond Measure said...

sounds like he hit the nail right on the head! xoxo

Shalee said...

"Do you have the guts?" Was that a challenge? A dare? Hmmm...

And I agree fully with his opinion. I think you made the right choice to blog too!

Kim said...

I enjoyed his critiques. I finally worked up the nerve to submit my request. I am so afraid he will say something like.."rambling idiot, do they let her drive a car, someone should rescue her children, her poor husband..."

I can't wait to see it.
Have a great afternoon.

Tracy Hurst said...

Yes, you are definately to blog my friend! I am amazed at your willingness to have someone critique your blog...I don't know if I am ready to do that myself! I also love your blog bouquets of flowers and even did this (giving you full credit by the way for the idea) myself this week for Heather, Keli and Angel, all blogging friends who are going through various trials at this time.
Much love to you and your family,
Tracy

GiBee said...

As if there was any question! of COURSE you made the right choice!!!

Sheesh!

And yes ... your blog is awesome, if I must say so myself!

Okay ... I think I can gather enough courage to do this...

Chappyswife said...

He said it very well - what a nice calming blog. We just love you, Susanne!