My Peek User Review & Humpday Confessions

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

So I took some advice from Katie at He Calls Me Grace this week and did something really  super scary. I asked someone to review my blog for me. A perfect stranger. Peek is a  website that offers you an opportunity to have someone random review your website and evaluate it on different aspects completely free of charge. How cool is that??? Let me tell you about my experience and if you dare after you hear what I have to say you can take the plunge and click here.

First off when I read about this I thought well, I want to grow this thing so might as well hear some cold hard facts. And it was not horrible. My reviewer was a guy and he was actually very honest, constructive and helpful in his review. I am glad we weren't in the same room watching the review because I spent the whole time yelling thinking "doh... don't click don't that one" or "no,no,no... you don't want that post". But it was all good in the end. The truth is I know that there are some things in my blog that I want and need to change as far as content and user friendliness goes. Content... really. When I started the blog I didn't have a clue and I kinda still don't but... ***CONFESSION***... I have been stalking the shee-ahhht out of a lot of you and I am stealing all of your best ideas. Not really,  but I may reach out to  some of my favorite ladies in blog land and pick your brains. I really want to know what works for you and I don't think we need to re-invent the wheel here... because I am one lazy mo-fo and I think if you want to be the best, learn from the best. But afterward I will buy you dinner and/or a glass of wine cause I'm classy like that!

One of the fun things was hearing what he liked about my blog (insert my stupid shit eating Sally Field face here)... he likes me, he likes me! And he said I looked half my age.... hold on while I do my old hag happy dance ....

Overall it was a great experience and I can definitely see my blog from the perspective of a first time visitor. I see how important linking things correctly is. Ombre hair pics on a recipe link... duh what the hell Amy... I wanted to die laughing at the guy  reading that post?? I mean I see where I was going with certain things but I think on the blog you need to pretty much go in a straight line or people will just go somewhere else.  So I am going to work on it fix the shit that's broken and sign up for another one! Someone please tell me how to design my own blog cause I can't afford to pay for these things on my single mom budget. But I can learn!! If you design your own, how did you learn? Was it hard?

Thanks Mr. Peek Reviewer!

Oh and if you are a lil curious have a look...

My Video Review

And if you decide to try Peek let me know how it goes for you!

Linking up with Kathy for another Humpday Confessions and here's a little dumb ass humor for ya...

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  1. hahahah that recipe went to a hair post LOL. i laughed when he laughed. i'm scurred to do that...but now i'm curious....

    -kathy | Vodka and Soda

  2. I did Peek too and was so anxious the whole time watching!

  3. I would be WAY too scared to do Peek! The video was pretty interesting though!!!

  4. As bad I hated to. I just want to see what they say. So I did it and took a chance.

  5. Google taught me every single thing I know about design. I love doing it myself because I can change it whenever I want, I have a ton of links bookmarked if you have specific questions. I'd be happy to point you in the right direction and offer any help I can!

    I might need to do this, it would interesting.

  6. I did it for my work website last year. That was rough. I won't do it for my blog, because it's my blog so I do it how I want. LOL

  7. I am intrigued and terrified all at the same time. I'm doing it....I may cry after it's done. I'll let you know!

  8. I just signed up! What a cool service! So will you change anything based on his critique?

  9. Glad you did it! At least he seemed to know a little more about blogs than the lady who did mine.