Inspired by a post on Family Tree Frog ( a great name for a genealogy blog!) I decided to join in on the Spring Cleaning your Blog day. A little late to the game, as I usually am with anything related to housecleaning, I am inviting fellow genealogy bloggers for feedback.
Please comment on something you like about my blog and something you think could improve the look.
Here’s a link to the Spring cleaning story.
Dear Diane – I am so delighted that you found my blog and the challenge for this week. I smiled in recognition when I read that you were late (as usual with anything to do with housecleaning). I will not be posting a picture of my house – It is hardly ever clean or tidy, more’s the pity. Diane I don’t know where to begin with your blog, because I just love it! It’s on WordPress for a start which I think always looks beautiful. It’s crisp and clean but above all the content is fantastic. Only the other day my son was asking me about Hungary and Serbia and I felt very ignorant. Now I can direct him to your blog!! The pictures are beautiful and really add to the enjoyment. If I had any suggestion to make it would be, if possible, to provide maps as well. Thank you so much for participating in this exercise. I hope you found it useful and I am really pleased to have found you.
What a treat to find so many lovely Aussie geneabloggers!
BTW, there are a lot of Hungarians in Australia. Your country kindly took in boatloads of Hungarians escaping communism. I have a dear cousin and genealogy friend whose big Hungarian family is in Melbourne. One of these days I hope to get over there.
Thanks for the suggestion. Maps are a great idea. I just returned from a month in Europe visiting lots of ancestor places. Stories and pictures and maps will be showing up here soon.
What I always like about WordPress blogs is the clean and sophisticated look with lots of room to breathe. Yours is no exception. As Alex already noted, your photos are fantastic. A couple suggestions: Your pages bar beneath your banner might benefit from rearrangement so that “About” appears either first or last so as not to get lost in the list. Second, I noticed when I try to scroll to the bottom of the page, the scroll bar keeps bouncing back up, probably because you show posts all the way back to January. Is that a default feature or your choice? I believe when I set up my blog on Blogger, I had to limit how many posts can show at a time. I don’t know if that’s good or bad, but something to consider ~
Good suggestions. I made those changes and I think they work better.
When I limited the number of posts it adds an ‘Older Posts’ button so all the old stuff is available too.
I am glad to have found your blog, which is excellent (and I am now following). I love that WordPress is so neat and clean (I really need to think about making the move!). You have everything that I like to see in a blog so I am having difficulty making any suggestions for improvements! I also really like your documents/chart tabs. This is an excellent idea and one that I would like to “copy” if this is OK with you?
Thank you Sharon!
By all means copy that feature. Glad that you find it helpful.
I left a comment on your site but the login to Blogger has me stumped and I’m not sure it took.
Keep on bloggin!
Yes your comment worked. Thank you Diane.
Maybe you could help me with Romanian research? I don’t know where to start.
Hi,Diane – I had not come across your blog before, but it looks fascinating in terms of content and photographs and the emphasis on a country I know little about. I am not too familiar with WordPress, but I particularly like your impressive banner header and the clean look of the white and blue. I would amend your About tab to About Me – and like Wendy feel this shoud come first in line. I look forward to reading more.
I wrote a little piece about Romanian research a while back (http://bit.ly/1pyLxIJ). But I will email you for specifics. I think its time to update my post with the other little pieces I have found.