A couple of months ago, I saw a segment on Call For Help where Leo Laporte interviewed the webmaster of The Weblog Review, Brent Todd. I had never heard of the The Weblog Review, but I learned in the interview that the purpose of the site is to provide an objective review of weblogs. Individuals are encouraged to submit their site and a reviewer will post a brief review of your site, citing things they like and dislike as well as giving it a rating from 1 to 5 (5 being the best). Also in the interview, the Brent gave some tips on how to create a better weblog and some of the things to avoid. I’m always open for constructive criticism and since the intent of The Weblog Review appears to be to help you made your weblog better, I decided to submit my site.
It’s been quite awhile since I submitted my site, but yesterday it was reviewed by ODATT and I was given a 3.5 out of 5 stars. I would have preferred a 5, (who wouldn’t?), but I have to admit that the feedback was quite good. I even had to laugh at some of the comments, because they were on the money. I’ve always said that if you ask me what time it is, I’ll tell you how to build a watch. That point was not lost on ODATT. My favorite comment of his was, “… there is certainly loads of material to be found here, all well presented and written, which will keep the avid blog reader happy for hours, maybe even days.” 😀
If you agree, or disagree with ODATT’s review of my weblog, I’d appreciate it if you’d post your own rating at this link. In addition, I’d love to hear your thoughts and opinions as well, so don’t be shy about posting a comment to this entry.
Thanks for the feedback- I am always a bit nervous about how my reviews will be received and I am glad it was ok. Of course, I would like to give every blog I review a 5 too, but of course, that would defeat the purpose of the site!
Keep up the good work anyway- my experience here was generally positive and I have certainly seen a lot worse weblogs than yours!
I thought your comments were fair and honest and I’m very appreciative of the review. It’s given me some good ideas on how I can improve the weblog and make it better.
Mashby, that 3.5 is a pretty nice score I’d say. Especially for a guy who before he started a weblog, thought they were all crap. 🙂
I’d offer up a 4.0 only because I enjoy the long posts and am a good friend of Michael, but that’s me. I can see how someone who doesn’t know Mike might rate it a little lower.
(FYI, Mashby — that link to the Weblog Review site is busted — you missed the .com on the end of http://www.thewebreview/)
Thanks for the heads up and the kind words. The link has been fixed.