Brutally Blunt Blog Blustering #49: Eternity of Dream

by Rachel · May 26, 2011 · Blog Blustering · 14 Comments

It’s Blusterin’ Time!

If you’re new to this feature or need a refresher, click the label at the bottom of this post and see the first few posts. Otherwise, here are the basics:

What I do is list a site; you critique it. But here’s the catch: to induce the most honest reactions, don’t leave the comment using your normal alias/login – instead, go anonymous, and be as brutally honest (or complimentary) as you wish to be. Also, be specific, and naturally, don’t be rude. If I deem anything inappropriate, I’ll have no problem deleting the comment.

So, go to the site listed below, familiarize yourself with it for a few minutes, then come back and leave some constructive criticism and/or comments that you have.

And remember: Blustering should be a two-way street; if you’ve asked to be blustered, you better be a blusterer.

Site: Eternity of Dream
LAMB#: 781
URL: http://eternityofdream.blogspot.com/

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14 Responses to Brutally Blunt Blog Blustering #49: Eternity of Dream

  1. Anonymous says:

    The boxes dont need any headlines. Its obvious what they are there for.

    I would also like to see a nice header integrated on the site since you have a really nice background.

  2. Anonymous says:

    You should definitely decrease the number of posts on the main page. There’s way to many.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Nothing wrong with this blog to my eyes.
    Easy to read reviews, refreshingly free of the usual pseudo intellectual babble.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Use the post-break and limit it to five posts on the page.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Love the background and the writing. However, would also agree you need a page break on your posts and perhaps less of them. Once you go past where the side bars end the central text looks a little lost.

    Also, and this is purely a personal thing, I think your font could perhaps be a little more ‘inviting’ or ‘modern’
    Good work overall

  6. Anonymous says:

    I’m not too fond of the background.

  7. Anonymous says:

    It’s a nice blog. Easy to read reviews and other fun stuff. I don’t love the lay-out nor the design, but you should stick to it if you do.

  8. Hey everyone! Thanks for your advice and comments! And… as it seems, the background divided your opinions. Some people like floral, some don’t. I think it’s a matter of taste.

    @Anonymous #1, to be honest, I use headlines for the boxes, as it is more convenient to navigate them when I make changes in Design. I’ll remove the most unnecessary ones. As for the header, it’s a VERY good remark. I just have no good ideas for it. So far.

    @Anonymous #2, #4 and #5, I have 10 posts per page now. I’ll make it 5. Thanks.

    @Anonymous #3, thanks! Great to hear.

    @Anonymous #5, well, I can’t cheat on Georgia font. It’s the only place I can use it. Thank you so much for great words.

    @Anonymous #7, gosh, I thought my layout was okay! 🙂 Thanks.

    Once again, thanks everyone. You helped me a lot, especially with posts per page thing!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Just two things. The poll results are difficult to read, and you could use a nice banner at the top.

  10. @Anonymous #8, thanks for your remarks. I really need a good idea for the header. As for the poll results, it annoys me as well. Probably, it is the fault of Blogger because in preview they appear in different color, light one, and are easy to read. I saw the same issue at some other blogs that use dark background.

  11. Anonymous says:

    I can see that you have enthusiasm, and your layout is nice.

    Try to avoid cliches in your writing such as “last but not least” and “lightning speed.” There are many ways to express yourself without using tired phrases.

    Also, you could do some more proofreading. The Kung Fu Panda entry contains the phrase “this into is getting way too awful” when I think you meant “this intro,” for example. There’s also a sentence in which you write “what does another Panda movie made me feel” instead of “make me feel.”

    It seems from some of your syntax (“…it can’t disappoint I think”) and word choices (“inexistent,” a word that is technically correct but which I have never before seen used; the preferred word would be “nonexistent”)that English is not your first language, which is fine, but it’s not a valid excuse for bad writing. It means you’re going to have to work extra hard on getting things right if you want to keep readers. There are plenty of native English speakers already doing movie blogs. If this blog is a project for you to practice your English, great idea!

  12. @Anonymous #9, thank you so much for investing your time, reading and commenting. It did make me think a lot. Yes, I’m not an English speaker but I had no idea that my writing is so bad.

  13. Anonymous says:

    I took a foreign language in high school and in college, but I’m not fluent in it. If I decided to put up a site that was completely in that language, I would make corrections when errors were pointed out by native speakers of that language, especially if I had asked the blogosphere for constructive criticism. Regardless of the quality of your English prose, it seems from your most recent post that you have won the hearts of your followers. I guess that is the purpose of blogging. I am happy to be the catalyst for you to receive so much reassurance.
    Sincerely,
    #9

  14. @Anonymous #9, I’ve corrected the typos.

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