The name of the blog I choose is Me and My Captain Retirement:A New Journey……One Day at a Time. (https://www.meandmycaptain.com) and this blog is written by Kari. The topic of the blog is flipping houses. The first post was written November 4, 2013. Kari is a blogger, a cook, a decorator and a gardner. Her posts are all about the things she does and all sorts of ways to accomplish all her tasks she has set up for herself.
The layout of Flipping Houses, Not so quick and not so easy is she has a picture of the final project at the top and as you read the post it has pictures of the work before and during. The colors of her blog are very neutral. They are white and blue. Those two colors stay throughout all of her blogs.
The header she uses is very simple. At the top of the page she has links to her about me, the blogs, the shop she has and her contact info. Another feature she has is a search bar. If you were looking at blogs on her page in the past and can not remember when she posted it you can always search the name of the blog and it will pop up. She also included a link to save her page to your Pinterest if you wanted to. Another thing she did was add links to all her social media accounts. If we were to click on one of those it would direct us to her accounts and be able to see what she posts and gather ideas for ourselves.
So after all the header stuff we get to a bar with a bunch of links that take you through the blog page it self. She has included pages to her recipes,and all the houses she has decorated. She then has a picture on the right hand side of herself. This is important because we now have a sense of who is actually the blogger and while reading can now put a women’s voice to the writing.
Her blog is a little different than mosts. On the right hand side under her picture she has a little box where you can enter your name and email address. She has this so when she posts a new blog you will get notified and stay up to date on all her blogs she posts. You can choose to read them or not that is up to you. Another thing she has on the right hand side is a preview to her Instagram and her Pinterest. This is also a good tool because you can see if her social media profiles are worth following or not.
In the middle of her blog she has some pictures related to the month and the corresponding holiday. So the holiday that is coming up with St. Patrick’s Day. Everything is green and gold. Underneath those pictures is another spot to put your information in if you did not do it already. Under that is where you will see the most recent blogs. She has it set up so you can see four different blogs. After scrolling you will come upon her latest recipes. This will bring to her recipe blogs.
Picture from one of her blogs.
In her blog she does not have a place to tell us what her most popular blogs are. She has 243 different blogs. In order to find out the most popular one I would have to go through every single one to figure out which one had the most views and comments. Her blog is just set up by most recent to the oldest.
One thing I noticed about her blogs was every blog she had there was a featured picture and a little blurb about what the blog was going to be about. Oh yeah the blogs also had the titles of each blog. Then while scrolling through some of her blogs I noticed she included some pictures that she had taken. Also each blog was written out as a conversation or very short so it would keep the reader interested.
At the bottom of her blogs she gives her readers the opportunity to visit her social media profiles, to subscribe or you have the chance to comment and say if you enjoyed or not.
Her about me page is very informative. This page includes who she is, why she created this page and why she became a blogger. Also I noticed she included what she enjoys to do with her family.
The Me and My Captain Retirement: A New Journey…..One Day at a Time is a very well written blog. I will sure be visiting her page again. I have learned new things just by reading two of her blogs. Her blogs are informative and very easy and pleasant to read. Her blogs are all about doing it yourself which is what I live for. I am always doing a bunch of new things and not buying things when I can create them myself.
Her layout is very easy to work and find what I was looking for. Her titles informs the reader what the blogs will be about which is great to know. This is so you do not waste time reading something that you did not want to read about.
Kari is very good at what she does and what she writes about. Every blog I read I did not want to stop reading. The pictures she had on her blog were all pictures that she took and they were very well photographed. Overall the one thing that I did not like was on the right hand side she had a picture of herself but nothing else to go with it. If she had a little blurb of who she was or even her name it would be better.