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House of Horne is one of a very few blogs I read daily. I wish more of our SAHM friends blogged as you do. Keep it up.]]>
First of all, I never said I didn’t enjoy toddler anecdotes: if anything, these are the strength of your blog, and should be played up more.
Take “Abigail versus the trampoline”, for example. That entry got eight comments. EIGHT!!! That’s bigtime when it comes to blog writers. In that same vein, Josiah’s five-week update received six comments, another blogging home run.
Second, pictures are good, and can make a particular entry that was otherwise boring into a true winner, but they can suffer from overkill too. In “Back to School” I think I counted four images altogether. They were great pictures, but it stretches the page out so much that you lose the flow of the text and make it feel like we’re reading a novel.
Third, Jay’s theological and exegetical entries are very interesting to read, even if they don’t get a lot of comments. The truth is, the vast majority of your audience doesn’t feel like they have a lot to offer when they read those types of entries, because they say enough on their own — that’s not a bad thing, because people enjoy reading them to broaden their understanding. Besides, the whole “theologia” branch of hornes.org doesn’t receive the attention that it deserves (IMHO) anyway, so any means of connecting the two is a good thing.
Finally, the format, though serviceable, lacks a bit in dynamism. Why not have ten pictures for each sized frame at the top of the page that randomly alternate when the page is loaded? Also, a space that shows new updates (like articles/sermons on theologia) on the main page with links to them would help increase traffic to those parts of the site.
All in all, you’re not running a bad blog, but nobody’s perfect. Hopefully you don’t flip out by reading and cause Sid to go into a convulsion of stress-induced vomiting.
Then again, that would be a pretty good thing to blog about.]]>
Those who feel the need for thrill seeking excitement should consider sky diving or something!]]>
I would, however, take the recipe for the homemade pizza…..]]>