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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Blog Reviews - this time this space

Blog Title: This time this space: Personal development, growth & relationships
Blog URL: http://thistimethisspace.com/
Blogger: timethief
Blog's Date of birth: April 23rd, 2007
Blogger's Profile: http://thistimethisspace.com/about/
Blog profile: http://thistimethisspace.com/about/
Subject Profile: thistimethisspace personal development, growth & relationships blog contains information and techniques I use for transforming and improving my life.
Aromatherapy Beauty Tips Blogging Children Climate Change Conscious Living Cooking Creative Visualization Depression Dreaming Essential Oils Featured Articles Fibromyalgia Goal Setting Health Humor Imagery Inspiration Internet Relationships love massage Meditation Personal Development Personality Poetry and Quotes Politics Psychology Rants and Opinions Recipes Relationships Relaxation Techniques Self Help Sensuality Sexuality Sleep Social networking Spirituality Time Management Uncategorized Vegetarian Diet and Recipes Wisdom womens issues wordpress.com wordpress.org Yoga

Tag Cloud @ Blogcatalog:

Blog Posts Frequency: January 2009 (3)December 2008 (8)November 2008 (10)October 2008 (9)September 2008 (6)August 2008 (6)

Strength: The title truly reflects the author's idea of being in-time and this is reflected in the four themes: Health, Personal Development, Relationships, and Sexuality);
The taglines are detailed and are rightly called categories (most bloggers forget that they are classfying the information into some categories, and not just simply tagging--incidentally, tagging is the fashion of the day);
Layout is cool and the content is well spread in two columns;
About Me page tells you about the blog, and about the author;
Sidebar is decently organized with mouse-over feature; and the themes (mentioned above) are well explained.
navigation is easy and presents no problem

Weakness: There is no major issue. However, one minor technical issue bothers. The non-techy audience fails to read the full article (in each post). They don't see the idea that if they click on the title of a post, they can read the full article. Using ... (three dots) without any indication of continuity may be avoided or be replaced with a better substitute.

First post: This time ~ This space
Bottomline of the First Post: "Until we recognize that the crisis in the way we humans govern ourselves is due to viewing ourselves as being separate and apart from the environment that sustains all, no real changes will be made."
What do others say about this blog:
  • darkspark: inspired writing. a happy mix of topics that readers will always find some value from.
  • Stephen Wilson: What a great blog. Very peaceful, yet very open. I think it's what most people set out to do, but few realize.
  • G.Sannino: I really am blown away at how well you write. I enjoyed reading your affirmation page. Sometimes we forget to do a lot of those things. The design the layout is very professional. Thanks for putting it out there.
  • Kanishk Patel: Hey that is one gr8 blog and great collection of postall the post looks to be from heart
  • techno: ...after reading this article u touch my heart. u r very soft but ur approaching style may be can't understand.... ok keep going. thnx... touch ur deep earn.
  • Robert E. Lee: Your personal blog is wonderful. I spent more time there, than I have ever spent on a blog before. Very well researched and written. Your words draw people in and you can't stop reading.
  • Scott Rose: TimeThief and her work are an asset not only to the community at Blog Catalog, but to the blogging community at large
  • Alex Great: Good stuff time, I was browsing around your blog and wanted to write a comment but kept reading and reading. I like the way your blog is cross linked too.
  • Sheila: When entering onto this site, I feel warmth, invited, not overwhelmed. This site gives me motivation, my own personal growth from reading information on this site.
  • Many many many more fans @ BlogCatalog
Recommendation: Very useful information for all those who are interested in personality development and related themes. Prompts further study and research with its excellent documentation (each posts provides with reports, case studies, etc.)

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timethief said...

Thanks for the review of my blog. I appreciate it.

SBA said...

Great review! What amazes me is how well she is able to spread her 'time' into so many 'spaces'! The quality of writing, vastness of information and engaging dialogue are above average, yet she manages to put the same thoroughness in her other blog about blogging and in her ubiquitous social networking/forum/discussion participation. I'm surprised you didn't uncover a clone somewhere!

Anonymous said...

An insightfull post. Will definitely help.

Karim - Positive thinking