Criticism and Feedback

As a blogger we’re always trying to improve the readers experience and visit to our blogs. We do this by adding plug-ins, new functionality and providing quality content to read. When someone offers a suggestion, criticism or provides us with support feedback we should always take it into consideration. This is one of the best ways to improve the over all experience for your readers on your blog.

Reader Suggestions

The majority of suggestions recieved from your readers will be either content related or specific improvements to the quality of your website. Reader suggestions are the most important to listen to or you will eventually be writing for no one. Take all suggestions into consideration and implement the end result. Piece of advice don’t ever say you will do something and not follow through with your words. Get things done the right way right away.

Constructive Criticism

Sometimes this type of feedback can bite you in the ass. Sometimes it’s offensive, or more so embarrassing. Listen to me right now and listen good. It’s this exact type of feedback you must accept. Don’t get me wrong if your reader is being an asshole and saying stuff that’s irrelevant you can disregard and perhaps delete the comment but if it’s truthful and beneficial to your blog you mustaccept and implement the idea. This is only going to make the overall experience much more professional.

Reader Feedback

This type of feedback will normally be in the form of an opinion. It’s always beneficial to listen and take the the feedback into consideration. This can be easily disregarded but it’s highly reccomended not to as you should value your readers opinions and respect what they have to say.

It’s ironic I was posting about this today seeing a new reader of mine, Doug Dillard and the Gooroo actually provided some positive feedback on yesterday’s post. If it wasn’t for these guys saying something I would still be having issue with the images displaying properly. For the record they may still be having issues but steps have been taken to improve the situation. This just proves how important it is to listen to your readers feedback and to act on it.

Can you give an example of where feedback has improved your blog?

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Thanks,

Brian

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9 CommentsLeave a Comment

  1. Finance Advisory Stop says:

    Brian,

    This is a great post — something I haven’t seen other bloggers touch on.

    Feedback has helped me tremendously, and without it, my blog would not be where it currently is.

    I have been given many tips as for the look of my blog, how often to post, etc.. Too much to list!

    I’m also glad to see I was of some help in your last post!

    Keep up the good work 🙂
    .-= Finance Advisory Stop´s last blog ..My Alexa Ranking — I Feel Like A Hypocrite =-.

  2. bbrian017 says:

    Hi Gooroo thanks for stopping by! I’m glad you liked my article! Feedback is a great way to improve anything you do in life. Applying it to a blog simply makes perfect sense!

    Don’t forget to vote for me over at blogengage!

    Thanks,

    Brian
    .-= bbrian017´s last blog ..Criticism and Feedback =-.

  3. Tech says:

    I love discussing with my blog readers through comments. It makes me to learn.
    .-= Tech @ InkAPoint´s last blog ..Wordpress Dashboard is not loading! What to do? =-.

  4. bbrian017 says:

    Hi tech thanks for stopping by! I bet your readers appreciate you listening to them as I know mine do.

    Thanks for posting a comment!
    .-= bbrian017´s last blog ..Criticism and Feedback =-.

  5. Doug Dillard says:

    Hey Brian, thanks for mentioning me in your post… that was very nice.

    I absolutely agree with everything you said in your post. I am a big believer in “Helping Others” and if I ever notice something not working, or something I think (that if improved) it could help a fellow human being, I try and let them know. I actually sent out 3 or 4 emails last week letting some other bloggers know of some issues I thought might help them with their reader experience, in which I received some nice reply emails, and I noticed they made the changes.

    I would also hope that if anyone who visits our website notices something that could be done better or is not working correctly… that they would let me know about.

    Most comments good or bad teach us something… that’s for sure!
    .-= Doug Dillard´s last blog ..Making Money Online Selling Posters =-.

  6. bbrian017 says:

    Hi Doug,

    Thanks for stopping by and stopping your thoughts on this topic.

    I agree helping other people is great. I think the only thing that’s hard is how you present the suggestion. You did it in a matter that didn’t offend me and it worked out smooth.

    Some people are not nice like that and it comes across in a complaint rather than a suggestion.

    Hey why are all you guys not voting for me over at blogengage?

    I have the badge on the top of my blog.

    Thanks,

    brian
    .-= bbrian017´s last blog ..Building relationships with blogengage =-.

  7. Tech-Freak Stuff says:

    Learning from the Feedback is the most important thing! Even if the feedback is incorrect or abusive, learn your mistakes and correct them. Bloggers live upon their readers and we should respect them!
    .-= Tech-Freak Stuff´s last blog ..What is encrypted code in WordPress themes? =-.

    • bbrian017 says:

      I agree 100% and couldn’t have said it better!

      To me a reader is a customer. Tech freak you are my customer!
      .-= bbrian017´s last blog ..Friday Blog Traffic Report =-.

  8. Fay says:

    Great post. You’re right. People should know how to accept criticisms. If one can’t, then I believe he/she should not blog at all. The blogger themselves gives opinion, might as well be ready to accept others opinions. Or just learn the art of not caring what other thinks, that would help.
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