New Website – Complete!
Hey guys. I’ve been working on a website for the past month or so. Its based on setting big goals, pursuing them and sharing your progress with others. It has personal profiles, forums and messaging capabilities for registered users (which, hopefully should be functioning properly).
Check it out and let me know what you think!
Some quick feedback on the look, content and functionality of the website would really help me out. I want to make it as enjoyable and easy to use as possible for you guys :)
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I would move down the login stuff and the search engine and try to integrate them in the grey bar at the top. I would also also change up the color scheme, orange, black, and grey isn’t the best. Here’s a link that shows various colors and their combined symbolism. I would suggest picking a selection of colors that matches the intent of the blog.
@jpete011, all I can say is fair play. The website looks unbelievable. What I have to say, though, is that I’ve seen a couple of these sites, based around goal setting and achieving your dreams, and I haven’t seen any of them succeed yet to be honest.
I think your site needs is more definition, and “oomph”. What sets you apart from the rest? You need to define it more. To be honest right now it seems too much like HE. Why would someone go and use your website as opposed to using HE or some other personal development forum?
Other than that your going to have to work like hell marketing it to get the amount of traffic to it that you’ll need. Maybe you could ask @jordan for some advice?
All in all I’ve huge respect for the work you’ve put in. I especially love your Greatness List. It’s given me some good ideas. I think it would be a worthwhile exercise for all of us to do. Hope you take something from this! :)
@zhaetur, Hey man. thanks so much for the color selection ebook. I’ll definitely check it out
@mick, Hey Mick, thanks for the encouragement and constructive criticism. I think you’re right in that I definitely need to set myself apart from the rest. I’m thinking I might incorporate lots of video to do that, as well as start a podcast. As of now, I obviously won’t have any chance against this website or other ‘big players’ in the website/blog industry. But this is only the beginning, and most bloggers I hear about only got popular after a year or so.
I’m really glad I gave you inspiration after reading my Greatness List. Set BIG goals, the “sky’s the limit”!
Did either of you try to register? If so, let me know if you were able to do so successfully or if you ran into problems/errors.
Do you have any comments on the content of the posts on the site?
@jpete011, Got it. The number one thing that I like about the site is that you post videos! It’s really unique to put a face and voice to the site — that’s something that I should do going forward with my website.
A couple of things that I think you can improve on:
-When I click on the other links, it starts using an IP address as the domain. Are you hosting it locally or something? Gotta make sure you set up the right domain masking..I’m not too sure how that works though.
-Less videos. I loved the video aspect, but for the cold shower one, I don’t want to sit there and watch over 3 videos. Maybe you should do 1 in the beginning to voice your thoughts, and then one at the end to reflect on. Now that would be awesome!
-Theme. Take a look at ThemeForest.com — there’s a lot of high quality themes that you can use and then tweak to your liking. The theme is you have is okay, but i think with one of these it’ll make things 10x more appealing.
Just my two cents, but I love where you’re heading with this. Especially the Greatness List..haha go to space? Let me know when you go..I’m down.
@jpete011, Ye… I registered. One thing that did happen was when I received the confirmation email and clicked on the link it said I had my registration completed but then the next page I clicked on it looked for a registration code. I just clicked on the forum tab and it seemed to just go away. Also I couldn’t crop my avatar and an error message just kept appearing.
Hope you keep trying at it. Looking forward to watching it progress! :)
@feren6, Thanks man. Yeah I thought putting more videos would make it more interactive and entertaining. The quality of the videos may not be great, but I think (hopefully) they’re beneficial for people who just want a quick message, instead of reading a long blog post.
What is your website?
-I believe I got that IP address issue fixed. Thanks for letting me know about it.
-I’ll work on posting less videos for each post
-I actually did get the theme from theme forest
-Oh, and I’ll be going to space in about 20 years. I’ll see you there!
@mick, The registration AND Avatar should work now. Let me know if it still has issues!
Take a look at my latest post here:
If you like, please leave a comment or two in the box below the post.
@feren6, I checked out your website. It looks really good and you even got the opt in plugin on the right side. I’m planning on adding one soon.
I subscribed to your website and got your first message. Honestly, I think it’s waaaay too long (especially for the first email you send out). There’s too much info. My humble advice is to keep it nice and short – one page, max. Then people might actually read through it instead of looking at it and thinking, “I don’t have time to read all of this,” like i did :)
@manimal, Thanks for the encouragement man
I just posted my video interview of Jordan. Check it out below!
@jpete011, Thanks for the feedback. I can definitely see that..would it help if I made it into a PDF guide so that people would be expecting something more concrete? Or do you think I should just shorten the message and then post the whole thing as an article?
Also..Good stuff on the Podcasts! I’m checking them out right now, I think that’s a great idea.
Keep us posted on new updates too :D
@feren6, I’d say you should just put that on your website in the “About” section. Or you could put it as an “Introduction” post or something. If you keep it on the emails, I’d say shorten it way down to a page or less. People get a ton of emails now a days and don’t have time to read long messages
Thanks for the feedback on the podcasts! So far people seem to like them. I was kind of slow gathering my thoughts at some points, but I’ll get better!
@mick, Did you try the “F.Y.G. Forums” on the main menu? That’s the main forums I want everyone to use.
Its right here: