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MBP Review for TheHoneyBunch (hanz’s blog)

My turn to be review by Moms Bloggers Planet.

As expected but least expected it will be so soon…(or have I dawdling too much lately?..) Surprise, surprise..he,he..

Here’s the verdict…he, he, cam kat makhamah pulak! 😀 Read on ya..or just hop over to MBP…

Update as of 16th July, 09 @ 6pm:-

Content & Sidebars Colours has been changed from Bright Orange to Lavender.Am in the midst of changing font colour of content to black, formerly white. Thank you to Mama Emma for her assistance.

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Charm Chameleon Chatterbox, that’s the tagline written on the header when I visited TheHoneyBunch blog for this review. The header is rather big but nicely decorated with the tagline and pictures of cloth diaper, baby wearing, homeschool, two cups of coffee and the owner breastfeeding her baby.

TheHoneyBunch

The owner used a Blogger Template by Lena Toews (based on Douglas Bowman’s Minima).The blog layout is a 3-columned with two sidebars, with a middle content. On the left sidebar, there are a milestone for Hanafi, rss feed button, contest and other banners, awards, link to mommy bloggers, homeschool advocates and online shops, mybloglog widget and google ads.

On the right sidebar, you can find a a milestone for Hambali, some information about the owner, her reading, facebook badge, a shoutbox, labels/categories, archive and recent comments.

For the overall background, the owner uses a multi-coloured pattern and for the content background the owner selected a cheerful orange with mostly white text.

The selected color-scheme fit well with the overall background pattern. But, I would suggest to change the content background to a lighter pastel color and use black text instead. The best is to use white background for content.

Content wise, the owner is doing good for activity by keeping regular posting although it’s not on daily basis. The owner writes about parenting, homeschool, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, early childhood education, her kids and everything that circle around her life. All blog posts are also accompanied by relevant pictures, and more than one in most cases which adds to the interest and appeal of the blog.

I’m giving this blog 4 star rating out of 5. This blog get an excellent for content and above average for uniqueness. Activity, appearance and navigation get average scores. Being a strong supporter of homeschooling and early childhood education, the owner has written really well on these topics. So, if you’re looking for information and guidelines on homeschooling and early childhood education, this is a great blog to refer to.

  1. Content 1.0
  2. Uniqueness 0.8
  3. Activity 0.6
  4. Appearance 0.6
  5. Navigation 0.6

Here’s a suggestion of thing that I think the ownner could do.

  • If the owner would like to add a more professional clean look to her blog, it’s advisable to change the content background to white or lighter pastel color with black text. The owner could keep the multi-colored pattern background, just change the content background only.
  • Navigation could further be improved moving the Archive and Label/Category further up on the sidebar and consider replacing it to “dropdown” style.

That’s all my review on TheHoneyBunch! What do you think about this blog? Leave constructive comments here for Hanz.

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And, for Hanz. Keep up all the good work and happy blogging!

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Well? What say you? I’ve been thinking to create another blog to compile all about ‘serious’ stuff I shared such HS, Early Childhoo Education, etc., to separate with my personal life…should I make a poll to see what you favour most out of this blog.

In terms of colours, is it too bright for you? Few people have been telling me, & I really appreciate all your constructive comments. After all it is for you & for me ===SYMBIOSIS..

Please let me know, Chit-Chatters…errr…if happen I have Silent Reader, please emerge yourself..I love to get to know you. Thanks!

And not forgetting Ros aka littlemama of MBP for your very constructive review. Really appreciate it!

Love,

July 15, 2009 - Posted by | Blogging, Hanz's Feelings

15 Comments »

  1. salam kak Hanz dear ,tadi dh komen kat MBP..well done yer !! ermm..camner kak Hanz buleh well-spoken/written in english ya? ade rujuk2 kamus tak ??heee…heee..soklan maut tuh.Sorry..juz asking…keseluruhannya blog kak Hanz mmg ok cume layout color jer better lighter sikit jer..x semestinya white kan,pastel2 colors pun buleh…nnti akan nampak lebih pro gittew…hihinice knowing u =)

    Comment by Ummi Hanie | July 15, 2009 | Reply

  2. hai hanz… firstly, nice knowing you. from MHU…regarding the orange colour, memang bright but pd aida it is ok. cuma warna tulisan kena jadi kan hitam kot, instead of white. rasa nyer hanz peminat orange.content your blog memang bagus. lebih kepada education & children, tidak menjurus kpd cerita kosong.keep up the good work, friend…

    Comment by adianiez AIDA | July 15, 2009 | Reply

  3. kak, i like your blog as it is…..to me, that is what makes your blog different from others…and the bright colours are really an eye-opener….cheers me up to see those colours after seeing documents of black and white in the office…

    Comment by Mama Safiyyah | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  4. Tahniah Hanz..komen kakyong sama lah mcm kat MBP..kakyong suka kalo hanz tukor background to pastel kaler.. bak kata Ros, u just tweak sket jer this existing template.. as long u understand html.. kerja2 tweak ni x jadi masalah…pasal nak create blog baru tu… hmm, up to you.. tp kakyong rasa okay dah u punya blog ni, ur story, ur sharing2 tips… as long u ade label, senang jer nak buat search… keep up ur good work ya… :D& honestly, kakyong hepi sgt dpt kenal Hanz.. salah satu sumber inspirasi… 😉

    Comment by kakyong | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  5. Congrats hanz…terjumpa your site nie pun dulu masa MHU, banyak info yang berguna escp issue parenting, multi talent, creative…Colour wise, I don't mind the bright colour at the side, tapi in the middle mungkin bole.. turn down skit tak letih sangat nak baca..Blog nie pun okay, nak maintain 2 blog pun okay, at least your interested reader yang lebih nak tahu pasal other serious stuff terus boleh subcribe RSS feeder Keep up the good work… hargai dan suka sangat dapat berkenalan dan beramah mesra, positive attitude yang ada biar it's flow back to me… 🙂

    Comment by nadnye | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  6. Ummi Hanie, banyak grammatical error my english..malu kat lecturer english tau.Yes, been thinking to tone down the content background colour..

    Comment by Hanz | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  7. Aida, thanks for your comment. Will keep it up.

    Comment by Hanz | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  8. Cheerful ya MamaSafiyyah? Just want to reflect the word Chameleon because it is truly reflect my personality.Thanks!

    Comment by Hanz | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  9. Kakyong, nak mintak tolong orang pro yang sudi nak ubah warna tu..been thinking on peach & double work kena tukar all font colour to black…Takper ya mixed-up semua?He,he, cam rojak…hopefully label tu membantu…Kakyong pun sumber inspirasi hanz dalam berblogging..Thanks!

    Comment by Hanz | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  10. Nadnye, thanks. Asing pun ok ker? hemm…me pun happy dapat berkenalan ngan Nadnye. Will do, will do..

    Comment by Hanz | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  11. Hanz, stress sudah okay? Hopefully dah OK lah..Saya cuma nk bgtau sesuatu, bila Hanz kata nak buat another blog…saya rasa susah nnt peminat2 asal blog ni utk masuk banyak2…saya sendiri ada beberapa blog, satu utk kedai, satu lagi saya letak gambar2 anak saja…tapi blog saya yang biasa Hanz komen tu adalah blog febret…caca marba pun tak pa

    Comment by sitisifir10 | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  12. Salam Siti…tahu blog Siti campur segala..he,he..pendapat Siti dipertimbangkan juga…Stress?Oh, sentiasa sebab penat sangat..tapi buat x tahu sajer… 😛

    Comment by Hanz | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  13. Hanz,walaupun saya baru saja follow bloh Hanz, tapi saya ras asangat menarik. pendapat saya tak perlu asingkan. sebab dekat tepi , pun dah ada label. kalau nak baca heavy stuffs, just click kat heavy stuffs. then kalau dah penatnak baca pasal Hambali, boleh click kat personal life. that's what i do anyway. anyway, keep up the good effort!!!your blog is unique because i think you have an opinion outside-the box. just my two cents worth 😀

    Comment by danial | July 16, 2009 | Reply

  14. hanz, tu dia..dah tukar pun.. well done to u and mama emma!

    Comment by littlemama | July 17, 2009 | Reply

  15. i receive their email too and saw yur blog listed, congrats, Hanz!

    Comment by Mummy to QiQi | July 18, 2009 | Reply


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