New blog feedback

Original Post
Max Forbes · · Vermont & Colorado · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 114

Hi folks, I started a blog for fun and am planning on posting general stories and a lot of gear reviews. I thought so people might be interested in reading. I would also love some feedback if people have it.

Check it out here:

Thanks for looking!

AlpineIce · · Upstate, NY · Joined Mar 2011 · Points: 255

First off, thank you for taking the time to create a blog. Very cool stuff. Second, it makes it even better that your out of Vermont. I'm in New York and climb all winter in the Adirondacks. Once in a while, I head over to Ice Fest or something in North Conway or Smuggs in Vermont.

I hate to be the first one to provide "feedback," but here it goes ... When I look for climbing blogs, in particular gear reviews, and I look often, I appreciate the bloggers who actually use real photos of the gear they are reviewing. Actual pictures give readers a better idea of what the product actually looks like, not just what the manufacturer wants you to see in their stock images. Also, real photos of you or your partner (or whomever) wearing/using the gear are key. If applicable, taking pictures of gripes you have with gear are also welcomed.

Your photography on the Pinnacle Gully is fantastic. The images are large, clear and well placed. Another aspect of other climbing blogs I've read that I like are the ability to click on a photo to make it bigger. Just food for thought.

Two climbing bloggers who do it right are Dane over at Coldthistle and Raf at AlpineStart . Raf nails it with gear reviews/photography & Dane's knowledge of anything-alpine is second to none.

Thanks again for creating another awesome page to read. I look forward to more!

Max Forbes · · Vermont & Colorado · Joined Jan 2014 · Points: 114

I really appreciate the thought out response, this is great feedback. Those points make total sense, just didn't exactly occur to me. I read both of those blogs regularly, and they definitely have given me some inspiration.


Guideline #1: Don't be a jerk.

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