Constructive Feedback Welcome

Yesterday, I asked a blogging site to rate my blog at I really didn’t know what to expect, but all I did know is that, not only do I put my heart and soul into everything I do, I also try to write interesting posts that help educate and entertain. I love it when I get comments, as they are one form of feedback, but I rarely get suggestions for making improvements. I was chuffed to bits when I was independently rated at 7.3 (very good).

Now, you know what comes next. Could I please ask you, the readers to rate my blog via the little tool in the right side bar, and leave constructive feedback, on what you would like to see more or less of in the blog. It is you, the reader, that keeps green bloggers like myself writing about the real issues of the world, so, please, take the time to write a few words.

Thanks to everyone in advance.



  1. says

    Thanks Julie. I am going to keep writing with renewed vigour.

    Also thanks to Dad and Sharon J for rating the blog via


  2. says

    Hi Gavin, I agree with Kate, I like it just as it is! I read, and have read, umpteen gazillion blogs over the past couple of years, and the thing that makes me keep reading past the first few paragraphs, is an honest, open connection with the author. Writing what you think your readers might want to hear doesn’t do it for me, it has to be from personal experience to keep me reading. I love that you “walking the talk” and that you are so enthusiastic about it, without being pushy; I feel that it is that combination that is what is so inspiring in the blogs I read regularly.

    Keep up the great work!

    Cheers, Julie

  3. says

    Thanks for the sage advice Kate, regarding comments on others blogs. I do find that joining forums like Aussies living simply also boosts readership, but you have to make sure that you contribute often to make it worthwhile.

    I agree that the reason to continue has to be your own satisfaction, and to educate other. If people are interested enough, they will find you. I have noticed an increasing interest from the USA via google searches about fuel economy, and saving money. I dare say that we will all receive much more interest about the way that we live by locals as well, due to the same factors.

    Oh, and thanks for the rating!

  4. says

    It seems I can’t leave a review withoput signing up so I will put my thoughts here for you Gavin.

    I love your blog, Gavin, just the way it is. You do a bit of research which you write up clearly and you put your opinions and some family stuff as well. So many people either put just the facts or just put posts about their food-growing, most don’t put their opinions.

    I have been through the same thing myself – wondering how to proceed – but in the end I decided to just write whatever I want to and see what happens!

    What happened is that it seems to be a success in that it gets lots of hits – average of about 85 / day. After all is said and done, you need to ask yourself why you are doing it. My own answer was – for my own satisfaction, to make people thinkand to get people growing food.

    One way to get more comments happening is to leave regular comments on other blogs and they come and check you out!

    Good luck! Keep it up.

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