I had first thought I would opt for the review so that I got an objective analysis of my blog without me influencing it in any way. After having a chat with Adnan, however, I decided that the objectivity would still be present in a consultation, it allowed me to ask questions and as I was not completely new to blogging we would not cover areas I already knew.
I was pleased with the results of the consultation. Adnan really does knows a lot about blogging. He speaks from personal experience and was able to fill in some gaps for me, especially with regard to SEO, blog promotion, increasing readership and RSS subscriptions. The consultation was tailored well to the requirements of this blog. Although I have done a lot of research, the specific recommendations helped me understand more clearly what I needed to do myself.
I am slowly removing some of the clutter from the sidebar partly from a visual standpoint but mainly to speed up page loading time, which is slowed down by too many scripts. I will rid the sidebar of links that have been of little use to me, such as blog submission sites.Adnan gave me some useful tips on making blogging contacts too including being active in forums; which is something I have spent little time on.
We discussed more (the time we spent chatting was very productive) but much of this, being specific to my blog, may not be applicable to your own.You can read more details of Adnan's blogging services on his blogLouder site
Thanks Adnan and good luck with your venture. I reckon your friendliness and helpfulness have been a big factor in your own success. It was really good to have a long chat with a fellow blogger too. Being amongst non-blogging family and friends I thoroughly enjoyed having the chance to do so.