Out with the Old & In with the New – Help Us Create Our New Blog

[ 31 ] May 11, 2011 |

Dear friends of FabulousSavings,

Our blog has reached an important crossroad in its life, and we need your help to pass it.

We think this current design and layout need to go so we can create a better blog that offers more value and easier navigation. It’s been too long, and change is inevitable. (We are a coupon site, not a vending machine after all.)

Since this is a blog for you, we want to know what you think. Please leave a comment below with your answers to these questions:

  • What do you like or dislike about this blog now?
  • What do you want to see more of – savings, stores, trends, humor, etc.?

We will choose the best answer to win a $20 gift card from a merchant of your choice.

Thanks in advance!

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  1. carma says:

    Just my two cents worth: To me what is confusing is finding your blog from the main fabuloussavings.com landing page and then searching for older posts. Maybe I’m just spastic. Took me a while to realize there was a blog :-O)

    What I do love is how personable you all are. Few companies interact the way with their twitter peeps the way you do :-)

    • Fiona says:

      Hi Carma!

      Thanks for your two cents. And you’re not spastic; we totally agree with what you said. :)

      And as Fab would say: you and all our followers make it easy and fun to interact on Twitter.

  2. trista Hevey says:

    I think functionality wise it has good stuff going on..from a design perspective it’s a lost little puppy dog. Your logo is more corporate and the background is “80′S Converse PUNKTASTIC” ..I do enjoy it but the mesh of the 2 isn’t working.

    I’d also suggest using “ADDTHIS” so if someone wanted to email this to a friend, they have that option. Right now i see Facebook and Twitter options but some prefer email or other share options. Sharing is caring folks. (www.addthis.com)

    Also what about adding a discussions board so people can freely post about savings, suggestions, humor..etc. on the board. This helps with ideas, passing of great deals and fresh content to boost your blogs SEO without you doing ALL the content development :)

    Maybe beef up the about us section too. You’re a fun crew and that’s what really stands out in the crowd…you’re liked, you’re really LIKED. Maybe you each have a personalized page that brings out your personalities.

    Just some suggestions…by me, for you, enjoy!

    • Shannon says:

      Those are all fantastic ideas! Thank you sooo much! We will keep every suggestion in mind moving forward.

      Thanks again! :)

  3. Crissy D. says:

    Everyone could use a laugh, humor is the way to go. No matter how bad of a mood I am in if I read or hear something funny I smile.

  4. Donna D says:

    Love the bog the way it is. Never hurts to have more saving and more humor if you feel you need to change something. It’s Fabulous the way it is1

  5. kim crane says:

    I like the humor shown most of all but also appreciate the heads up on savings that you provide. Saves me a TON of time – thanks!

  6. Richard Peterson says:

    I think the site is perfect!

  7. denimorse says:

    1. I like the blog now mainly for following the twitter journey
    2. I would like to see more savings, more good deals, maybe anecdotes about using coupon codes, awesome finds, new stores etc.

  8. Didi says:

    Love that you are all so friendly. You are Fabulous to your twitter tweeps. Awesome contests. I do think the design and layout could use some tweaking. Confusing to find what your looking for. Humor is always good. Can always use a laugh!

  9. amy L says:

    I love the flow of information on the site–it’s easy to navigate and I love the related blogs feature too.
    More savings is always a good thing! I’d love to see more shopping tips too–maybe get your loyal followers to send in more tips and ways to save!
    I love that the site is so community driven and that you take time to give back to us–it’s an awesome & fun experience!
    @eggiesays

  10. Tooth Fairy says:

    Q* What do you like or dislike about this blog now?
    A: I think your bloggy is really #fabulous already believe me! ☺ ☻

    Q* What do you want to see more of – savings, stores, trends, humor, etc.?
    A: I believe you offer enough $weet $avings, stores, trends and love the humor your sprinkle in too!♡✧*¨*•.¸✧☆✧

    Tweeting @toothfairycyber is me!

  11. I just got here so far so good

  12. Kim Stenner says:

    I like that there is new stuff everyday and I would like to see more coupons and freebies. I love coupons and free stuff is always welcome.

  13. Nicole says:

    I don’t see nothing wrong with this blog, but savings is always good!!!!!

  14. Tammera Widell says:

    I really think your blogs, posts, and great deals are very interesting and do grab attention. Thank You

  15. Staci says:

    The layout and colors are simple and user-friendly, but the tiled background does not look good at all IMO. And, in these economic times, savings are always the first thing I look for! :)

  16. desaria says:

    likes: its bright. not so dark and boring
    dislike: its a bit messy. ie there should be more drop downs for selections.

    I would like to see more discounts in different places
    Fashion would also be great :)

  17. Sue Xiong says:

    The background is too distracting and harsh. The content column needs to be bigger than the ads, blogroll, etc. When I read blogs, I want to see the content stand out, not ads because I get thrown off right away thinking its just a paid publicity site and not a blog where I can gain useful information from. I want to see more savings and trends!

    • Shannon says:

      Thanks Sue, those are all fantastic suggestions. That will help a lot when we’re working on the new blog! :)

  18. Estella Miller says:

    Your savings are already great! Keep up the humor! Your deal tweets are hilarious and make people want to visit your site. There are so many blogs out there, your sense of humor makes you unique!! Kudos!!

  19. amy dendy says:

    like savings ideas

  20. Kelley K says:

    I love that there are so many different ways to save. Shopping tips, savings, freebies, etc.. It is nice to have these in one place. It helps your readers save time as well as money! Of course, more savings are always great, but I would have to say more humor! Saving money and laughter, now that makes me smile! ;)

  21. Crystallewis60 says:

    I love the blogs content. The contest, discounts and deals the humor, It’s all great. I’d love to see more deals, us penny pinchers try to save as much as possible with the economic times. That being said as much as I love the site, the layout is a bit boring. It needs more color or maybe a different layout. just something to change it up a bit. (I hope I didn’t hurt any feelings!) I love how friendly you guys are on twitter. Keep it up. :) @crystallewis60

  22. Cindy H. says:

    I’m not wild abou tthe background…doesn’t fit the personality of the site. I love all the deals! and I super duper love the logo! I love the people behind the Twitter and blog, you all know I think you are Fabu! I’m all and all pretty happy with the site!

  23. diandran26 says:

    i think you do great on the savings post, but i would like more humor. I’m usually stuck at home w a hyper 4 yr old so i would love to have a nice adult laugh now n then.
    @DiandraN26

  24. Rebecca Jahnke says:

    I like your blog, I love to read your daily posts. I especially get a kick out of it if I have made it into it! Then I know I have made you smile that day, which makes me smile! I think it is easy to navigate and I like how you list freebies and “fresh” offers separately. I think you guys are doing a great job, and I’m so glad I found you all!My day isn’t complete unless I have a few tweets with you! The only thing I could say to make it better is maybe jazz up the colors a little and add some music (come on, you knew I was gonna mention music somewhere!! :) ) HUGS! @hairgirl1966

  25. MCJunkie says:

    Goodness, i love your blog the way it is. but throw in some humor goodies and its good to go. meow

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