Todd Morris had requested a Free Blog Review of the blog, Success With Todd. The review was put on hold while he was moving to a new host and I had missed his email saying it was ready to be reviewed. So, belatedly, here it is…
What is Success With Todd?
The tagline of the site is “A journey of leadership, lifestyle and personal growth”. The About page reveals that Todd is a US Air Force weather forecaster, has 5 kids and lives in Hawaii. That’s enough to tell you that Todd needs to make some money on the side and is quite busy. Yeah, Hawaii is beautiful but it’s expensive to live there as a member of the armed services.
Navigation is good but the addition of the Dagon Design Sitemap Generator would improve it more. He has done a good job of optimizing the plugin mix by including Related Content and Top Commentator plugins.
Monetization seems to be mostly affiliate offers. As I mentioned in my recent series on blog monetization I haven’t seen these ads as being effective money makers outside of product niche oriented sites. Maybe Todd has a secret formula?
Todd has several interesting articles that relate to his blogging experiences, his service in Iraq and other areas. Here are some of the top posts I found.
5 things I liked about my time in Iraq gives a insider’s view of what living in a FOB or Forward Operating Base is like over there.
A few pictures from after the Hawaii storm shows the aftermath of the recent storms in Hawaii. You know, the photo of his neighborhood looks a lot like the Other’s Village on Lost, hmmm.
Do you have a dream board? describes how he made an online ‘dream board’. I guess that’s a little better than cutting out pictures from Robb Report and Unique Homes. I also noticed that Todd seems to be into Multi Level Marketing (MLM) which is something I’ve got kind of a distaste for but I won’t hold that against him.
How many blogs is too many? is a good examination of running multiple blogs that I can relate to.
Success With Todd has a lot of potential since Todd is a good writer and has some interesting thoughts and experiences to share.
I’d recommend that Todd participate in EntreCard and Blogging Zoom to help expand the marketing of his site.
Get Your Site Reviewed
If you would like your site reviewed by me for free, just like Todd did, use my Free Blog Review page to request one. Since I’ve gotten quite a back log I’m going to be doing two at a time spaced out about every 4-5 posts until I get caught up.