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  • From bricklayer to webdesigner. Is it possible to make this career change?

    Hello everyone.
    My name is Tom and I've been laying bricks for over 10 years now and I've recently started blogging to share my bricklaying knowledge.
    Due to back issues I was forced to stay home and decided to share some of my skills digital.
    As I'm new to blogging and have butterfingers when it comes to computers, my friend has been helping me with setting up my first website and giving me tips to improve the site. I was wondering if anyone has any tips or tricks that i can use to improve my website.
    It would be great if you can leave some feedback either positive or negative.
    Any feedback is welcome. Personally I think that the layout is okay, but the posts can be improved a bit more. Maybe I should create a better overview but that's why i turned here for any advice.

    Please have a look at my website: https://bricklaying.allaboutzone.com

    Thanks for having a look.

    Cheers!!
    Tom Taylor
    Last edited by KitchWitch; 02-23-2017, 08:12 AM. Reason: removed share request

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      Hey Tom,

      I'm sorry to hear physical limitations pushed you out of your profession. I'm not really sure about the nature of your question with respect to "career change," but as for blogging in general, I'd like to see more emphasis on the quality of the writing. I mean, I can get past some questionable layout or page design issues—many of which are only a matter of opinion or taste anyway—but the reason I'm there is to read something. As much as I despise the notion of paraphrasing this often-mis-credited quote yet again, design isn't only the way it looks...

      I only read a couple of your pieces, and while the information all seems competent if not authoritative, there are a LOT of grammatical errors. No matter your skill level, the first rule of writing for public consumption: get someone you trust to proofread it first.

      Best of luck to you.
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