Welcome

Welcome to Indulge! My name is Tiffany, and I will be your hostess for today. What is Indulge, you may ask? To get straight to the point, Indulge is a self-reviewing site. Here, you will follow a step by step process on how to evaluate your own site. What is the purpose of this if we have review sites? Well, what if you don't have review sites, or if requests are not open? The purpose of this site is to be used as a resource whenever you feel the need to improve your site. Here, my goal is to lead you through and help you evaluate your own site without, or at least close to, any outside assistance. This site will also provide a variety of resources, guides, and tips. You, as the visitor, will also have the chance to submit any questions as well as participate in different activities. This site should not only serve as a guide, but also a place that helps you improve on becoming a site owner. If you have any questions/concerns, please neomail me.

A few months after eating at Sweeters Cafe, you decide to go back. However, before you reach the cafe, you notice a gathering at the corner flower shop, Indulge. Seeing that a large crowd was gathering, you decide to see what the fuss was about. In the center of the crowd, stands two teenage girls. One, you recognize as Tiffany, and the other introduces herself as Annie to the crowd. You push your way through the crowd until you are in front of the display table. Tiffany smiles when you catch her eye.

Tiffany turns to the crowd and spreads out her arms. "Welcome! Those of you who are gathered here today are in for a treat. Here," Annie gestures to the table laid with different pastries before them as Tiffany continues talking. "we have an abundant amount of treats that are going to be handed out. Each treat will be paired with a flower that best suits you from this lovely flower shop, Indulge. Now, if you are interested, please get in a single file line, and fill out the questionnaire being passed around. The flower chosen represents your inner potential and personality, so be honest. Your goal today is to indulge yourself."

You get in line along with everyone else and eye the table of perfectly made pastries. As you wait and fill out the form, you wonder what your result will be; You are going to indulge indeed.



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    Introduction

    First things first, before you go into anything, you will need a basic grasp of what it is about. This is the same with reviewing. In order to properly review, you do not need to have the best vocabulary or experience. It is all in your attention to detail. The greater your attention, the more you will be able to see.

    So what exactly is a review?
    - To be short, it is an evaluation. A site review is an evaluation of your site as a whole.

    Before we start going into the actual guide, keep these pointers in mind:
    - Do not be too critical of yourself. When reviewing, it is best to look at both the positives and negatives.
    - When looking over your site, try to see it through the eyes of a visitor and note things that may/may not need to be changed.

    For a more in-depth explanation on reviewing, visit How to Write Great Reviews, and for more information on running a site in general, visit How to Offer Great Service.

    After you have read the information above, continue down below and locate your site type. The information in the boxes will provide you with extra insight on what you should be focusing on for your site type. When you are done reading your site's checklist, make sure to follow each step of the guide until the end. Following each step will allow you to efficiently review your site as if a reviewer were to do it for you.

    Types of Sites

    Graphics

    This section refers to graphic sites that do not take requests but provide graphics. Graphics may include premade layouts, art, icons, banners, resources, etc. Below is a basic checklist of what you will need to consider when reviewing your site.

    [ ] Well organized layout. Are all of the links working? Is everything easy to find and nicely laid out?

    [ ] Goals, Spelling & Grammar. Did you clearly state your goal and purpose of your site in the introduction? Is the writing in your site clear? Is it easy to understand?

    [ ] Content. Do you value quantity over quality or the other way around? Is your content high quality? Are the graphics blurry/pixelated/broken? Is it usable?

    [ ] Service. Are you responding to neomails regularly? Are your rules clear? Are you friendly with the visitor? Do you make it clear that you are open to suggestions?

    Graphic Request

    This section refers to graphic sites that do take requests. Graphics may include premade layouts, art, icons, banners, resources, buttons, etc. Below is a basic checklist of what you will need to consider when reviewing your site.

    [ ] Well organized layout. Are all of the links working? Is everything easy to find and nicely laid out?

    [ ] Goals, Spelling & Grammar. Did you clearly state your goal and purpose of your site in the introduction? Is the writing in your site clear? Is it easy to understand?

    [ ] Content. Do you value quantity over quality or the other way around? Is your content high quality? Are the graphics blurry/pixelated/broken? Is it usable?

    [ ] Service. Are you responding to neomails regularly? Are your rules and forms clear? Are you friendly with the requester? Is the requesting process easy to follow?

    Reviews

    This section refers to review sites. This particular site focuses on requests. Below is a basic checklist of what you will need to consider when reviewing your site.

    [ ] Well organized layout. Are all of the links working? Is everything easy to find and nicely laid out?

    [ ] Goals, Spelling & Grammar. Did you clearly state your goal and purpose of your site in the introduction? Is the writing in your site clear? Is it easy to understand?

    [ ] Content. Are your reviews detailed and clear? Are you providing suggestions and using criticism properly? Do you have clear rubrics and different options?

    [ ] Service. Are you responding to neomails regularly? Are your rules and forms clear? Are you friendly with the requester? Is the requesting process easy to follow?

    Guides

    This section refers to guides. Guides can range from basic account improvement to site making and more. Below is a basic checklist of what you will need to consider when reviewing your site.

    [ ] Well organized layout. Are all of the links working? Is everything easy to find and nicely laid out?

    [ ] Goals, Spelling & Grammar. Did you clearly state your goal and purpose of your site in the introduction? Is the writing in your site clear? Is it easy to understand?

    [ ] Content. Guides are heavily based on written content. Is everything clear and flowing well? Are the steps easy to follow? Is the writing not a pain to read?

    [ ] Service. Are you responding to neomails regularly? Are you friendly with the visitor? Are you open to suggestions?

    Directories

    This section refers to directories. Directories can range from link directories to pet directories and more. Below is a basic checklist of what you will need to consider when reviewing your site.

    [ ] Well organized layout. Are all of the links working? Is everything easy to find and nicely laid out?

    [ ] Goals, Spelling & Grammar. Did you clearly state your goal and purpose of your site in the introduction? Is the writing in your site clear? Is it easy to understand?

    [ ] Content. This is a big one for directories. In order for your directory to be used as a resource, you need to list plenty of sites. Are the sites you listed still up? Are the sites active? Do you do regular link sweeps?

    [ ] Service. Are you responding to neomails regularly? Are you friendly with the visitor? Are you open to suggestions?

    General List

    This section refers to all sites in general. Of course, there are many more sites than listed here. Examples of sites not listed here include untaken names, competition, writing, etc. Below is a basic checklist of what you will need to consider when reviewing your site.

    [ ] Well organized layout. Are all of the links working? Is everything easy to find and nicely laid out?

    [ ] Goals, Spelling & Grammar. Did you clearly state your goal and purpose of your site in the introduction? Is the writing in your site clear? Is it easy to understand?

    [ ] Content. High quality? Is there quantity? Is it organized properly?

    [ ] Service. Are you responding to neomails regularly? Are you friendly with the visitor/requester? Are the forms and rules easy to follow? Are you open to suggestions?

    Step 1: Rubrics

    Before you start anything, take a look through your entire site. Go through every page and think about why you want to be reviewed. Then, note the parts that you think you will need the most help on or that you want to improve. Continue reading when you are done.

    The next part is selecting a rubric. Below are three of the most common ones. Remember that when selecting a rubric, pick the one that you think will best complement your site and its needs at the moment. When looking over the rubrics below, you do not have to pick just one. You can mix and match certain parts so that it is convenient for you. I suggest at this time you have a notepad opened up on your screen so that you can note your choices as well as get started on your review. If not, there will be a reviewing space at the end in the next step for you to type.

    In-depth

    Homepage: This includes everything on your homepage. The introduction is the part where you introduce yourself and your site to others. See if your introduction made sense, and did your name link back to your userlookup. Also, see if your introduction told enough information on your site and if the page is organized.

    Rules: Are your rules fair? Do you sound too harsh? Do they make sense? Easy to understand?

    Layout and Organization: Your layout is very important because it's the first impression that the visitors see when they enter your site. Looking to see if your layout is pleasing to the eye, and if it's organized. See if your site's navigation works and is easy to spot and use. Also take a quick glance through your site to see if anything is out of place, or needs to be positioned a bit better.

    Spelling and Grammar: This is a quick read through your site to see if there are any mistakes.

    Sitely: The sitely part of your site usually contains Link Backs, Affiliates, Listers, and your Credits. Critique your link back buttons to see if they are high quality.

    Content: Your content is the most important thing on your site because it lets others know what you have. See if you organized your content in a manner that is easy to access and use. Is it neat? Are the textarea/textboxes the right size? Your content's quality will also be scored on here.

    Revisit: Yes/No

    Recommended: Yes/No

    Visual

    First Impression: What do you first see when you enter your site? Does anything stand out? What do you like and don't like? Go over your site's introduction, and see if it has all the necessary requirements such as your name linking back to your userlookup, information about site, and neomail link.

    Spelling and Grammar: This is a quick read through your site if there are any mistakes.

    Layout and Organization: Your layout is very important because it's the first impression that the visitors see when they enter your site. Looking to see if your layout is pleasing to the eye, and if it's organized. See if your site's navigation works and is easy to spot and use. Also take a quick glance through your site to see if anything is out of place, or needs to be positioned a bit better.

    Pro/Con

    Pros: What is good about your site. This review can be in bullets. Some things to comment on can be layout, content, organization, spelling/grammar, anything that is positive and stands out.

    Cons: Some of the things that you need to improve on as well as ways that you can fix it. Some things to comment on can be layout, content, organization, spelling/grammar, anything that you think can be/needs to be improved.

    Step 2: Writing

    The snow glows white on the mountain tonight, not a footprint to be seen. A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I'm the queen. The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside. Couldn't keep it in, Heaven knows I tried. Don't let them in, don't let them see. Be the good girl you always have to be. Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know. Well, now they know! Let it go, let it go! Can't hold it back any more. Let it go, let it go! Turn away and slam the door. I don't care what they're going to say. Let the storm rage on. The cold never bothered me anyway.

    how far i'll go
    from disney's moana

    I've been staring at the edge of the water Long as I can remember Never really knowing why I wish I could be the perfect daughter But I come back to the water No matter how hard I try Every turn I take Every trail I track Every path I make Every road leads back to the place I know Where I cannot go Where I long to be See the line where the sky meets the sea It calls me And no one knows how far it goes If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me One day I'll know If I go there's just no telling how far I'll go
    I know everybody on this island Seems so happy on this island Everything is by design I know everybody on this island Has a role on this island So maybe I can roll with mine I can lead with pride I can make us strong I'll be satisfied if I play along But the voice inside sings a different song What is wrong with me

    See the light as it shines on the sea It's blinding But no one knows how deep it goes And it seems like it's calling out to me So come find me And let me know What's beyond that line Will I cross that line The line where the sky meets the sea It calls me And no one knows how far it goes If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me One day I'll know How far I'll go

    Header Two

    This is your bold font. This is a link. This is your italic font.
    The snow glows white on the mountain tonight, not a footprint to be seen. A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I'm the queen. The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside. Couldn't keep it in, Heaven knows I tried. Don't let them in, don't let them see. Be the good girl you always have to be. Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know. Well, now they know! Let it go, let it go! Can't hold it back any more. Let it go, let it go! Turn away and slam the door. I don't care what they're going to say. Let the storm rage on. The cold never bothered me anyway.

    Header One

    The snow glows white on the mountain tonight, not a footprint to be seen. A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I'm the queen. The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside. Couldn't keep it in, Heaven knows I tried. Don't let them in, don't let them see. Be the good girl you always have to be. Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know. Well, now they know! Let it go, let it go! Can't hold it back any more. Let it go, let it go! Turn away and slam the door. I don't care what they're going to say. Let the storm rage on. The cold never bothered me anyway.

    how far i'll go
    from disney's moana

    I've been staring at the edge of the water Long as I can remember Never really knowing why I wish I could be the perfect daughter But I come back to the water No matter how hard I try Every turn I take Every trail I track Every path I make Every road leads back to the place I know Where I cannot go Where I long to be See the line where the sky meets the sea It calls me And no one knows how far it goes If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me One day I'll know If I go there's just no telling how far I'll go
    I know everybody on this island Seems so happy on this island Everything is by design I know everybody on this island Has a role on this island So maybe I can roll with mine I can lead with pride I can make us strong I'll be satisfied if I play along But the voice inside sings a different song What is wrong with me

    See the light as it shines on the sea It's blinding But no one knows how deep it goes And it seems like it's calling out to me So come find me And let me know What's beyond that line Will I cross that line The line where the sky meets the sea It calls me And no one knows how far it goes If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me One day I'll know How far I'll go

    Header Two

    This is your bold font. This is a link. This is your italic font.
    The snow glows white on the mountain tonight, not a footprint to be seen. A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I'm the queen. The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside. Couldn't keep it in, Heaven knows I tried. Don't let them in, don't let them see. Be the good girl you always have to be. Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know. Well, now they know! Let it go, let it go! Can't hold it back any more. Let it go, let it go! Turn away and slam the door. I don't care what they're going to say. Let the storm rage on. The cold never bothered me anyway.

    Header One

    The snow glows white on the mountain tonight, not a footprint to be seen. A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I'm the queen. The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside. Couldn't keep it in, Heaven knows I tried. Don't let them in, don't let them see. Be the good girl you always have to be. Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know. Well, now they know! Let it go, let it go! Can't hold it back any more. Let it go, let it go! Turn away and slam the door. I don't care what they're going to say. Let the storm rage on. The cold never bothered me anyway.

    how far i'll go
    from disney's moana

    I've been staring at the edge of the water Long as I can remember Never really knowing why I wish I could be the perfect daughter But I come back to the water No matter how hard I try Every turn I take Every trail I track Every path I make Every road leads back to the place I know Where I cannot go Where I long to be See the line where the sky meets the sea It calls me And no one knows how far it goes If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me One day I'll know If I go there's just no telling how far I'll go
    I know everybody on this island Seems so happy on this island Everything is by design I know everybody on this island Has a role on this island So maybe I can roll with mine I can lead with pride I can make us strong I'll be satisfied if I play along But the voice inside sings a different song What is wrong with me

    See the light as it shines on the sea It's blinding But no one knows how deep it goes And it seems like it's calling out to me So come find me And let me know What's beyond that line Will I cross that line The line where the sky meets the sea It calls me And no one knows how far it goes If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me One day I'll know How far I'll go

    Header Two

    This is your bold font. This is a link. This is your italic font.
    The snow glows white on the mountain tonight, not a footprint to be seen. A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I'm the queen. The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside. Couldn't keep it in, Heaven knows I tried. Don't let them in, don't let them see. Be the good girl you always have to be. Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know. Well, now they know! Let it go, let it go! Can't hold it back any more. Let it go, let it go! Turn away and slam the door. I don't care what they're going to say. Let the storm rage on. The cold never bothered me anyway.

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