I've lost my voice. Seriously. I've had a sinus infection and bronchitis and am now voiceless. Being without a voice should have little impact on a blog post, but somehow it makes me just want to sit comatose in front of Facebook. I'm going to jump right into this critique so I can do just that. We're checking out No Water River then discussing below.
That is all.
No, I'm kidding, but not really. Because this is a very nice blog. Right away we get the feel that this is a picture book writer. Don't you? It's clean, easy to read. I love the Picture Book Library and Poetry Video Library. I adore the style of the little "Follow" icons. I'm not concerned that Renee's name is not in the title because the name of the site and everything related to the site is No Water River.
I guess if I'm going to get picky, I'm going to have to pick on the "About" page. I want the info about No Water River to come ahead of Renee's info. It could even be too separate pages on the navigation: "About NWR" and "About Renee". That is one question I had right away when I visited. I wanted to know exactly what No Water River was and I had to look for it. The good thing was that I could really tell even without the explanation, but it is buried.
Another nitpicky thing: The About page says that One-word Wednesday is coming on January 11th. Well, that day's past. So that should be updated.
The "category" tool is so nifty to find the things that might interest visitors. I would move that higher. Maybe just above the email subscribe. For a resource site such as this people need to be able to find the resources right away.
Okay, one more thing on that last note. Perhaps the tag of "the picture book and poetry place" should say "the picture book and poetry resource place". Or something like that. It took me awhile to even realize some of the things that were available and it would have been cool to know right away.
All right, I'm truly done. Great website! Any other thoughts for Renee from you awesome critiquers out there?