You know what they say — everyone’s a critic! Blog reviews are one of the best ways to get you going in terms of getting constant content into your blog. One, because it helps train you to look at what works and what doesn’t in a certain type of blog. Two, because you’re giving link love to the sites you reviewed, and everyone loves a back link; who knows, maybe the blog may reciprocate by linking back to you thus increasing your own blog rank. Three, you may even notice that your own blog readership and participation increase significantly as you introduce new sites and provide useful commentary on the blogs you review.
Some time ago, RT at Untwisted Vortex highlighted two web sites that offer free review services for their users and more importantly reciprocate those reviews. In the Fair Review Project, you’ll need to first select a blog for review before you can submit your own request for a review. ReviewBack works the same way, but looks to have a larger database of blogs available for you to choose and review.
To be honest though, I am more of a post critic, and I don’t think I have the knack to be a a blog reviewer. Everyone has different styles and different priorities on how they want to lay out their content, and as long as the blog doesn’t look cluttered I’m fine with whatever and however the information is presented. I have tried to do blog reviews some time back as part of my daily blogging routine, but since I didn’t find it spontaneous enough, I decided to scrape that idea off.