North x East Blog Review

Since we are on a review kick today, I figure now would be a good time to post a new ReviewMe sponsored review. North x East (pronounced North By East) is a brand new blog – started Feb 4th – about small-medium online business, blogging, advertising and net entrepreneurship. The blog is passion of Collis Ta’eed, a young web designer from Sydney. In addition to running his new blog and designing websites, Collis also runs the successful stock Flash site FlashDen.net.

The name North x East comes from the direction that represents strong, steady growth and profit – a healthy Northeasterly direction. Currently, North x East has a grand total of ten posts, which works out to 1.7 posts per day. This posting frequency is quite good for a new blog and I hope Collis can keep it up, or increase it. Even though the North x East has just ten posts, the quality of those posts are really good. Some of their must read articles include:

The other highlight of North x East is the CSSBites Case Study. This is a case study on developing, marketing and selling a small site – in this case a little CSS tutorials site. What I like about this case study is Collis puts a value on his own time. Just because you the one creating the site doesn’t mean it’s free. Your time is worth money and a value has to be placed on it. In this case, Collis placed a value of $100 per hour. Not bad a bad rate if I do say so myself.

North x East is not monetized at the moment. This is a smart move on Collis’s part since the blog is brand new – best to build up a readership before slapping on the banners. The design is very clean, simple black text on a white background, and very easy to read. Unfortunately, North x East does not offer a full feed RSS. I have become a big fan of full feeds ever since discovering Google Reader.

Because North x East is so new, I may do an update on them at a future date. I may do an update on what happened to all the sites I’ve reviewed – kinda like a “where are they now?” post. Overall, North x East looks like a good addition to the blog community. Judging by the quality of the content, and if the current posting level can be maintained, I think Collis will do very well.


11 thoughts on “North x East Blog Review”

  1. Andrew Kuo says:

    Read the whole front page, and I have to say, this blog will be getting many visitors even without the help of reviews. Awesome posts!

    1. Nomar says:

      Totally agree with you

  2. Collis says:

    Thanks guys, appreciate the review. So far going very well and the blogging doesn’t seem to be taking up too much time! Though maybe thats because i haven’t been accounting for all the time i spend reading other people’s blogs… 😛

  3. Ashish Mohta says:

    Thanks for the link.I am on them now

  4. Derek says:

    I really like the article on whether or not blogs are too easy to create. I started blogging early last year in the celebrity field and since then, the amount of celebrity blogs went up at least 1,000 percent. So, blogs really may be too easy to create.

    1. Kalle says:

      Yeah, but that’s the thing with blogs. Easy CMS. It is meant for everyone, now it doesn’t matter how skilled you are with codes, now the thing that matters most are how good content you can write.

  5. Lyle says:

    Yeah, that was a smmoth read … Blogs are easy to create but hard to build.

  6. Leftblank says:

    Interesting articles, especially the blog related ones, the author has a pretty interesting view on the webworld.

  7. Kalle says:

    Thanks for sharing John. I have a feeling that your February incomes from this blog will be huge. First you get press coverage, and now you have reviews, how many? Three blogs? That is a lot of money 🙂

  8. Marc says:

    Not trying to throw stones or anything, but I found the mentioned articles a little thin.

    Best of luck though.

  9. Jane May says:

    Collis…Welcome to the world of blogging…I see you’re off to a great start by getting John to do a review for you. Keep up the content!

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