I am by no means a wealthy man but I do enjoy living well, given the opportunity. Vezeo is a blog especially for people who have a passion for the finer things; international travel, food, restaurants, resorts, and either have the means or the aspirations to match.
The blog is off to a good start with a trÃ¨s elegant minimalist design. In fact most of the visuals comes from a mixture of typography and photography. A good idea considering the target audience of mid-twenties and upwards movers and shakers. Photography in particular is beneficial in promoting the luxury feel.
Advertising is under-stated, which could hamper click throughs, but I can understand the need to not have in your face banners on such a minimalist and sophisticated site. For a site that sells advertising it is essential to have an advertising page, you need to show advertisers how they can advertise and why they should consider it.
Look around your niche to see what other blogs do and who advertises with them. Do not be shy about approaching potential advertisers directly. If they don’t want to advertise right now, ask what would change their mind.
One minor niggle, and I am looking to the designers amongst you to back me up or correct me, it seems to me the Vezeo logo ought to align with the text or be centered. Right now it is neither and I find it a touch distracting.
Right now the subscriptions seem a little hidden away, I would like to see them more prominently above the fold plus I always encourage bloggers to list some popular or Flagship Content in the sidebar. Give people an idea of what else they can see and what is good. Kind of like a restaurant specials board really!
As is quite common, you can navigate to the blog using both WWW and non-WWW URL variations. This can cause problems in search engines so best to sort that out now before it becomes an issue. This is easily fixed either by upgrading to the latest version of WordPress or by adding a plugin.
This is a new blog so I wouldn’t expect thousands of inbound links but some effort is required to get the blog noticed. To do this some posts will need to link out, and writers will need to be encouraged to comment on other blogs, and stumble posts.
Links need to look like links, right now you can only detect links by swooshing your mouse pointer around. Use color and underline.
Overall this is a very nicely written and put together blog. There should be plenty of monetization opportunities and I can see lots of companies wanting to get involved once the blog gets more visibility.