Review 360

The regression of a personal weblog is not a pretty thing. Amy Richard’s TartWeb proves this point in many respects. First and foremost, the author’s older posts demonstrate that she does, indeed, have the ability to write fairly entertaining narrative. However, her most recent posts are banal and the reader is left to wonder if he or she is reading a teen weblog or that of a twenty-something college educated professional. The decline of Ms. Richard’s content is further evidenced by her choice of links. In earlier posts, links were semingly chosen to enhance content. In more recent posts, the links are the content. Fortunately, the current links usually direct readers to other weblogs. What one cannot find at TartWeb may be found elsewhere; this, too, marks a regression in Ms. Richardson’s weblog.

TartWeb does sport a simple, clean layout with working links. And, the author shows fair command of grammar, spelling, tense, and style. However, none of these components will save TartWeb from what appears to be a downward slide. Only a conscious improvement in the quality of the author’s posts can redeem this weblog.

Tart Web

Review 354

Tasteless. Trite. Juvenile. Caustic. Jejune. Asinine. The authors at seem to be striving toward the aforementioned adjectives at an alarming speed. The weblog’s primary contributor, identified only as LlamaSex, has chosen a most interesting format in which to entertain and, perhaps, educate his (or her?) readers: Slapshot commentary, associated links, and cartoons. The three, combined with a layout redolent of early porn bulletin boards and the addition of an “Exploited Girl of the Day” gallery, makes for a weblog primarily of interest to twenty-something underachieving males.

Drunkenlosers, despite the bulk choice of its content, is surprisingly literate and not entirely without merit. The authors do pull serious news snippets into their posts and they are not without the faculties for evaluating the impact of current events. However, the site is rife with Beavis and Butthead-like sexual innuendos which do not enhance the more intellectually interesting aspects of the site’s content. Many readers may feel that a definite “clean up” is in order for Drunkenlosers; but, one is also forced to wonder whether or not the National Lampoon type of atmosphere is intentional. (There is, after all, something to be said for any site which provokes a strong reaction, be the reaction negative or positive.)

Succinctly, IS tasteless, trite, asinine, and the like. It is not, however, a waste for those readers who enjoy weblogs with short bursts of timely humor and shoddy photos of naked women.Drunkenlosers

Review 237

The first thing that struck me was the colours, summery yet not overly bright or too garish. The design is excellently set out, not cluttered but allows the information to been seen easily.

The entries themselves provide an interesting read, with excellent links on and off site to various different resources such as dotcomments. I enjoyed looking at the lovely array of pictures of the author’s son that provided and insight into the authors life, also there was a good section on the authors life, which I felt useful in understanding his entries.

Overall an excellent blog with more than the usual blog entries, and excellent read.

the booge

Review 276

Lemon Lime is a pretty, if unremarkable weblog with no other purpose than to publish the opinions of its author.

The design and layout are both fine, with a nice touch of anime-inspired illustration, and the text and links are all legible.

However, nothing at the site really stands out. There’s not much to the blog, although it is at times quite interesting and there are plenty of links to off-site attractions.

Unfortunately this site doesn’t do enough to stand out from the crowd. The blog is uninspiring even though the design is good.Lemon Lime