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I like to judge what a blogs going to be about by the title. I know, it's a bad case of "judging a book by its cover" but it's just something I do. So the judgements I had for Greg And Deb On The Web were:
1. It was a family blog. 2. It would be filled with anecdotes not interesting to anyone except family and close friends. 3. It would contain posts by both Greg and Deb in a sort of tennis match manner, with one person posting one day and the other the next.
Ladies and gentlemen, it's not very often I do this, so treasure this moment. I was wrong. Except maybe for number 1. Yes, it is a "family" blog. But only in that Greg (who by the way, is the only one who posts on it, not Greg-and-Deb) does write about his family occasionally. Okay, he writes about his family a lot. But, nevertheless, it is interesting and funny enough, for an outsider like me, who doesn't know them, to enjoy and appreciate.
Greg obviously has a sense of humour. Not forced, like a lot of other weblogs which "try" to be funny, but a genuine amused, slightly cynical way of looking at the world around him. He posts a lot about his daughters--Allie who is four and the baby Julia. Allie is an endless fund of humour, with her little bon mots.
Usually, when reviewing a weblog, I skim through the archives, dipping in occasionally to figure out more about the writer and where they are coming from. In this case, I sat and read through the entire archives (starting in July 2003) and before I knew it, I was hooked.
The layout is just that--a layout, in simple colours, uncluttered with a few links. It doesn't detract at all from the writing, nor does it add anything to it.
Personally, now, not as a reviewer, but as someone who loves to discover fresh writing, this blog will be one I will be checking again and again. You should too.
Please don't take offense, Greg & Deb, but the name of your blog sounded like a site for swingers when I first read it. (You never can tell what impression someone else will have of something, can you?) At any rate, imagine my surprise when the blog turned out to be just a wonderful tale of a family with a hilarious photo of two children (I assume they are Greg & Deb's) sitting in a basket watching laundry go 'round. A brilliant first impression.
And it doesn't disappoint from there. Greg and Deb have been blogging for a loooong time (since 2003, making their blog archaic, since blogging seems so 'new' to the thousands who discovered it in 2004.) While Deb is included in the title, Greg is the one who posts, but he speaks of his wife and family so much they may as well be blogging with him. The early posts tell of the birth of their second child and contain revealing posts about marriage and children--all of it compelling and tinged with humor. There are no titles to the posts, they are all simply dated, so it is hard to tell you what I enjoyed (especially since I enjoyed nearly every post I have read thus far).
There is not a link to "About Us" or even "About Me," rather a 'Goo b Gone' link in the sidebar. I'm going to guess that this pertains to Greg's attempts at becoming more fit--even though it doesn't appear to have been updated since 2003. So, I question the need to keep the 'Goo b Gone' link, and I encourage an "About Us" link.
The May 7, 2004 post about testosterone being a blessing and a curse is just one of the many that made me laugh out loud. I hope you take a trip over to this blog and spend some enjoyable time there. I plan on reading as many of the archives as I can (sorry I couldn't read them all before having to turn in this review. I am sure they are worth every second.)
One thing you'll notice when you initially visit this blog is that it appears to be a nice little family oriented blog, maybe something geared toward updating family members on current events and such. After diving into some of the posts, it becomes obvious that this is far more than that, it's very interesting, funny and well written.
I would venture to say that this blog is down-right hilarious at times but, that may be because I'm a parent myself and can totally relate to the things Greg and Deb post about. I see this weblog as being a tool to help them share some of their more interesting times in life with the world, or whomever wants to take a gander.
The design of this blog is soothing to the eyes and easily read. Spelling and grammar is top-notch and I think this blog is going into my favorites list. I would recommend this blog to anyone looking for a hearty laugh, especially people with young children...trust me, you'll be able to relate to these folks!
3 reviewers gave Greg & Deb on the Web an average rating of 4.4167
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