Review 562

The site’s look is very distinctive; that’s the first thing that really caught my attention and compelled me to review it. How can you not adore that David Bowie picture? Add to it the placement of the post being in Bowie’s crotch. Simply irresiststible!

Her posts are short, sweet, and more substantaive than many I’ve seen. Unlike many sites which will go unnamed, she doesn’t pander to a small group of friends. Her posts have popular appeal. She also seems to have a fixation with British pop culture.

The rare nugget of pictures that she posts are of supreme quality. She studies filmmaking and obviously has a good eye for the aesthetic. And get this: she updates daily!

The only bone to pick here is that she’s hosted on which, in my opinion, is inherently lame.

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Review 572

Enjoy scathing sarcasm, dynamic wit, and literate tongue-in-cheek reviews of weblogs? If so, head over to Blog You! and read Tom and Ed’s various takes on weblogs ranging from superior to downright awful.

Blog You! features an easy to navigate layout with a theme that can only be described as … well, as Sutherland. A phenomenal weblog will earn four Donalds, whereas the ungodly may garner one Kiefer. The Sutherland father and son scheme seems to be a rating system which defies logic, but it works for the creators of Blog You! and is thoughtfully detailed for readers and those who have chosen to submit their weblogs for review. And, if being rated on a creepy actors scale isn’t enough for a blog author, there are Tom and Ed’s frequently caustic reviews. While Tom and Ed certainly do not mince words, they do provide constructive criticism for blog authors; and, their reviews are usually quite objective.

Humor figures prominently at Blog You! But, the humor featured here is to most readers what Dennis Miller is to Hee-Haw groupies. Tom and Ed can be scathing — they are hardly gentle; but, they are funny if one doesn’t mind humor with a bite. Weblog authors who are seeking non-critical assessment of their work should definitely reconsider submitting their sites to Blog You!, as Tom and Ed do not hold back on their opinions. Blog You! does call out to the most stalwart of blog authors to see if there might be three Donalds and a Kiefer in their future. But, be forewarned, those Sutherlands do not come easy.

Those unwilling to submit their sites to the scrutiny of Tom and Ed will take a kind of vicarious pleasure in reading commentary about other weblogs. Only the bravest will submit their own blogs to such sardonic, and downright amusing, criticism.Blog You!

Review 625

Here is a site that knows what they are doing. I didn’t know what to expect from a name of shou? but who would? I try to not think too much of what I want a site to be when I first see it. So onto the review

The most recent posts on shou? are about what is going on in the Middle East. But it is not from the point of view of an American, as he is actually in the Middle East. He is reporting news of things that I have yet to hear about.

This is natural as most sites are talking about the ever-emerging war that is becoming. He writes very often about the Palestinian/Israel war and even acknowledges it his me section.

I must admit, that even though I don’t want to read about what’s going on, I was hooked immediately to his writing. His ability to convey feelings and emotions and what is going on is matched only by a select few. Major props to him and his work on his site.


Review 648

The first thing I look for on a site is the design. Is it easy to navigate, clean or cluttered, brassy or boring.

This site is clean and spare. I liked that part.

The next thing I look for is something “about me”, so that I can get a feel for the person writing the weblog. On this site the “about me” section was my favorite part. Lots of questions with some very funny answers.

After that I go to the weblog, reading as much as I have time to read or can stand. If I make it to the archives, I feel like I’m reading a good weblog. Darryl tells you in his description that the weblog is conversations…and he has a lot of conversations. I made it to the archives, all the way back to May 2001. Some of them are missing…perhaps a Blogger error.


Review 696

I am still laughing over the first thing I saw at the site. By the time most of you read this review, it will probably have moved someplace so I have taken the liberty to link it for all of you.

So I am expecting there to be a lot of complaints about this person’s life, things that annoy the webmaster, but instead, I don’t find that. What I found was a very good weblog to read. Not only is it well written, it also flows. Though one post typically has no relation to the others, it manages to do this.

I liked the design of the site. It is very easy on the eyes with the light colors. One thing that was kind of annoying was all of her links were in one big column with out organization. I didn’t realize there was an about section until I looked closer at the links. Just a little organization of the links would be helpful.

The site is very enjoyable to go and read. I only found a couple entries that I didn’t like, but that is how most sites are anyways.