Review 2171

Despite the use of various shades of green I found the design of this site instantly appealing, technically speaking it should not work, but there is nothing offensive here. It’s easy on the eye, clear to read and above all quite appealing. There is a brief introduction to the author in the right hand menu, which is continued in more details on this page. I found both interesting and enlightening, and feel they prepared me well for what I would find in the weblog itself.

Guppy Child is a well established weblog, having been in existence since May 2001. The first few posts are as enlightening as the site / author biography – in particular that the site is that of a teen still in high school. But this is no ordinary teen, there is no typical teen lingo here – in fact quite the contrary, what a reader will find here are well written thought out entries which in the main would appeal to a wider audience than the typical teen blog. Sidhe writes very well in fact, and I quickly find myself scanning through her archives with varying levels of interest. I enjoyed her style tremendously, on occasion she writes so well you feel almost as though you are an observer watching the events of her life play out. To say I am impressed by what I read here is an understatement, this is a weblog with real potential for the future.

A straightforward two column template in green with no real design problems. It’s easy on the eye, clear enough to read and navigate, and is individually tailored to suit both it’s author and the content. OK, so green may not be to everyone’s tastes and technically it shouldn’t work as well as it does, but I find the effect quite appealing.

Guppy Child may technically be a teen blog but I firmly believe that it has a much wider appeal than a mere teen audience. Sidhe writes well, her posts are frequently enlightening and eye opening, encompassing the very best of personal journaling online. All in all this is a must read for anyone who appreciates a well written life blog, who is willing to look beyond her age and actually read what she has to say. A glimmer of hope in teen weblogs, a definite 5.0Guppychild.com

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