Let’s get something cleared up right away. This blog is personal, very personal. If you read it as if it were your own, you will be on an emotional roller coaster. If you read it as a guest with an open heart, you will be on an open roller coaster. And if you try to read it for entertainment, you will be very disappointed. Oh yeah, you need to start at the first post, and work your way to current otherwise you will miss the entire point of this blog.
With that said, we have the weblog of a 19 year old girl who is recovering from an eating disorder. The weblog is full of pain and suffering, but then there are times when you see that moment of happiness that really brightens up the weblog. Posts consist of poetry, daily life, and mixtures of the two. The daily life posts are written and formatted sometimes like a poem, with only a couple of words per line.
As I stated above, you have to read the archives first with this weblog. I started to read current to old, and I just didn’t understand what was going on. I read her little about section and still didn’t get it. I finally decided to read it from the very first post and it all made sense.
The design of the site is beautiful, but not functional. On the current months we have a picture of a chandelier and the archives have a picture of Sarah Michelle Gellar in front of a cemetery. Both designs feature an iframe for the blog which is a pain in the butt to use. My scroll wheel only works about 50% of the time inside the iframe, and if switch windows I must click inside the box again for my arrow keys to work the scrolling of the window. Also some of the archived months do not load properly from the archives, but will load properly from the current month.
This is one of those blogs where you can see the growth of the author through out. Unfortunately that was about the only thing I enjoyed with the blog. The blog was clearly started for the author’s benefit, and I am not sure if the public should be able to read it and judge it. The posts are filled with emotion, mainly pain, and this was a very hard blog to read, let alone review. It just wasn’t my cup of tea. So if you are looking for a blog that has a lot of growth and a lot of potential, here you go.