As a reviewer, I haven’t yet mastered the art of the News/Links review. I
figured now would be as good a time as any to start getting better at writing
these kinds of reviews. The first thing I noticed was the lack of images.
This is quite depressing, as when you read Bill’s bio and find he seems like
an interesting person. I’ll admit, I have no idea what “Peoria” or “Pundit”
is. I had to look them up in a dictionary. For those of you who don’t know
either so I’ll give it to you here, just as help.
1. A Native American people forming part of the Illinois
2. A member of this people.
1. A Brahman
scholar or learned man.
2. A source of opinion; a critic: a political
3. A learned person.
Having gotten that done and over
with, onto the review.
First of all… go all the way back. Go back to the very beginning of this
blog. When you hit the oldest month, scroll all the way down to the oldest
entry. Now read the whole thing. It’s okay, I’ll wait for you. Just read.
Good. Now that you’re back we’ll get more into the review. Bill’s eldest
entries are scarce. There isn’t a lot of content in the 2002 archives, but
there are, in place of quantity, some quality reviews of sites, and books. The archived entries seem more along the lines of a personal blog. The entries are well written, as I’m sure they would be considering Bill is a Freelance writer and Newspaper Columnist. Bill’s entries are thought provoking and original. He isn’t saying the same things over and over again. I’m at a loss, simply because I’m not quite sure if I should write this review based on the massive amount of external links or the amazingly written content. He signed up as a “News/Link” site, but I’m finding this much more interesting than any news site I’ve run across.
Again, I say, I’m not sure how to review this site considering the large amount of personal entries throughout. There’s a bit of it that falls into the political. While another part of the site falls into personal interest. The author writes a good commentary for the entries leading to links, and makes the reader (at least this reader) want to click to find out the more.
Bill’s entries are interesting in the idea that he almost goes above and beyond what other bloggers seem to do. Most of the month of May is google searches on his name. He’s found some rather interesting articles in his search. The author’s thoughts have a tendency to swing one way, politically speaking, but they’re not extreme.
He’s a wonderful writer and there are many things worth a read in this blog. I don’t generally enjoy blogs like this, but the older entries did a good job in changing my mind. THe newer entries seem to follow suit in how most blogs of this type are. They’re short, sometimes sweet, and “go read it yourself” attitude is a little stand-offish. I’d much rather come back for a read if the entries were as personal as the earlier posts. One of the better parts of this blog?? It’s all interesting news, and not the information you get inundated with daily.Peoria Pundit