Review 2513

The first thing I noticed about this blog is that it is probably one of the nicest looking blogspot blogs I’ve read in quite some time. I also really liked the tagline, “Ramblings from a face in the crowd. Could be interesting. Could be crap.” That definitely got me interested. While the author of this blog doesn’t have a biography or anything like that, you learn a lot about him through his posts. It’s always great to read a blog by someone who is relatively new to blogging. It’s like there is a fire that is burning in them that has long gone out in some veteran blog authors. This fire can definitely be seen in Mark’s posts.

Although the author submitted this site under the category of Humor, I would have to place it in the personal category. While many of his posts are very humorous, they are all rather personal in nature. That isn’t a bad thing at all. In the case of this blog, it is a very good thing. Mark definitely can tell a story, and more times than not they are pretty darn hilarious. The posts are all extremely well written and you can tell that Mark put a lot of thought into them. There isn’t really a single “blogging for the sake of blogging” post to be found here.

I really liked the design of this blog. Instead of just using one of the default templates and leaving it at that, Mark took a default template and made it his own, changing th color schme and adding some well placed graphics. This makes for a nice looking blog. The blog uses Haloscan as their comment provider and the comment links are very well integrated into the blog. I’ve seen blogs that use outside commenting systems where the comment links look terribly out of place. This is certainly not one of them. I was also very impressed that there was an RSS feed availab.e This is very rare with Blogger made blogs since it requires some extra effort since Blogger itself does not provide RSS feeds. Mark had done an excellent job with the design of this blog.

This is a great example of a well written personal blog. The humor keeps the reader interested and wanting to come back. It’s not just your “Today I had a bad day at work” type personal blog. It’s way more than that and is definitely worthy of a regular reading. R80o

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