I clicked over to review The Blog Formerly Known as Queen Medb’s Castle, thinking that something seemed familiar about the name Medb. Not being able to figure out why the name was familiar, I set off to begin my review. The first thing that caught my eye was some red writing in the header image that basically states that this is her blog, and she’ll do what she wants with it. I liked this! I wondered what lay ahead.
A good majority of the posts here contain pictures. Some pictures posted are for Theme Thursday, where the ‘assignment’ is to find a picture containing a colour, or some other theme. I found many of the pictures quite moving and creative. Other pictures were of the random, spur-of the moment variety, and I enjoyed these quite a bit. This was my favourite image, and the post that goes along with it was very sweet.
The written content of this blog is generally light and breezy. Medb has a very free personality, as far as I can tell from her posts, and I enjoyed feeling like I was included in her day and interests. There’s nothing overly interesting about this blog. No story line I was caught up in, no major view point I found interesting, yet I found myself reading through the posts well past the point of having read enough to give a review. I attribute that to, as mentioned before, Medb’s seemingly free personality. Somehow you just want to know what’s going on in her life, and see what pictures she’ll post next. She’s quite a photographer. Unfortunately, I never came across any gripping written content I was hoping to find.
The overall design of this blog isn’t anything that would get me excited. The colours are fine, the layout is fine. Everything is fine. I think the fact that the font is quite large made the design of this blog seem a little sloppy. Otherwise, I found it quite pleasing to the eye, and certainly quite legible.
I liked that in the about me page there is a picture of the author. (This is also where I realized the name Medb was so familiar – she’s the wife of Stoney, from Rebel Yell, a blog I reviewed yesterday) The ‘100 things about me’ page was nice to read though as well. When I read Medb has over 900 books – I was floored. All said and done, the pictures in this blog are by far what interested me the most. As they say, a picture’s worth a thousand words, and that’s definitely true for the pictures to be found here.
Overall this was a nice blog to visit. An enjoyable read. I have no major complaints about it, but I also don’t think it’s a blog I could read daily. If you love photography, this may be a blog you’ll enjoy checking in on.
The Blog Formerly Known as Queen Medb’s Castle