Without getting into anything but asthetics, I just want to say, “Thank goodness for a decent looking blog!” Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, I feel the need to say that my initial reaction to this blog is a sigh of relief. Now, don’t read too much into that statement, because that says nothing for content, which is what these reviews are based on, however, it helps to be able to look at a computer screen for a decent amount of time without getting a headache.
Starting with the archives I come across the reason why the blog was started in the first place. I must admit, it’s one of the most unique reasons by far. I’m glad that it worked out for the author, but you’ll have to read to know what I’m talking about. The entries that I was lucky enough to read are filled with bouts of humor and loads of interest. I found myself reading entry after entry before I realized that so much time had passed and I had a review to write. Though I might want to warn you, the items I found interesting might not be interesting to the masses. That doesn’t mean that it’s not interesting. There are entries that are short, but sweet, leading the reader to the original article. There are others with a commentary that eventually lead up to the original article. The author of the site is extremely funny when the subject calls for funny, and serious when the subject matter calls for serious. This blog is very well written and could easily attract a wide variety of readers.
The design is good. The design is very good. It’s functional, readable, and adjustable for people who might think the font is too small (or too big). The black with the greys and white are easy on the eyes, easy to read, and overall the design helps make the reading a pleasant experience. There are a lot of little things that are slowly becoming part of the norm in blogging, but help make the experience a little bit more pleasant.
Overall this blog is a good read, and an interesting find. I honestly enjoyed my experience at xequa, and the author’s humor, but it might not be what other people are looking for in a blog. You don’t read a lot of personal experiences, however you get the author’s take on various subjects. It’s a good read, without a doubt, but may not be everyone’s cup of tea. I, however, enjoyed it.x e q u a