Review 2634

The ‘Genuine Blog’ certainly makes a powerful first impression, with a striking picture of a moonlit castle in the header and a medieval theme througout. It’s one of the more visually appealing weblogs that I’ve seen. Kudos to the author for creating a fun, impressive, and professional-looking site.

Speaking of the author, I was a bit disappointed to find no ‘About Me’ page available — after loading the page, I was eager to learn more about the person who’d taken such care with the design of their site. And, of course, I wondered about the castle, and the knight peering back at me from the sidebar. Hoping for these answers and a bit of context, I dug into the archives for a look.

Happily, the archives didn’t disappoint. The ‘Genuine Blog’ has only been around since March of this year, but what it lacks in longevity, it makes up for in volume. On the first day alone, there are five posts, ranging from online quiz results to Genuine’s conversations with his kids to, yes, the origin of the author’s moniker and the weblog’s name. (Though nothing on the knight and castle motif — maybe Genuine’s just a hopeless romantic, eh?)

Even better, the posts have kept coming in recent weeks, and Genuine shows no signs of slowing down. On the contrary, he seems to be finding his voice of late, adding extras like a photo area and original chapters of an in-progress romance novel. The entries typically include anecdotes from his daily life, writing updates, web links, and interactions with other bloggers. In general, Genuine seems to be doing a great job of finding, entertaining, and keeping his audience, while having a lot of fun in the process.

There’s a lot to like about the this weblog. It has an original, imaginative look, and Genuine has dedicated himself to making the visit interesting and enjoyable. I’d like to see a bit more information about the author, why he writes, and where he hopes to take his site, but I give the site a well-deserved 4.5 out of 5. Have a look at the ‘Genuine Blog’; I think you’ll find something you like. And I mean that.

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