Had I reviewed this site 2 years ago, I would have had no clue what to think about it based on the name. Today though my thought was that the site would be about posts on Digg that the author found to be amusing, insightful, and well just entertaining. I couldn’t have been more wrong.
To quote Toby his blog is “A blog about recruitment advertising, media,
publisingpublishing, HR, work, & technology, among other things.” Despite the spelling error, this is a very good description of the site. Funny thing though is that you wouldn’t assume a site about work and publishing and all that stuff would be entertaining. But it is.
What makes the site so captivating is how the author writes. It flows effortlessly as if this is something that comes naturally for him. In the past 4 days I have had this site up at least twice a day, not just because of the fact that I am reviewing it, but because I have enjoyed it a lot.
The design of the site is a very simple and clean almost web 2.0 design. It is a standard two column layout and headers in the navigation column have a slight gradient to them. He has a lot of buttons in this column that take you to other sites including a new feature I wasn’t aware of which is a community that you can join.
I only have one real complaint with the site. The archives when selected by month do not list the entire post. If I visit the front page then click “previous entries” I am presented with full articles. This is a much simpler way to read the site. I understand the snip it is there so if you are interested in the topic presented, you can read the rest of the article, but you probably want to read them all anyways. So I recommend using the previous entries link at the bottom of the page to go through the archives.
As I said, I enjoyed this site. The author knows what he is talking about and does it with out bragging about it. The writing is some of the best I have ever read. This is one of the few sites I will have added to my rss reader that I have reviewed.NULL