Simplicity is often so much better than space crammed full of unnecessary junk, no matter how graphically talented one might be. Dana does an incredible job of proving this theory with the design of Muddlepie. Plus, with a fun name like “muddlepie”, you don’t need all that other junk.
The very crisp layout makes this site easy to navigate, and easy to look at. Dana has all the links she visits on a regular basis listed down the left-hand side, and information about herself, the people she writes about, and other miscellaneous information down the right-hand side.
None of the posts that I read at Muddlepie were overly long. Reading through this weblog is like reading up on a friend of yours that you don’t keep in contact with as often as you’d like. Not only does Dana participate in all the standard weblog-memes (i.e. the Friday Five or different which _____ are you quizzes), but you can also count on reading about what’s going on in Dana’s life.
An added bonus to this weblog would have to be the random pictures that Dana’s posted under “Life Images”. The pictures are just ones that the author has taken and decided to share with readers. Personally, I always think photos are a great touch to any weblog because it shares that much more of the author’s life and it gives readers the chance to feel as if they know more about whoever’s weblog they’re reading. I felt just that way after browsing through some of the various photos placed throughout Muddlepie.
If you’re looking for another weblog to add to your list of daily reads, or just feel like getting to know a complete stranger from the world wide web a little bit better, than I’d definitely recommend visiting Muddlepie. You’ll find a very casual weblog that’s easy to read, and chances are you’ll find yourself wanting to know more and more about Dana and all that’s behind Muddlepie.