Review 2907

Glimpsing at the title of this blog and waiting for it to load, I thought maybe I’d be coming across a personal blog, written by a female, in letter form about their life. It’s not far from what you actually get from Victoria’s blog. She doesn’t have an about me page, but going through her archives you find that she has a list of 200 things, she talks about herself and the way she’s got her categories set up makes it easy to click on the “about me” category she has listed to get some more info.

I believe that this blog holds a bit of everything. Inspiration, light hearted banter, poems & quotes. For the lack of specific information about the author herself, she makes up for it with the content in her blog. Some things she writes are personal, other’s are very general, but still make you think & reflect.

Always Victoria is definitely a blog that pulls you in and warms your heart. The design of the blog isn’t too shabby either! Apart from the pin striped background, I really enjoyed the various skins. They gave character and added to the whole experience that is Always Victoria.

Briefly, all her links worked, I loved the fact that she had archives listed as well as categories, she’s a woman after my own heart. It makes viewing easier and finding particulars even easier.

Overall, I gave Always Victoria a 4.25 only because I couldn’t find anything that was unique to the author on there. The blog is very well written and enjoyable to read, some of the entry’s I did skim because they didn’t appeal to me, but kudos to the author for making it a blog that has so far kept my interest levels above bored!Always Victoria

Review 2804

From the title, I thought I would be coming across a blog about living out on a farm somewhere. What you do get instead is a dark pink blogger background and a light pink blog main column where the text is. Usually, I quite like pink, but this is screaming so much pink that I’m now seeing pink tinges on my white screen.

The blog itself is about a woman, Magz, who doesn’t have much info about herself on her profile page although if you do read more than a few of her posts you will see her personality start to come through her writing. You can also find pictures scattered throughout the blog of herself, her son and various other people as well as shots of the sky. Magz writes about various personal experiences and events.

The reason that I gave this blog a 2, well apart from pinkifying my corneas, is because Magz’ writing is entertaining, but hard to read as she doesn’t break up her paragraphs or sentences. Instead she uses the … quite a bit, which I find irritating as well as hard to follow.

Overall though, I’d defiantly recommend this blog to anyone who might want to know how long it takes to get cable installed in South Arizona and something along the lines of “end up loster then ole Ponce de Leon”. I have no idea what that means, but I’m guessing that it’s probably similar to our “Drier than a dead dingo’s donger”.

maggiez farm

Review 2519

My first impression of this site was how vibrant the colors were, and how touching the sidebar photo was. I thought this site was going to be dedicated to individuals with breast cancer, due to the sidebar link inviting visitors to donate to this worthy cause.

But I was mistaken. I lurched through a horrifically descriptive paragraph including memorable quotes such as “One can only hope that it’ll all come out because it’s sure gurgling and moving, and pinching, and spasming and the whole bowel show” Oh My Goodness. I was alarmed, but intrigued, and continued on, expecting to find more lurid details of her personal life.

However, as I read on, I became increasingly touched with this woman’s life. Her insight into her marriage, her family, and herself is gentle, yet still open and honest. She has a solid base in blogging techniques, cleverly linking you to Christmas Carols by clicking on a record cover, or a flash presentation of family photos. Heading through the archives, I found that she also has hosted a number of photobloggers on her site, and her blog is packed with her personal photography successes as well. She is an amazing photographer, and gives you an intimate view into her inner eye & private life.

The design of her weblog is just right. While the colors are a bit of a strange pick, they do nothing to detract from the overall layout of her blog. She cleverly inserts comics, photos and links to give a visual & mental break to her entries. On the whole, the layout is clean, and pleasing to the eye.

All of these extra features truly add to the quality of this blog. I love the little perks like “The Riri Quiz” where you show how well you know her, based on answering questions pertaining to information inside of her blog.

I highly recommend visiting this blog. I found that I felt connected to this woman, through cyberspace, and that is a rare thing. Enjoy her intelligence, her photography & her take on life.Riri’s Brain Dump