When I first heard the title “The Transplant”, I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to touch this blog to be honest. Call me crazy, paranoid, etc., but when I hear the word “transplant”, the first thing I think of is the transplant of human organs. With that being said, I have a very weak stomach and I wasn’t sure if I would be seeing photo’s of that type of thing on this blog.
But don’t let the title fool you. To my relief, the author is just a person writing about such things as books, movies, neighbors, etc.
“The Transplant”, is still a very fresh site from what I gather. The archives only date back to June 21, 2004. The months seem to be filled with a lot of posts, but still I was kind of surprised to realize that it didn’t take me all that long to read the entire blog. Well at least, not as long as I had expected. The reason for that is probably because a lot of the posts consisted of one and two liners.
The posts consists of various topics as stated earlier in this review. It is basically nothing that you can’t find on any other blog/website. I know very little about the author except that the author is from “Seattle”, and that the blog is basically a hobby. I arrived at that conclusion when the author wrote the following in the “About Me” section.
In other words, I have not a single reason for a website, aside from reading to myself my very own words. Fodder for the ego. My very own hyperreal self. (***Pats on the back.****)
I just couldn’t feel the entries (so to speak). The blog just wasn’t for me. I went straight through the blog. There were some posts I even read a second time, basically to see if they could peak my interest. But it just didn’t happen.
The design of the page is very clean . It has a 3 column lay-out with the posts in the middle and links on both sides. It really has a fresh look to it. On the right hand side, he has links of books with a photo of each one and the title written below the photo. He has done the same for music cd’s he enjoyed. In my opinion, I thought this was a nice touch. Even though I did not enjoy the entries like I hoped I would, the writing was very neat and very easy to read. He also has links in the middle of several of his posts.
In conclusion with the review,I liked the design more than the entries. Maybe what I thought was boring, others may find interesting. Everyone has different taste, and their own opinion.The Transplant