Review 3438

Edge of the Blade is a weblog hosted at Blogspot, and looks like a standard every day blog. There’s a black background with orange font in the blog post portion of the design, and white text in the sidebar. The sidebar is full of typical blogger information – brief about section, links, archives, latest movies, and even a still image of his webcam that updates every 45 minutes. There’s an image of a small child jumping to the right of the main posts that stays in the same spot as you scroll up and down. The sidebar turns into a dark maroon, and there’s a picture of David Duchovny directly beneath the author’s description. Yeah, I don’t know either.

The archives go back to March 2005, giving readers a good two and a half years of blog entries to read. Jef, the author, goes from posting just a few times a month to posting nearly daily. His posts tend to deal with things on a personal level – what he’s up to for the weekend, what’s going on in his family life, etc. His writing style is sometimes scattered which is a bit frustrating when reading everything from start to finish. I suppose people that have been reading from the beginning or for quite some time are used to reading this writing style.

It’s impossible to classify this blog under any particular subject. Within fifteen minutes of reading, I had a horrible song from my younger days planted in my head (“Buffalo Stance” by Neneh Cherry) and was prompted to answer a poll on whether or not the Playboy Playmate of the Year should be allowed to have fake boobs. If variety is your thing, this is definitely a place you’ll find it.

I visited this weblog several times in an attempt to sit down and read through the majority of the archives. It’s been around for quite some time and the only fair way to give it an accurate review is to spend a lot of time with it. It was hard for me to stay focused on the entries long enough to get through just a month or two. You can blame that on the content of the weblog itself or my tendency to get easily distracted, but the only way to find out is to check the site out yourself.