Review 679

The first thing that caught my eye about this blog was the design. It looks pretty darn nice. The blog appears to be a personal blog with journal like posts, some interesting writings, and random links, quizzes, and the like. Some people consider this kind of blog boring, but I usually enjoy them. I definitely enjoyed this blog.

The author of the blog is named Lee. She seems to be a pretty cool gal. The thing that I really enjoy about Lee’s post is that they are genuine and honest. If she’s not feeling very creative, she’ll write about that. She doesn’t pretend to be an amazing writer, but at times he can be. She also doesn’t try to impress the reader. I would like to link to some of my favorite entries, but this isn’t possible because there are no permalinks. I’ll talk about that later though. The blog is updated regularly, sometimes multiple times each day. Since this is a Big Blog Tool blog, Lee uses a separate commenting system. She uses Snorcomments, which is works really well. The comment window loads quickly and Lee actually took the time to make the comment window integrate with the design of the blog. Bravo. Lee’s been blogging since October of 2001, so her archives are chock full of great entries. Definitely worth a look.

Like I said earlier, I really enjoyed the design of the site. The actual blog itself is in front of a watermarked background picture. It looks nice and it doesn’t interfere too much when you are reading the blog. There are two separate navigation menus. One is for the blog features and another is for external links. Lee obviously spent a lot of time working on the design of the blog and it shows. My only major beef is that there are no permalinks for posts. Apparently, Big Blog Tool doesn’t support Permalinks, so that’s a bummer. Overall, the design of the blog is great.

I also enjoyed the way Lee handled her about pages. They come up in nice little pop up windows, are very well designed, and are easy to navigate.

Overall, this is an excellent example of a quality personal weblog. It’s definitely going on my blogroll and I can’t wait to see what Lee blogs about next. firefly: version decoy