Review 835

There’s not too much I can say about The Girl’s Life, but I believe I can sum it up rather quickly.

This is a blog maintained by Emi, a girl who seems to be a high school senior. Emi discusses movies, video games, and refers to Britney Spears as “The Beast.” That phrase was, by far, the best tidbit I found within this site. The majority of the posts seem to be short, stream-of-consciousness kind of posts:

“Pikachu over Hexadecimal times the quantity Bivalves. Plus cartoons, minus food.”

Unfortunately, the design and color scheme leave much to be desired. A black background paired with bright red and magenta text at a very small font size is very difficult to read. Perhaps the greatest flaw with this site is the lack of archives. Yes, there is a link to a set of archives, but the page returns a 404 – Object Not Found. Because Emi doesn’t date her entries, all we know upon first glance is the day of the week the entries are from and the time of day they were posted. If a reader truly wanted to know the date of a particular post, they could always use the hover-over-a-permalink-and-check-your-status-bar routine. I, personally, think that’s a bit too much effort to go to in order to find this information out.

I believe the target audience to be Emis peers, not necessarily people of her own age, but people who know her and are familiar with the things she’s talking about. As much as I would like to say that this is a blog that has moments of heart-warming honesty or rib-splitting wit, I’m unable to. Correcting the broken archive link and softening the color scheme would be a great start to making this a user-friendly blog.

this girl’s life