Wednesday, January 18, 2006

My So-called Ramblings

I love this blog's colour scheme, such a soothing blend of yellow, cream and white, and I love the sunflower and animated butterfly picture on the top left. I dislike the three column format though, as there's just too much to look at when you arrive here.

On the first column there's an incredibly long profile including scrolling pics, followed by a 'Video of the week', photo gallery, links, links and more links, a search feature, credits, a wordy disclaimer and finally, Google Ads.

The second column hosts a tag board, a blogroll, a list of webpages linking to this blog, a list of recent posts, a list of recent comments, archives, music charts, a movie trailer graphic and link, a list of cool sites, some buttons, more links and an announcement that her blog is worth $23,146.14.

The third column is where the actual posts are, starting with a meme, then an admission by the blogger that she may be losing her mind. Clean up your blog and you may find that you can breathe a little easier and be more organised ;)

Consuela, the blogger, writes well and the posts are enjoyable to read. I particularly like the Jan 5th post about things you'll grow to hate about someone, which includes gems like "People who point at their wrist while asking for the time...I know where my watch is pal, where the hell is yours? Do I point at my crotch when I ask where the toilet is?" Good minimal use of photos.

It's hard to get to the archives though, as you need to scroll up and down looking for them among all that stuff in the middle column.

Bottom line: I love the colours and content but hate the clutter on the left.

My rating: 6/10