Thursday, February 02, 2006

Digital Memory

Everyone welcome the newest reviewer for this site: Athena the Blog Reviewer. She joins Davious the Apprentice Blog Critic in helping me with the reviews.

This is her first review:

Probably another one of those blogs which blogs heavily about IT and software, was the first thing I thought when I saw the title of this blog. I assumed wrong as I was greeted by a very plain white background with a not very well photoshop-ed Chinese New Year banner.

A two column blog, the side bar is clean, short and concise. Very few links which makes the blog easy to navigate. This blog looks good in both Firefox and IE, so no problems there.

Wilson (that's his name) writes in average English with grammatical errors here and there. His blog, which is generally about every day mundane life, is filled with photos. Nothing anonymous about him as almost all the photos show his face.

One thing I found odd was the captions that came along with the photos. Take for example his birthday post where there's a photo of two chicken drumsticks - the blogger actually took the time to caption the photo: two chicken drumsticks. I'm sure most of his readers are aware that they are two chicken drumsticks. He really didn't need to do that. Likewise with the other posts.

Wilson claims he has poor memory in one of his earlier posts, that may explain why most of his posts are overloaded with photos. Well, it's a little too many for my liking. It takes awhile for the page to load, as a result making the reader wait. Photos can be reduced in size and linked to the actual size or he could put up only the very 'interesting' ones and make a collage out of it.

Content is so-so. Nothing much to brag about. If the blogger has more time, he should try sprucing up his blog to make it look nicer.

Athena's rating: 5/10