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Friday, February 2, 2007
Okay, being the bad girl that I am I would rename this blog Suckdog-O-Rama.

Template -
Booooooooooooooooring. I mean hey, I realize you are a guy and you like simplicity, but spice it up a little here, make it look more interesting then maybe I would want to come back. Add some color to the mix, and get rid of that gag-me-with-a-spoon green. It's gotta go. Try for blue or something.

Content - This guy is part of the Boston Blogs, which is cool, because I love Boston. But I hate the ads on the sidebar. Attention Home Buyers, The Boston Go Card, come on now. Show me what YOU like. What YOUR favorite websites are. I want to know more about YOU, and not look at ads. I am trying to read the content of this blog, but my eyes shut before I get to the second paragraph of any of the posts.

Navigation - Eh, it's not too hard to mosey around here. Clean links on the side.

Would I read daily? Absolutely not. Let's hear stories about your life. Let's talk about something interesting, not this crap.

2 out of 10


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Blogger Suldog says...

I know I should just move on and not encourage you to continue the hideous bitchslapping you're giving to everyone, but I have to ask you a question. Just what was it you read when you were at my site?

You want to hear about my life? If you had bothered to give the site anything more than just a cursory look, you would have found detailed stories about my life - about good times and bad times, love stories and stories of relationships gone sour, tales of my family and my interactions with them.

You would have found fond reminiscences and memories of times that were bad when they happened but, in retrospect, were good because they all added up to bring me to where I am today - a much happier place than you, I guess.

You would have found utterly open and candid recollections of my childhood, of my drug addictions, of my work experiences, of my time involved in politics, or any number of other personal and revealing self-portraits.

Instead, you don't like the background color, and the THREE ads I have on the sidebar upset you more than the 20 or 25 links to other folks (which you claim to have wanted to see) excite you.

How incisive.

What a shame you have been entrusted to be a discerning critic by the many others waiting to be reviewed. They are in for a shock when they find out how little time and effort you are willing to put into it.

2/02/2007 11:41 AM  
Blogger Diva Dee says...

Obviously, I was not the reviewer, so i cannot vouch for what posts in particular were reviewed. I can tell you that we will read through many posts, and in come cases MONTHS of archives to come up with our review.

Let's go over her review, shall we?
Template - It sucks. It's a blogger standard Joe Schmoe template, and it doesn't do anything for your blog.

Content - Um, if your posts weren't 20 miles long, maybe more of them could have been read for this review? You tend to get a bit wordy, as you have mentioned in more than one post of yours. Your "100 Things Post" took FOUR DAYS AND 17-PRINTED OUT PAGES TO COMPLETE IT? C'mon. And a SEVEN PART SERIES about you running for State Rep?

Long posts don't mean BETTER posts. And about the only thing longer than your posts is your sidebar. You have so much on there, we scroll far past your post to get to the bottom of your page.

You've also got a million instances where I feel like you're trying to "explain yourself" to your readers, because you add little bits of info in parentheses. If you're a good writer, you shouldn't have to go into so much explanation.

Since I wasn't the reviewer, I am not going to go back through every month of your archives, but I can tell you-- just for the month of January alone, you had 16 posts, and I swear they would circle the freakin' EARTH if you printed them out.

No, I don't blame Bad Girl Betty one bit.. I wouldn't come back either. I don't have the time or the patience to read those long posts that could have gotten the same point across in 10 less paragraphs.

2/02/2007 12:21 PM  
Blogger Suldog says...

This is a better review. I still don't agree, of course, but it's better. Still a long way from a real review, though.

"Long posts don't mean BETTER posts. And about the only thing longer than your posts is your sidebar. You have so much on there, we scroll far past your post to get to the bottom of your page."

Long posts don't mean worse posts, either. If you don't like them, that's your prerogative, but the length of a written piece does not directly correlate to quality. If it did, all books would suck and memos would be considered great literature.

Just because neither you or Betty had the time to read what was there isn't my problem. You want to do a review? Do a review. You don't like the work involved? Tough. Don't try to make it sound like you did the review anyway.

By the way, Betty complained that I didn't have enough links showing my personal tastes. You say that my sidebar is so loaded, it's way longer than my Godawfully long posts. Which is it?

One more thing and then I'm going to forget about you and your site forever. If you would read what is inside of the parentheses, rather than guessing what's in there, it would help your comprehension. They are supposed to be funny, in most instances. If you don't find them funny, that's OK. That's your business. I won't argue taste with you. But don't guess that what I'm trying to do is make up for my inability to express myself in the non-parenthetical paragraphs.

2/02/2007 2:47 PM  
Blogger themikestand says...

Just a quick word to let you ladies know that your header graphic $BlogURL$ linkback needs some help in the coding department. (Check it from a post page, not from the main page, and you'll see what I mean.)

No need for this to get past "comment moderation". Just FYI -- that's all.

2/02/2007 5:55 PM  

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