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Tuesday, March 13, 2007
Long, Slow Beautiful Dance
Everyone, meet Laci of Long, Slow Beautiful Dance.
Laci, meet everyone.

First Impression: I clicked on her link, and when her site came up, I immediately liked the colors. I know I hate green most of the time, but this is more of a turquoise/aqua blue/green looking page, and it works. I know I've read this blog before, and I think this template might be fairly new.

Template/Navigation: I love her template! It's very pretty, very feminine, and very "cool." I guess thats the word that comes to mind when I look at her page. "COOL." I can't explain it any other way. It's soothing, relaxing, and easy to read. I think the color of the post area, or the "body" could be a shade or two lighter since the text is black, but its not horrible.

Content: As I usually try to get to know the blog I'm reviewing, I always like to check out their "100 Things" list... you should all definitely go read hers, and then go read 50 more things about Laci. It took me a little ways down the list to figure out how old this girl/lady/woman is, because at first I was confused as to if she's a teenager or an adult. I finally noticed she mentioned something about 1995 was the end of her sophomore year, so I can assume she graduated in 1997, and that would put her in her late twenties... 28 or so?

Laci seems like a lot of fun, and seems very down to earth and her blog matches her personality to a 'T.' We share a lot of the same obsessions, pet peeves, and general likes and dislikes. It's a blog I could read on a regular basis, and I'm not confused by a shitload of various people being mentioned that I have to keep track of like I'm watching a soap opera. You can jump into this blog at any given time, and not feel lost. Many blogs almost seem to require reading back through months of archives to find out what's being talked about TODAY. Laci isn't like that. She's short and sweet, to the point, and makes her opinion known without lots of lengthy "fluff."

Clutter: I am crushing on her sidebar right now. I have always wanted to know how to do that with the headings and the hidden information under them, but have never learned how to do it. Too bad all blogs can't be like this one! It's very simple and neat, and it scores big points with me. You're my blog idol, girl!

Would I Return? Yes. As long as she continues to avoid the PPP-like sponsored ad shit, I'll be back. I was a little worried that she was falling into the abyss of blogs that take a crap when they start whoring themselves out, but she has "Whoring" as her category for that crap, and so far, I see nothing in there-- yet. Keep it up, Laci!

Rating: 7 out of 10

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Laci says...

Thanks for the review! :) I'm a bit of a template whore (that's putting it mildly) so I change it quite often.

I've only done a "sponsored post" once -- and will never do it again. I'm not that hard up for cash. :)

Diva Dee, you got my age pretty close -- I'll be 28 in may.

Thanks again! :)

3/13/2007 1:00 PM  
Anonymous Laci says...

Oh! Diva Dee, if you'll send me an e-mail (laci AT beautifuldance DOT net), I can try and help you with the code for the expand/collapse sidebar. I have code for blogger (with my old site) and WP.

3/13/2007 1:03 PM  
Blogger Leesa says...

This is for the blogs waiting to be reviewed. I think you have a anchor tag wrong - "Bi Any Other Name" is linked to another blog.

3/13/2007 1:15 PM  

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