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Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Five Second Dance Party
Sorry we've been so slow cranking out the reviews lately. I'm still recovering from a week of debauchery vacation, and currently am fighting off a sugar-induced marshmallow peep coma. Add to that the 27 Reese's peanut butter eggs I snarfed down over the last two days, and well... you get the idea.

So, Five Second Dance Partyis the site next on my list of reviews. (I know we skipped over a couple, and Sexy Simone will be doing those soon.)

Template: Hmmm. Interesting. A site with no sidebars. I hardly know what to do with myself, because I see nothing to bitch about. No ads, no long sidebars full of crap. Just a girl and her blog. Props for keeping the template simple and neat. Everything has a place. About, Links, Photos, Books. Nice.

Content: I HUGE PINK FLUFFY LACY FANCY HEART people that do a "100 Things" list or an "About Me" page. It's the best way to get to know someone. If only we could do that when we meet someone in person. Hand them a list, let them read it, THEN start the conversation. Things would be different, I just know it!

Sorry, I'm supposed to be talking about Courtney's blog here. Five Second Dance Party. I love her writing, and because I like her posts so much, I've actually taken NOTES on all the books she's read. I'm a book addict, too, and I didn't think there were this many books I hadn't read yet! Plus, its always worth more when you get book recommendations from someone you like, right? We seem to love the same authors, and this alone makes me love her.

Now, enough with the good... now for the bad. Go click on her site, and tell me what's missing.

Go ahead and check for yourself.

I'll wait for you.

(Jeopardy music playing.)

To win the bonus round, did you get the correct answer?


Ding, ding, ding... we have a winner!

Maybe I'm stupid and just can't find them, because I have been known to get very frustrated when I can't find Waldo in those stupid book pages. And I have been laughed at by my kids, because I miss some pretty obvious things in the "I Spy" books. But am I missing the archives here?

I tried to read through most of the posts this chick has written, and the only way I could do it was to scroll down to the bottom of each page, and click "Previous Entries." I did this about 15 times (I think-- I quit counting) and gave up.

Archives are good for people that are new to your blog, and want to read a little about you. They are also good for people trying to review the site, as well. (Hint, hint).

EUREKA! I found them! I found Waldo the archives hiding in the "About" page. In the first sentence, there's a link through "two years worth" to a page of archives. AHA! A little hard to find, and I sure hope you don't have to manually change that every time you post something!!

So, all in all, would I return to this blog of hidden archives? YES.

Rating: 8


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Anonymous courtney says...

Haha, I knew the archives were going to cause me problems. I got the plug-in to work to have a page for them and then couldn't figure out where to put a link to it! :)

I'm glad you liked the rest of it, though! And you'll have to let me know what you think of the books you read- I am always always always happy to talk books.

Thanks for the kind review.

4/10/2007 6:28 PM  
Anonymous coolbeans says...

I added Five Second Dance Party to my feed reader after finding her via your waiting list. I love the simple layout.

4/11/2007 11:15 PM  

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