Monday, August 20, 2007

Blog Review: The Life and Times of Gran

The Blog: The Life and Times of Gran

The reviewer: Sarah from In The Trenches of Mommyhood

My latest assignment from TopBlogMag: to review a blog entitled “The Life and Times of Gran.” Great, I thought. It’s probably going to be something akin to what my own mother would write if she had a blog!

First Impression: My first impression was *yawwwwwwwwwn*. Not to be mean, but pics of the grandkids’ new school clothes (not even on the children) just didn’t lure me in. And right away my inner Grammar Police noticed an error with the word “brightens” on the right hand side introduction, although Gran warns that “this blog is far from perfection by the educational standards of writing.” She’s right.

Design: The blog is a basic Blogger template. The sparkly “Hello” in the corner is kind of distracting. Not a lot of originality here.

Content: What content? This is mostly a picture blog. There are a lot of “Photo Hunters” entries (whatever that is). Once in a while Gran gets reflective and philosophical, but those entries are few and far between.

Best and Worst:
Best: Gran definitely loves her children and grandchildren. This is evident in her writing. And I applaud her for taking the leap and starting her very own blog for “e-journaling randomly” (her words).
Worst: I’m thinking that this blog would only be interesting to the people in Gran’s life who actually know her.

Blogroll-worthy? This blog isn’t riveting by any means, so no, I wouldn’t add it to my own blogroll. But I’m sure Gran’s family loves to read it!

Rating Out of 10:
Gran is a Christian woman who loves God, her life and her family. This blog is definitely a reflection of that.


The Farmers Wife said...

ummm, like you say probably a great read for her family and friends but not so much if you don't know her.

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