Top 5 Midterm Blogs
All of the Midterm Blogs were awesome! Each one had it’s own personality and feel to it. However, my Top 5 Midterm Blogs were:
- Retro Gaming For Beginners
- The Hidden Wild
- The Homeopathic Helper
- For Reel
- Give Me the Aux
Retro Gaming For Beginners: retrocampblog.wordpress.com
First thoughts: “This is awesome”. I think this blog is so visually appealing right from the first page. The background is so cool and the whole idea of retro gaming is awesome. I think the whole Mario theme is really nice, especially the evolution of Mario in the welcome post. Overall I think the blog was done very well and had a very cool theme to it. However I do think it could use more pages in the header, but besides that I loved it.
The Hidden Wild: thehiddenwildblog.wordpress.com
I was immediately drawn to The Hidden Wild upon opening the link. The natural landscape photo and quote is a great way to welcome new comers. I think it is really cool that it is the entire screen and the cool colors do not make it hard on the eyes. Furthermore I think the idea of scrolling though the blog to get to other pages such as “About” and “Contact” is a very nice touch. I also really like the overall idea of the blog I think it’s a really cool idea, and was made in a very stylish way.
The Homeopathic Helper: thehomeopathichelper.wordpress.com
I really like this blog. It has an almost “homey” feel to it and I think the concept is really cool. The different categories and blogroll were really cool, and I liked the title for the calendar, I thought that was very clever. Despite all these positives, I do think that the blog can use some work, especially the header. I like the header image, but I think that it should have been blended into the background better. Besides that though, I really did think this was a good blog.
For Reel: forreelreview.wordpress.com
This blog was really clean and cool. For one the logo with the “R-Rating” is awesome. I am also not usually a fan of yellow, but the golden/yellow highlight text really stood out nicely. Furthermore the header image was very cool, I like the different iconic characters in a montage, very cool. It was hard to pick between this blog and the Homeopath Helper, the only reason I ranked For Reel lower was because the concept didn’t catch me as much as Homeopathic Helper. Besides that I loved it.
Give me the Aux: givemetheauxblog.wordpress.com
Finally we have Give Me The Aux. I really like the concept of this blog, Hip/Hop and Rap are musical genres that I really like, but I never know about any knew or “hot” music in these genres since I mostly listen and follow Alt. Rock. I really like the video content asking people about rappers they like or think are hot. I also really liked the opening page with the blog’s name and pictures of famous/classic rappers. My biggest problem and why it is last however, is the video quality was not that great and the header pic was pretty blurry, but I overall really liked it.