Wednesday, May 02, 2007

TWR - again!

Back to internet-geekery: I got reviewed by The Weblog Review - again. Actually, this is the third blog o'mine that I submitted there in the course of the last 4 years, and my "ratings" seem to get better every time.

Dunno why I actually bother, it's just a matter of self-centeredness, and a need to see how I compare to all the other blogs I really don't give a shit about. Or, old habit maybe.

Anyway, thank you Wendy for your kind review. In this case, I really didn't expect to get anything above a 3, but hey! I am always up for good surprises. :)

When I read the title of Two Pink Lines, I knew exactly what type of blog I'd be reviewing. I don't have any type of personal experience with pregnancy and the ups and downs it comes with, but I am the type of blog-reader that tends to enjoy a blog that comes with intimately getting to know the author. Q, the author of Two Pink Lines, instantly draws readers in with intimate details starting when she first saw Two Pink Lines.

Q has just made it through her first trimester of this pregnancy (her second in the blog's seven month existence) and doesn't hold back when she writes. The posts, which are typically quite lengthy and full of details that almost border on the too much information line (which the author warns us!), come as frequently as Q can get in front of a computer. They're written very well, in an easy to follow and conversational manner.

I wish this blog was hosted on its own domain, as opposed to Blogspot. I'm sure the parents-to-be have more important things on their plate than worrying about setting up a domain name and working out a more original design for this blog, so points can't really be deducted for that. The standard two-column layout, featuring black print on a white background, is very clean and easy to navigate. The addition of different links and graphics in the sidebar add to the information people can glean from this site, as well as the overall appearance to it.

This is another blog that falls into an all-or-nothing category. Either readers will love following the daily and detailed experiences of Q and her family, or they won't. I can't imagine too much of a middle ground, with a reader thinking they'll only occasionally check in with Two Pink Lines. There's too much going on for readers to only check back once a month.

This site was reviewed on 2007-05-01 by Wendy.
They felt this site belonged in the Personal category.
Wendy felt that Two Pink Lines deserved a rating of 4.25.

But... TMI??? And I am trying so hard not to get too much into detail... what do you guys think? Too much is too much?


Blogger Andria and Co. said...

I guess there is a part of me, that wonders what she means about "only checking in once a month" on a blog. I skim through blogs several times a week, and tend to skip over them when they don't update often.
Besides... you don't make money off your blog, you aren't dependent upon it for your success or friendships... it's yours. And, I think you are doing a great job. :)

3:16 AM  
Blogger I'm Just Sayin... said...

I don't think there's an issue of TMI - but maybe from a standpoint of "never had children" people could perceive it that way? I enjoy your honesty and straightforwardness and wish that I had had something like this when I was pregnant.

Congrats on the baby forum too! I tried iVillage and the forums at another site but couldn't stand all the self-righteousness "I'm better than you" moms that had their panties in a bunch.

I think it's incredibly worth a giggle that you refer to yourself as a "pregnoid"...

Hope you're doing well!!!

7:39 AM  

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