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Final Comments

Blog as a whole:

The blog is really well put together. Its clean and easy to navigate and makes for a really nice read. It’s pretty and makes sense. My only wish is for a slightly more maneuverable table of contents to make, for example, finding a particular review or genre history more quickly accessible.

Does it follow the proposal?

The proposal is followed really well and I am impressed by the clarity and effectiveness of the posts. Each is clearly thought out and provides great information about not only certain movies but backgrounds and histories of genres. There are great analyses of things ranging from critiques and opinions from self and others to general information about specific genres/ genre history.

Does anything confuse me?

Really and honestly I really like Chloe’s blog, it makes me want to read more into film instead of just watching film. (So her blog is effective in piquing my interest!) I never really had a chance (ok I had the chance but I have never taken the chance) to read into film history throughout different time periods and different genres but the way she writes about it makes me want to know more about EACH or the genres in EACH time period. It is really intriguing to see how film has changed and Chloe writes about it in a way that the average movie watcher can understand. Her reviews are also extremely fair and honest while not being overly (dramatically) intense!

What do I love about it?

I like how this blog is incorporating more than just one aspect of the movie industry. There are reviews that are useful if one was looking for that sort of thing (and I know many people are) but there is also great information about the backgrounds and histories of the genres for whichever particular movie is the topic of the week.


Medium


Final Comments

Blog as a whole:
This blog discusses the different types of forum writing and writing online. He references three different forums in particular, a site that discusses gaming, a site discussing bass fishing and a woman’s magazine site. The blog itself is very linear and clean. The simplicity of the layout makes scrolling and browsing the blog very visually appealing and manageable.


Does it follow the proposal?
Nearly perfectly. The comparisons drawn and the information available from this blog are very insightful and effectively educate the reader at the same time as entertaining the reader. There were plenty of things discussed that I had never thought about (ok I admit I don’t think about forum types often but, hey, I actually learned something)

Does anything confuse me?
Nothing. What I find most appealing about this blog is that for someone who has limited knowledge about this type of thing, I could understand all of the posts. (Which seems like a critical part of blogging, thank you for essentially dumbing it down for the rest of us) however it’s also not necessarily an introduction type of blog. There is enough information to make this an insightful blog for people who who actually DO know something about forums. The balance is there and its perfect!

What do I love about it?
I really like the fact that the variety in the forum types is varied so much. By having such diverse forum spaces it makes comparing and contrasting more valid and understandable. For example, if he had instead done a forum about mountain biking, bass fishing and natural living, I would expect to not get as much out of the posts but the variety between the selected forums really makes for an interesting discussion.


Eric Kvale Chess Blog


Final Comments

Blog as a whole:
Eric composed a blog “an exploration of chess”. The layout of this blog is honestly really impressive. It is so easy to navigate and everything is very well organized as well as visually appealing. It looks very professional and well put together. I am really impressed.

Does it follow the proposal?
As far as I can tell yes. The posts are very timely, appropriate and well thought out. I am sure to someone who understands what is actually going on, that this is a seriously great blog. I wish I knew more about the coding aspects and just about the general

Does anything confuse me?

To be honest I know less about chess than I know about a lot of things. I have never played or even thought about playing. (What can I say, I’m not a strategist) Each post is very thorough and explanative but to be honest, it’s all Greek to me. On top of that, coding and I are sworn mortal enemies so as I was reading the posts and was trying to follow along I couldn’t help but be impressed by the attention to detail and effort put into this blog. Eric, honestly, I am completely in awe of your work.

What do I love about it?

The GLOSSARY! Eric took into account that not everyone who scanned his blog would be able to follow along as well as a CS major might be able to and for that, I am grateful! I think that that is honestly what makes this blog. It is complex and impressive, but to anyone who sat down and actually follows the work being done, connections can be made making this blog extremely effective. Taking into account your potential readers is important. Anyone who loves chess might read this blog, but taking into account ANY reader who may come across your blog is even more important. The complexity of the blog may be intimidating but it is structured in a way that anyone who stumbled across the blog (i.e ME) might be able to understand (at least sorta) what is going on and I thing that is really critical
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