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Comments on The Political Geek Zone (aka Josh's Project)

Josh's blog provides commentary on current political issues. Each posts contains links to sources and additional articles for a deeper read on that topic. I would value a blog like this, and it sounds like it's an attempt toget back to some of the original objectives of weblogs - where the blogger would collect several links on a topic of interest and compile them in a way that is useful for the reader. I really like the idea that I could visit Josh's blog if I wanted to know more about the topic of |Gun Control, for example, and find that he had compiled and sorted and commented on some of the best sources and articles on that topic.

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The Blog

His blog is set up so that you can scroll and see each post. The |most recent post is a follow-up to an earlier post, so it might be nice to have a link from the more recent one to the one preceding it if the reader wants to read them in the order they were written rather than in the backwards way they appear on a blog, but then again, that is the way blogs work, so readers might already get that.

The titles to each post are catchy and describe what the post is going to be about. There are no images or distinct stylistic elements going on with each post, but I think that helps keep the focus on the content which is serious even though the author takes on an informal, conversational tone.

Comments on Kendra's Project

Kendra's project was to create a health and fitness blog intended to support people who want to incorporate healthier habits into their lifestyle, and addressing an audience of college students - although she doesn't alienate people who are not students. This blog could have wide-range appeal because she takes a 3D approach to health by tackling three major issues: workouts, healthy eating and body image. I think her audience could be people who are interested in all of these things and visitors who might have a more specific interest.

The Posts

The Blog

I noticed the changes Kendra said she was going to make to the blog - white background and a customized blogroll. This made for a welcoming, fresh and clean look. The blog is pretty clean and simple. The only images are those of the food for the recipe posts.

I scrolled down so I could read from the oldest posts first. Kendra writes in a friendly, personal voice directly to the reader - like she's the reader's own personal coach. I like this close relationship she's working to establish with her reader. It demonstrates hospitality and trust - and support - something a reader who is attempting to change his/her lifestyle will need.

When I read Kendra's Blog, I thought about |Steve Himmer's article The Labyrinth Unbound because her blog is set up in a way that is conducive to the way many readers approach blogs. A reader could enter her blog at any time and find their way around. You did not have to be there from the beginning. It's an easy blog to trek around in, going down one path and then another. You can zig-zag around from post to post or read more linearly. A reader who was only interested in recipes could do that, while another reader might focus only on the workout tips.

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