When you arrive at Joyce’s Blog you will meet a 32 year old Hong Kong writer who is self-described as a sporadic blogger. She claims to have no nationalistic tendencies indicating the reason for this is that she is “Montreal-born, Connecticut-bred and Hong Kong-based, though my mom, dad and brother are in Melbourne”. No nationalistic tendencies but her Blog contains strict adherence to Hong Kong content. Her posts “flip flops at the opera” and “killing a chicken to save a thousand monkeys” are well headlined and grab your attention. She has some comprehensive photo albums on the site if you are looking for some Hong Kong images.
Joyce is very knowledgeable on many aspects of Hong Kong culture, politics, and art. Her non-nationalistic upbringing has no doubt contributed to her being very well-read and well-cultured. You will also notice her unique writing style if you can get past some of the font issues. The font is extremely inconsistent with some posts containing 2 different types. In other posts the font is so small that I found myself barely skimming through the material. It’s too bad really, because I really wanted to know what happened to the monkeys.
There are very few indents or spacing in between paragraphs, making the entire Blog content difficult to read. Again, I found myself skimming more than reading. The overall layout from first glance is fine, traditional, and easy on the eyes. Columns on the border are nicely laid out with standard black print and light blue borders and highlighted text. The photo albums are good and comprehensive, but it would be nice to see larger shots throughout the bloggeries so the reader knows what she is referring to.
Overall the content and appearance of the site as a whole are pretty standard, garnering her some average ratings which is about the highest credit I can give her. While the information she provides is current, her posts range from 3-10 days apart and it is difficult to match the congruency there. If I could get past some of her font issues, I would probably be able to give her some points for uniqueness. But overall, while probably informative, this Blog did not make any efforts to sustain my attention span and for that I am going to have to give her a 2.5 out of 5.
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