Blog: Lauren Conrad
Lauren Conrad may be seen to some as a typical celebrity, but her blog is proof that Conrad has an idea of what the “normal” young girl is looking for. Her blog contains posts about fashion, beauty tips and book club recommendations. Because the most of the posts are in list form, it makes them easy and enjoyable to read. One way I think the blog could be improved would be by adding video. Instead of writing out how to do a hairstyle or make a certain food, I think a video could be more easily followed and shared to increase the blogs’ popularity.
Blog: The Guardian
The Guardian uses Feedly to take its articles from their website and put them in a more organized format. I think it is good for keeping track of the Guardian’s newest articles. However, I do think the blog could be improved by having a different format. Since there is a link to complete reading each story a list or bullet points for their blog may be a better idea. If readers get the main points of a story, they may be more likely to click on other stories or continue reading if they are very interested in an article.
This travel blog gives tips on where and how to travel the world inexpensively. I like how the author of the blog gives advice while using his own experiences because it gives the blog a bit of context. Instead of just telling the readers what they should be doing, he tells them why it has been beneficial to him in the past or how it could have helped him avoid a mistake he made. There are a good amount of pictures on the blog, but when writing about something so visual, I think more pictures and even video would strengthen the blog.