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Friday, December 29, 2006

Pointless Drivel

A few of our reviewers really didn’t like Pointless Drivel, but the majority helped push Mr. Fab’s blog into our Top-20.

CONTENT – 7.4
“Almost always hilarious.”

“Original and pretty humorous. Nothing that's written is really an out an out joke, more like funny commentary about the author's life. If the author had gotten me to laugh out loud, I probably would have given him a score higher than 7.5. For me, the funniest posts came from his 'I'm a Dork' category ... the guy is definitely not afraid to poke fun at himself, which is always good in a humor blog.”

“Mr. Fab explains his content in spades in his title: Pointless Drivel. Any blogger who still participates in "Six ways I'm like an 80s hair band while I'm taking a piss" type of memes really shouldn't be on this list at all.”

“Mr. Fab is definitely a looney guy. I like that. He updates constantly and is always doing something different, from video blogging to audio blogging to giveaways.”

“I haven’t watched his videos or listened to any audio (I have virus paranoia), so I’m only rating the written posts. It’s funny. Not the greatest, but not bad at all.”

Pointless Drivel can be over the top sometimes. Then again, Mr. Fab has received nearly 100,000 hits in just over a year. He's definitely loved.”

“The posts about Mrs. Fab are probably my favorite!”

DESIGN – 8.2
"Professional, unique, and gives a good idea of the mindset of this particular blogger."

“Terrific! Original and engaging. As a writer, Mr. Fab makes a fabulous graphic designer.”

“The color is a little dark.”

“The top image is a little large for my taste, but a lot of blogs are going that route nowadays. I like the color scheme, but it does make it a little difficult to read the light gray/tan text in the sidebar. The design is not cluttered and emphasizes the content above everything else.”

“Everything is neat and tidy and easy to read. No complaints here!”

“He gets an ‘A’ for effort, but the sum of all of these parts is a little flat. The design has a lot of features I like but it’s not organized very well. I don’t know, it just feels kind of clunky. The brown sidebar and the fonts kind of suck. Maybe that’s it.”

QUALITY OF WRITING/GRAMMAR – 7.9
“Good use of grammar, punctuation, and spelling. He’s egomaniacally hysterical.”

“Mr. Fab needs to turn on his cliché alert. His writing is just barely above mediocre, which is more than I can say for 98 percent of the blogs out there in the blogosphere, but still, hardly worthy of breaking the Top-50 humor blogs. Or the Top-500, for that matter. I'm sure if I look hard enough I'll find smileys and IM-speak (LOL, ROTFL, TTYL) on this blog, but I'm already bored.”

“The author is a writer, and it shows in his posts. Well written, but I did notice a few grammar mistakes here and there, which did not detract from the content. Not that I can judge, since I definitely don't write as well.”

“My English teacher would swoon.”

“The writing is a little too ‘bloggy’ for my tastes sometimes, but it’s OK.”

INTANGIBLES – 5.9
“His videos are hysterical, especially the one where he's demonstrating the perfect way to consume a banana, ending with his wife spooging blue cheese dressing on his face.”

“I tried to parse the sentence, ‘Who loved me latest?’ but my head exploded.”

“The sidebar is really long, but at least each section is hidden within an expandable container, so it doesn't really bother me.”

“For some reason this blog didn't speak to me. It's well written, contains decent humor, but for some reason I just didn't connect with it. That's why I only gave it a score of 6 in this category. A subjective assessment, but I don't know how else to address this score. The fact that he posted his own original musical entries kept me from scoring this less than a 5.”

“He’s a successful blog whore.”

“Another shining example of a blog with no ads.”

“I like the voice of this blogger. Sometimes his posts tend to be a little too long, but I have attention span problems.”

“I like the variety of his posts.”

“The sidebar is just too cluttered. I’d wipe it out and start again.”

“His profile picture always reminds me of Michael Jackson from the ‘Smooth Crimnal’ video. Shum on! He, he!”

FREQUENCY – 10
“Mr. Fab posts at least once a day.”

WOULD YOU READ THIS BLOG REGULARLY – 73% Yes
“I do, yet I haven't linked him on my side panel. Love his stuff, but he's like Dooce, he's on everyone's side panel.”

“Yes. I have read this blog on a regular basis since it's early days.”

“I think I'll stay over here on this side of the crime scene tape, thanks.”

“Possibly. I may read it every other week or so, but not on a daily basis.”

“I already do!”

“Yep.”

OVERALL – 85.1

14 Comments:

  • Just wanted to add, Mr. Fab is one of our reviewers. He did not review his own blog and his fellow reviewers were not notified about this prior to the review.

    By Blogger BlogLaughs, at December 29, 2006 10:19 AM  

  • If I could have reviewed my own blog and been allowed to apply my highly specialized scoring system (which caps out at 25) I think I would have done a little better.

    By Blogger Mr. Fabulous, at December 29, 2006 1:25 PM  

  • Oh man, now *I* see Michael Jackson when I look at my avatar!

    By Blogger Mr. Fabulous, at December 29, 2006 1:25 PM  

  • Damn! Somebody mentioned Mr. Fab in the same sentence as Dooce!

    Go Fab!!!!

    By Blogger Big Pissy, at December 29, 2006 6:02 PM  

  • I didn't contribute to the review purposefully. He is one of my closest friends and I knew I would be tainted.

    I hate ads. I always make comments about that on BlogLaughs...but, I would have made a very biased exception on his blog. So, I stayed absent on purpose...and he still did wonderfully without me.

    I would have given him 10's across the board because he is talented, funny, amazing, brilliant...and I was there from pretty much his first month on. I have seen how much he has evolved. But, aside from pandering for blog whore votes...*L* he has always stayed true to his form.

    I love him. I love his wife.

    To me...he blows Dooce away.

    CP.

    By Blogger CP, at December 29, 2006 7:28 PM  

  • Congrats Mr. Fab! I must say that some of the reviewers sound pretty harsh!

    BTW - anyone know how you get reviewed here? Sorry for such a dumb question, I didn't see an about page ...

    By Anonymous Anita @ Say No to Crack, at December 29, 2006 9:05 PM  

  • Mr Fab is my daily must read- always brings a smile to my face.

    By Anonymous msdemmie, at December 30, 2006 2:02 AM  

  • I would like to submit a site for review.
    www.theasspage.blogspot.com

    By Blogger Lux Lisbon, at December 30, 2006 4:44 AM  

  • CP, you're not the only one who said they couldn't objectively review Pointless Drivel.

    I hope everyone understands how much I appreciate that kind of honesty and unselfishness. However, I do want to stress that these reviews are not intended to the final word on anything.

    I want to keep the focus of BlogLaughs on finding and discussing quality blogs rather than worrying about which blog scored higher than another.

    It's all in fun.

    If any of you newcomers want to help us review blogs, or know of a blog to review, just send me an e-mail at bloglaughs@hotmail.com.

    Thanks...

    By Blogger BlogLaughs, at December 30, 2006 9:43 AM  

  • Awww...you guys are awesome, I appreciate all the sweetness, especially from you, CP (although I think you confused Drivel with Directives. There are no ads on Drivel).

    It's all in fun. It's all for charity. Think of the children, they are our future.

    I don't know.

    By Blogger Mr. Fabulous, at December 30, 2006 10:06 AM  

  • Ha! I put virtually NO effort into my blog, and I beat your ass by a whole six-tenths of a point!! I love this country!!!

    By Blogger Mighty Dyckerson, at December 30, 2006 12:11 PM  

  • Yeah, probably because *I* rated you so high! LOL

    By Blogger Mr. Fabulous, at December 30, 2006 12:48 PM  

  • I'm leaving a comment here about how much I like Mr. Fab, because he has threatened to take out the bloggers that round out the top 20. I adore him.

    By Blogger mist1, at December 30, 2006 7:48 PM  

  • Mr Fab is the absolute bomb. Hands down, the funniest blogger on the planet.

    Mr Fab, gimme my $20. F**cker.

    By Blogger curtcon, at December 31, 2006 4:40 PM  

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