Friday, October 30, 2009

You want blunt… well here you have it!

While skimming through the blog titles that were listed for reviewing… and believe me, there were a lot of them, I came across a title that really intrigued me, “Blunt Red Pencil”. I was looking for bloggers that were pouring their thoughts and opinions onto the screen, not just looking for marks in their blog assignments. I have to say, I was not disappointed.

When first opening the page, I was a little taken aback by the lack of colour and creativity. I thought there would be more than just a black background a white heading. But again, this intrigued me into reading further. You see, these bloggers couldn’t be bothered with making their blog look ‘pretty,’ their sole purpose is to put across their ideas, questioning issues and inviting you to critically analyse what they have brought up. They successfully do this, not only through their compelling writing styles, but also by posting the blogs in bright, neon colours which compliment against the plain black background.

There seems to be a common thread of social and political issues that are addressed and in each post, the reader is probed into questioning and debating with the writer. IN conjunction with this, the bloggers are brutally honest about everything that they write. They are not scared to share their opinions which I, as a fellow journalism student, admire.

This blog deserves recognition and acclamation. I highly recommend it to any person, whether a journalism student or not, as it is a compelling read that you will actually enjoy. You will definitely be going back for more.