For my second peer review, I am reviewing Grace Mavko’s blog, Grace in Adulting (love the catchy play on words).
From my initial scroll through, Grace’s blog gives off a very vintage vibe. The red and white 3D feel, mixed in with the star banner and the Clueless (1995) attitude, gives this blog a retro finish.
Her posts are followed by Tumblr-like photography, more often than not captioned in a witty manner and filtered to look old-school. Her Instagram handle is plugged to the right hand side of the screen, along with a Twitter scroll of Tweets that include the hashtag #adulting (the main theme of her blog, and a nice addition and/or use of the largely popular social media channel).
As mentioned in her first peer review, done by the lovely Zachary Blair Bennett, her sites slogan “the love child of Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian…with a bit less cash and a**, and a bit more tears” gives the reader a good vibe of the kind of content to expect. As Zachary mentioned, routine is something that Grace in Adulting could still use some work on. I felt a little scatter-brained trying to navigate her site. I wanted to know more about Grace, why she chose the theme she chose, and what brought her to PUB 201. I would love to see more of her social media widgets displayed, as I felt that Twitter and Instagram were not enough to properly grasp Grace in all her glory. I would also looovveeee to see another page added to the header of her blog. Grace in Adulting only features 3 pages (if you will) and I personally feel as though it could use another 3, at least! Instead of having a Home section designated to all posts, it would be nice (and help in regards to routine) if Grace categorized her posts under a properly labelled page so that the readers could more easily navigate through.
However, all of that being said, her blog exceeds all of my expectations. The bright colours, the inclusive feel, and the use of old-time photography and hip slang makes this blog extremely approachable. Her posts on celebrity mugshots had me dying of laughter and it is so clear to me that she has put a lot of time and work into making this blog her own brand. She has been posting regularly (which we can all appreciate!) and has definitely shown progress from her first peer review.