[Insert sounds of me doing cartwheels here.]
Not familiar with Berate My Blog? Heller, check out the site, like, now! Two girls, Fiona and Unica, review other blogs for free aside from offering practical ideas for sprucing up your home. A knockout combination. One day you're reading a post on the merits of a plush sofa, the next you're hearing them knock some sense into a blogger infatuated with eye-crossing black backgrounds.
(Of an Indian blog, they recommend: "A color scheme that doesn't leave all the regions of my body squinting and straining. And some effort to remove two words from my mind--"pious geek." Cheeky!)
In fact, better than the rating I got were the comments:
Review: Gibbs Cadiz
Graphics--could do better if the ratio of ad and content visuals were changed to: ad visuals--30%, content visuals--70%.
Content--One of the best Pinoy blogs online catering to music, theater, film and books, it writes up a storm to keep you on to the buzz. Are some items reprints? Whatever, this site actually takes blogging a notch higher as a literary form.
Style--A bit gushy sometimes, but you can see Mr. Cadiz' mastery of contemporary feature writing.
Recommend--A resize of the right column to about one fourth the page could make reading the posts easier. And no ads under the header would do wonders for the layout.
Now it's me, McVie (9.7) and Mark Xander (9.5) in the top three highest-rated blogs. Holy guacamole! (They did say I could be gushy.)
My dilemma now is how to top McVie's riot of a speech when he was lord of the realm, so to speak. I won't even try. Wave na lang ng hand and mutter Shakespeare's line: "Uneasy lies the head that wears the crown."
Ladies, thanks for the treat. And, people, get yourselves berated too!