For this peer review, we review Joban’s blog “The Hockey Singh: A passionate fan’s thoughts on Canada’s national winter sport”. Within Joban’s blog, we get to see his passion in the sport by following the most up to date news that he provides us related to the hockey league and teams.
When first arriving at his blog, you can tell immediately that this blog is going to be related to hockey just by looking at the banner with the picture of the hockey helmet, stick and puck. The blog also gives this Canucks vibe to it through the blue and white color scheme as that is also the colors of the Vancouver Canucks.
As for the posts themselves, it shows that a lot of thought and effort have been put into them through the use of pictures and much detail when talking about certain topics. One idea I liked in one specific post, What if Both John Tavares and Erik Karlsson Were With The San Jose Sharks, was the use of a poll to see what the audience would think if these two players were put into the San Jose Sharks. Its a way to engage the reader to take part in the discussion of the topic. As Joban discusses in his post on setting up our blogs, I can definitely say I was on the same boat as him during the first couple weeks of the semester. I thought it was great that we were able to have this platform, WordPress, where we can share a part of ourselves that we are proud of with the world. But it wasn’t just the process of figuring out how to use WordPress and what each function did that was difficult, but also deciding as to what we wanted our blog to be about. For myself, my mind revolved around the thought of what something that I was passionate about and was something that was “bloggable” where I can have different topics to talk about? and that’s where I decided on fitness as that has been a big part of my life.
If you’re reading this Joban, I think your overall idea and look of the blog is awesome! Some minor things I would change is perhaps putting your menu/categories in the center, rather than the right hand side. And I noticed that in your second process post, there were differences in font sizes with the first half of your post and second half which is something that can easily be fixed.
One last note that I’ll leave here and could be a possible idea for your next post is that I actually haven’t watched or followed the Vancouver Canucks since the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs as I felt that was our only year where we had a chance to win a Stanley Cup. I feel that the Canucks haven’t been able to play at that level ever since and was not worth watching or following anymore. Just wanted to see what your thoughts were and what could be the issue behind it? could it be the roster? management and coaching staff? will we ever have our chance again at the Stanley Cup?