15 June 2010
One of my friends in the blogging world, Brandyn Braden, a student at the International Academy of Design and Technology, is making waves in the world wide web after his fashion and lifestyle blog ImmaculateBacktalk. The blog is being nominated for Best Blog Design, Best New Blog, and Best Group Blog by the Black Weblog Awards. And rightly so with its streamlined and stylish style complemented by the emphatic orange logo proudly bearing the blog's name. The articles aren't word-laden which widens the blog's audience in a world where people have developed phobias of large blocks of text. His attention to rising stars in music also gives him an avenue to help others get publicity and have a chance to realize their own dreams. Braden's strong sense of humor and disdain for seriousness is evident in his blog as well in his real-life personality. The disclaimer on the home page is surprisingly candid yet its presence is understood by the content of the blog. It states, "This is a blog. That fact means nothing. It is essentially as it came from the keyboard: spontaneous, un-proofed, unrevised, and corrected afterward only when necessary to address mistakes that grossly effect the intent." Yet what sets Brandyn apart and what credits him as a serious blogger is his impressive articulation and presentation of his content. To him, his blog is his child; he receives the greatest sense of accomplishment when the lessons he places into his blog are returned back to others. If you haven't subscribed yet, then you most definitely will want to add his site to your blogroll.