Brutally Blunt Blog Blustering #57: The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World

by Rachel · August 4, 2011 · Blog Blustering · 9 Comments

It’s Blusterin’ Time!

If you’re new to this feature or need a refresher, click the label at the bottom of this post and see the first few posts. Otherwise, here are the basics:

What I do is list a site; you critique it. But here’s the catch: to induce the most honest reactions, don’t leave the comment using your normal alias/login – instead, go anonymous, and be as brutally honest (or complimentary) as you wish to be. Also, be specific, and naturally, don’t be rude. If I deem anything inappropriate, I’ll have no problem deleting the comment.

So, go to the site listed below, familiarize yourself with it for a few minutes, then come back and leave some constructive criticism and/or comments that you have.

And remember: Blustering should be a two-way street; if you’ve asked to be blustered, you better be a blusterer.

Site: The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World
LAMB#: 678

If you would like to have your blog blustered by fellow LAMBs, please send me an email containing your site’s info and “Bluster Me!” in the subject line.


9 Responses to Brutally Blunt Blog Blustering #57: The Most Beautiful Fraud in the World

  1. Anonymous says:

    This may come down to personal preference, but I feel like it’s a bit hard to read. The combination of such a narrow column of the main text and the dark blue makes for tough reading, at least in my case.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I have to agree with anon #1

    The background color is kind of distracting.

  3. Anonymous says:

    If I had any criticism it is that there is too much going on, on both sides, what with the various widgets and images, for me to concentrate on the posts.

  4. Anonymous says:

    It looks like you have a lot of good content, but the layout is an immediate turnoff. White text on a black background is generally not a good idea.

  5. Duke says:


    Considering I’m a reader of your site regularly, it’s a bit hard to “bluster”.

    My complaint: commenting on their is a bitch. Not sure what the hell happened, but you need to see this for yourself.

    I don’t mind the background that much, but I can agree on “there’s a bit too much going on” – though, that’s not entirely a bad thing.

    One last thing: I feel that you should combine both of your sites – “Beautiful Fraud” with “Cinematheque”. Readership would increase, and finding your reviews wouldn’t be such a scavenger hunt.

    Regardless, I think you have a great site man. Keep up the good work.

  6. Rachel says:

    Appreciate your feedback, Sam, but good or bad, I’d like for these comments to be totally anonymous in this feature.

  7. Kevyn Knox says:

    I have thought of combining my sites but I have so many past reviews on The Cinematheque, I wouldn’t know what to do with them.

    As for the busy-ness of my blog, yeah I know. I am a pack rat in real life so I suppose it makes sense I am that way in cyberspace as well.

    As for the commenting – what do you mean. When I respond to comments I never have a problem. As far as I know, it is just like commenting here on the LAMB. What does it do when you try it. I want to fix it if it is a problem (and if I am able).

  8. Duke says:

    I hate to be a bitch on this point Rachel: But I find it more meaningful and personal to leave * constructive * comments, with the person knowing who this comes from.

    If you’d like me to not comment on the LAMB – and just go to their site and leave a remark, I’l be glad to.

    For now, though, anonymous feels to have less of a significance on the writer.

  9. Rachel says:

    However, the blogger needs to look at all of these comments objectively, which they can’t do if they know who’s leaving the comments.

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