Back when Jake Watch was in it's baby days I submitted it for review at Bloggy Award in the hope of getting some advice and some traffic. Well, they finally reviewed it two and half months later, the notes in brackets are by me:
I imagine silly girls drooling reminiscent of The Beatles when I think of Mr Jake Gyllenhaal. That is what this blog is about, going after everything Jake Gyllenhaal. The self-confessed electronic stalker author of this blog is seemingly a very witty and brilliant girl.
(We're not silly girls - we're silly people but thanks for calling me a girl, makes me feel younger)
Visual Aesthetics – 8
The custom-made title banner is very original and so is the blue, black, white and gray color combination used in the blog. The font used compliments the theme of the title banner. The blog’s writer really got it right when she put all of these together. Dreamily thinking of Jake while she was doing it, I’m sure…..
(I think they must have reviewed it when it had the temporary type writer theme up not the awesome Bond theme and I wasn't dreaming of Jake as I did it, I was swearing at the computer)
User Friendliness – 8
The blog is tightly made as categories are alphabetically listed on the right side and below that are some links and a few accolades for her works. You can move around the site quite effortlessly, as it is meticulously arranged.
Reading Enjoyment – 8
Any Jake Gyllenhaal fan will be delighted with this blog. The author has an uncanny ability to use humor together with pictures and quotes to keep even a non-fan reading and laughing.
Useful Info – 8
Jake fans will get a mouthful as the blog’s comprehensive information about their favorite Hollywood star abounds. Jake’s movements are being “monitored” here, so if you’re in to that kind of thing, you’ve just struck gold with this blog.
Overall Experience – 8
This is a well-organized and neatly made blog. The combination of up-to-date content and good pictures really make this a good sample of a “fan blog”. The reliable info on Jake found here would be reason enough for any of his fans to keep this in their bookmarks folder. For the rest of us, perhaps slightly too obsessive for comfort.
Thanks for the good times, Mr Bloggy Award. I think we're all self-aware of our obsessiveness so it's safer if we're among kindreds.
"Jake fans will get a mouthful . . ."
We can but dream!
too obsessive for comfort
Impossible! For anyone! It's Gyllenhaal we're talking about! Nice to see a review worthy of the brilliance of the blog, britpop. And like you said, the graphics have only gotten better. Totally OT but was there a fan of the week this week? I'm starting to forget things in my old age...
Well if they had seen the bond girl theme you got going 10/10 would have no doubt been given!
Yes I would say we struck gold coming across this blog. I’ve been here since the beginning of time and seen JW grow into this fantastic bolg. It’s only over the last couple of months that I have become NRM aka pussy. Well Brits you don’t need me to keep telling you your work is fab, you know that already!
Prophecy Girll, I think fan of the week is on Wednesday’s! And Brits you still have not put up my postcard. I know I’m retarded but I thought it was okay!
Don’t ask what happened above, I so don’t read what I write!
Fan of the Week will go up on Wednesday and I'm putting Jake Secrets up again tonight. I lost most of them in my files when I changed from Uni to home computer but slowly sorting it out.
...to keep even a non-fan reading and laughing.
I'm sure that is true, way to go brit!!!
Congrats! A good review that you SO deserve! Much more accurat than the last one ;)
well, good reviews! I mean, this part about obsessiveness...its one of the reasons why im here, i have to "let it out of my system" otherwise people around me would go nuts, cause i wouldnt stop talkin about jake. (ok, i kinda do it anyway, but maybe in less amount...)And yeah- if they saw the bond girl theme, youd get 10 out of 10 for design... and we would seem even more nuts:-)
Good morning dears Am I not amusing enough for a 10?...Bloggies do look again... To think I went through waxings,tanning lotion reactions, and alcohol poisoning...and for what a mere 8?... I want to register a official complaint with the Bloggy Awards!...I smell another Oscar fiasco.... how dare they! Simply appalling!
Well Britpop, In my estimation you are on a scale of 1-10 ...12 The Bond theme was a stroke of inspiration!..Yet still better is the execution of theme...movie type credits ....brillant! I'm sure "Jake" would be nothing less than impressed and proud. Surely these Bloggy Awards haven't visited recently. I know this oversight will be rectified with time... Your the tops! Sincerely, Simon Agent 002
Finally a good review! And it's well deserved! And just as NRM said, if they had seen the bond girl theme, the score would most certainly have been even higher. It's an original and brilliant idea.
As I've said before, I totally love this blog and I'm not going anywhere, no matter what others have to say about us! :-)
Congrats, Britpopbaby! Well done. Finally someone who gets it.
And Ha! to what Ivy said. I'm with you on that. Dreaming of a mouthful of Jake . . .
They got it way more right than those last fuckwads who reviewed you. Congrats Brit!
Which mouthful though? hmmmm.
A mouthful of Jake? I need a moment to contemplate that!
FINALLY, someone who actually looked and READ the blog before reviewing it! Wonderful! You're definitely 10 out of 10 in my book, tho.
I'm sure "Jake" would be nothing less than impressed and proud
So true! And it would be a damn shame if he never checked out the brilliance/ insanity that is this blog in person.
At the end of a manic and sad monday, this is what I love to see: my favourite blog getting a great review.I think you should submit it again, with this new awsome design! They'll be delighted. As we all are.
So I guess this calls for a drink, Britpop? ;) ;)
Congrats BPB!! This blog is absolutely my favourite and the bond theme is great, so I'm not going anywhere.
perhaps slightly too obsessive for comfort
Obsessive? No you can never get too much Jake ;)
Dear,Your blog is "Outstanding" I just wish I had such talented people handling my public relations... ( when I was breathing ) .-----Frank
Major kudos, BPB, on such a great Bloggy Award review!!! And everyone is so right when they say if it had been reviewed after the "Bond" theme, it's be 10/10. :)
And in the world of fantasy Gyllenhaal internet stalking, there is no such thing as "too obsessive for comfort," is there?!?!
Please be assured that in my estimation you and your blog are 10/10, you saucy & clever young thing.
In following along daily with the rest of your trusty JakeWatch bodyguards I like to consider myself Jake's rather protective older brother, not quite young enough to be his "wing man" I provide him with an experinced sounding board. I have to admit that my bud Jake is wise beyond his years and he has taught me a few things as well.
Keeping company with our Jake and taking part in your daily observations and the ramblings on JakeWatch have enriched my life.
Hellz Yeah BPB!! They are just confirming what everyone here already knows! I just wanta reiterate what everyone who posted before me said...Britpop & Jake Watch are the fuckin bomb!! This whole community of people are wonderful, witty and fabulously fun! And of course a tad obsessed!!
Yeah maybe we are "stalkers" but we are stalking with love and purpose! The tagline says it best...somebody's got to keep a damn eye on him!!
Thanks Britpop for all your hard work and dedication!
This whole community of people are wonderful, witty and fabulously fun! And of course a tad obsessed!!
Yeah maybe we are "stalkers" but we are stalking with love and purpose!
So true. SO true. :-)
You'll be well pressed to find another witty blog with such an ecelectic mix of regulars on the net.
i rate you this a 10 too! and hey look, more proof we're not the only ones obsessed: check out "10 things we love about Jake" over at People.com's bachelor's section!
oh, he's also on the "pick their best looks" section-- skate vs surf. both hot pics but i pick surf! wet, no beard, smiling that's how i like my jakey best...
I just want to say that I totally agree with all the previous comments! This blog rocks! I've been coming here for a while now, and I just get more and more obsessed with our Jake ("too obsessive for comfort", my ass!), and more and more addicted to this blog and its fab community (you guys are the best!)!! Should I be concerned and worried about the fact that not being able to come here all day yesterday made me a tiny bit nuts?! Nah!
Hats off to you, britpop!
That is all.
YEAH! We rock!
Thanks everyone - I really appreciate it. I love the comments as much as anything! JakeWatch has not only got me more obsessed with the Gyllenhaal but now I have also developed a perverse interest in web design.
The blog is NOT too obsessive :)
JakeWatch has not only got me more obsessed with the Gyllenhaal but now I have also developed a perverse interest in web design.
Perhaps a future profession, BPB....?
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