“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” -Gloria Steinem
Dearcoquette.com is my absolute favorite blog of all time. That’s why this week I’ve decided to critique it. The blog is from a supposedly coke addicted LA girl who gives advice to bloggers who write in asking questions on various subjects.
It would be an understatement if I were to say her advice is “extremely blunt.” Her tone is informal and intensely authoritative. Her style of appeal is logic. She is not afraid to tell you what she thinks, and it’s usually what you need to be hearing, although it’s often offensive. Her writing’s smart and colorful. She sounds like someone who knows what she’s talking about. I love that her writing has that kind of in-your-face quality. There’s not one thing that I dislike about her blog.
Coquette’s audience are her large amount of subscribers looking for advice from relationship problems to questions about Tupac Shakur’s hologrammed performance at Cochella’s annual music festival.
She does not have an “about the author” section, unless you include her informal introduction under “Dear Coquette” on the main page, which reads: “Shady advice from a raging bitch who has no business answering any of these questions.” She has good labels for each of her different blog sections such as “All The Past Advice,” “Just Fun Sized Advice,” “Random Bits of Advice,” etc. She has several comments on her blog posts, including the date and time of each blog. I assume she blogs because it’s part of her brand (she designs bags and has her own personal website) and because she likes giving advice.
Overall, Coquette’s blog is top notch. She’s not messing around. She might be missing a few “necessary” things to draw readers in on her site, but it seems to me like she doesn’t really need them. She does fine on her own. Coquette gets an A++.
That’s my final word.
Question of the Week: If you were able to have dinner with one famous person dead or alive, who would it be and where would you take them out to eat?