The authors of asked me to do a review of their new site, and offer my input / opinions. I, of course, happily agreed. And, for the record, this is not a sponsored post.

Crispy Blog Posts is basically a DIGG-clone at heart, but focused on blogs, instead of all websites. Not being a big DIGG fan myself, I approached the site a bit hesitantly. After all, if I don’t like the official DIGG, what makes me think I’ll like a clone?

Load up Crispy Blog Posts and you’ll see something like this – although with different posts and categories of course. The main page lists the categories. The more activity a particular category sees, the larger the title becomes, and the higher up towards the top it will float.

Crispy Blog Posts

The Popular page is the equivalent of Digg’s front page, with the most popular posts gracing it with their presence. Posts are given points depending on how users rate them – “Crispy” or “Soggy”. Crispy being good of course, and soggy being bad. These wouldn’t have been my first choices for ratings, but they do fit with the theme of the site.

If this was all that the site had to offer, I might have to say “So What?” Fortunately, there is one feature that I haven’t seen around before. Right on the front page, users are given the option of creating a new channel ( category ). That way, if you have a blog post that doesn’t quite fit one of the categories listed, you can create your own, so it isn’t out of place.

One of my biggest gripes with DIGG has always been that there are two few categories, and many posts / sites / pages just don’t really fit into any one category particularly well. With Crispy Blog Posts, you never have to worry about this.

Overall, despite the name that I’m not crazy about, I think the site has potential. I’m going to keep my eye on it to see if it can build on the positives that it has, and get some momentum going.


  1. Cory OBrien said

    March 5 2007 @ 2:42 pm

    I really like the idea of being able to add your own category, though the site does needs someone to go through it and give it a good redesign to make everything a little more compact. Overall, a good idea though.

  2. Leroy Brown said

    March 5 2007 @ 2:45 pm

    That’s actually something that I noticed, but forgot to mention in my review. Once a lot of people start adding their categories, the front page will quickly become too large and unmanageable. I hope the author has a solution in mind for this.

  3. fgi said

    March 6 2007 @ 3:22 am

    Hi there, thanks for the review. Every opinion counts for us, so I’m very glad you did this write-up and gave your input. The site is still in early beta, so, there are concepts that might make it into the final version, some are not. It all depends on you. So, thanks again.


  4. Leroy Brown said

    March 8 2007 @ 7:40 pm

    Beta is a beautiful thing – gives you plenty of time to make adjustments before the full-scale launch.

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