The Problem with Young People Today Is…
A blog that popped out to me was Crabby Old Fart written by a “Don Mills.” Each blog entry starts out with a sentence beginning with “The problem with young people today is…” and is followed by something that a crabby old man despises about youth which turns out to be quite hilarious. The entries, like the three links I’ve provided above, is a ranting based on the separation gap between generations right now.
The blog set up is easily navigated and simple in layout. There is not much distraction in busy borders and moving pictures, something an older blog writer would set up. In it’s easy, simple set up there are not a lot of images. I thought at first it might be beneficial to add some images, but the more entries the more I found myself creating images of my own. Don Mills created a persona for himself that speaks to the reader in a comical tone. With his persona you can take the one image provided of the old man in his chair and just image him out there in world seeing young people doing and being all the things that he despises. You image him pissing and moaning about everything. I think that if any images were to be added they would have to be pretty simple to match the style of his blog and writing.
The audience could be based on any age group really. An older generation could relate to what Don Mills sees as a demoralization of society and the younger generation could carry along in relation to the mocking of their daily lives, both in a context of humor. Very effectively, this blog commits to attracting any reader that stumbles across it on the internet. The context of the blog has an interesting context under the humor on the way society has changed over time. Somethings are for the better, like the younger generations ability to accept change, people, and the world around them easily. And some are for the worse, like the younger generations writing qualities. Either way the blog successfully comments humorously on the gap between generations and the way that the young and old view each other. It’s a way of breaking down our differences, addressing them, and then being able to bring some humor to it also.