I was just reading through the Member Blogs when I realized spent five minutes longer than I thought on Valentina Alvarado's blog. (I showed it--by request-- when I guest-taught a sophomore class yesterday.) Why was I reading back through vocabulary and an analysis of Steve Jobs' commencement speech ("stay hungry, stay foolish!") that I'd already read? There's a special quality about some of these blogs: the features, the layouts, the music (or quiet), the colors/graphics (or minimalist/functional design)... they just seem to work. When a site draws you in like this, you begin to understand why there is an entire field of study dedicated to user engagement. Kudos. Please Note: There are lots of great ones, please comment to this post with your favorites--it might help someone's grade.
[Speaking of Kudos: I forgot to type/take a picture of the Kudos in class today-- will post Monday.]