There are several things I Like about life is risky. I think some of the aspects of the design are really sharp. The header image is very nice, I’m a fan of the navigation on the left, and I think that the colors work well. I like that the blog design is unlike many other ones that I have seen, I think it stands out, and that’s a plus.
Additionally the site has some unique and refreshing content. Recently she has had a nice post on Self Promotion and has been growing more and more active in the blogging community. She is leading the charge to Unban Bob, who was blocked from Digg and Reddit for self promotion, as I may be soon enough as I shamelessly self promote there.
All and all I think her blog is a good read.
However there are a few things that I dislike about her blog. For one I think that she is trying to monetize too soon. Most of her pages have places for ads up on them, but don’t have the ads filled. Although putting the places for ads up is a good way to let the advertisers know that she is selling some space, it makes her blog look like it isn’t very well frequented, or else someone would have bought the ads. Additionally, since she has installed the ads on her site the formatting has gotten a little screwed up. On some of the pages the ads appear on top instead of on the side, making you scroll down for the content. She should fix this as soon as possible as most readers won’t scroll down.