36Trends.com is a Nigerian news blog that also covers
topics on the show business and paparazzi. However,
since the site is based out of Nigeria and about
Nigeria, the majority of celebrities and their
lifestyles you see covered on the site would belong to
the African continent. The site has been around for
quite some years, and has managed to stay afloat even
with the intense competition that exists in the Nigerian
news blog space. But is it really the best of all
Nigerian news blogs? Let's find out!
Unlike other news and lifestyle Nigerian blogs, 36
Trends takes its news seriously and always provides
information relating to politics, community, etc. a bit
more importance than matters concerning beauty and
lifestyle. Since it's not possible for Nigeria to come
up with several interesting stories every day, you would
see news pieces from different parts of the world making
it to the site. However, foreign information and content
have to be extremely interesting to get a berth on this
site. For example, news relating to the most obese kids
for their age could feature on 36Trends.
You get a lot of information relating to health,
lifestyle, money, movies, etc. but those aren't
categorized as such. However, since there is the
"search" button located on the top-right of the site,
finding news and information of your choice should not
be much difficult at all.
At first glance, 36Trends's overall design and layout
doesn't look exceptional. However, after having spend
some time, you realize the focus is more on minimalism
here. As a result, you get a much cleaner looking site.
Moreover, unlike most other news blogs, you won't see
ads all over the place, marring your news consumption
experience in the process. Since the site makes its
money primarily from advertisements, like most other
free information-based sites, you would certainly see an
advertisement block or two on any given page. However,
the placement of those ads would be strategic enough to
not come across as obtrusive.
36Trends has immense potential, and the site's
constantly improving Alexa rank is certainly a giveaway
of that fact. The actual content on the site is
top-quality. However, probably the only place where the
site is lacking marginally is its web design. No, the
overall design and layout is not bad at all. In fact,
it's better than most similar Nigerian news blogs.
However, there's scope for improvement, which can
potentially make the user experience even better.