Although the majority of internet-users agree that " Livejournal" has faded away, Russian users are still reading and enjoying it. We have chosen the most interesting blogs and asked their authors to tell about their online diaries.
Everything I Love
Blog’ s author is a famous and trendy promoter of the Love Boat gay parties held in the Moscow club "Solyanka" Vitaly Kozak.
"My blog is not a gay blog. It’ s mostly a fashion blog. Actually, my blog is my diary with pictures and photos. I write about anything that attracts my attention and arises some interest. The most important principle is to write about the beautiful, fashionable things and do not criticize".
Show me yours
The best posts from this blog are published in the "Kvir" magazine. The author writes about various topics from aphorisms and American gay porn slang to the slight view of the modern art. One of the most impressive parts of his blog is a photo gallery of the rednecks/bully-guys.
I am still writing - what else should I do?
Valeriy Pecheykin, the blog’ s author, was born in Tashkent and graduated the Higher Literature Courses at the M. Gorkiy Institute. As you can expect, author’ s posts are mostly about literature, classical music and other highly-intelligent topics. Nevertheless, Chinese "robot-fur coats" , fried ice-cream, male fur and other everyday things do not slip away from his sight. And not a single, I repeat - NOT A SINGLE nude men. An intelligent guy!
This is a fake blog of a famous Russian male photographer Alex Bego. The page is hosted by Alex’ s fans. Alex himself is hosting the blog on facebook http://facebook.com/alexbego1.
"I choose Facebook. LJ’ s users are more conservative and politicized, they are more likely to read than to watch. Livejournal’ s format does not suppose a live contact: for example, there is no chat option. Moreover, the LJ’ s notification system is too complicated: you have to sign up for updates and for comments. Facebook’ s format (news feed) is much easier, pictures’ preview helps to quickly read through your friends’ news. And, which is more, everybody can share his/ her opinion and evaluate the post quickly.
I want to thank all of my fans for a high appreciation of my work, for your priceless attention that you pay to my works in this era of intense art-struggle of various events and scenes. First of all, I would like to wish you beauty, which is with all its seeming independence, so fragile and transient, that must be taken care of on a permanent basis. Let’ s keep and create the beauty together!"
Observing the World Around Me
Smartnik800 writes about everything that seems attractive to him. About his journeys, beautiful things, fashion, architecture and interiors. Naturally, there is a lot of various colorful and amazing photos.
"My name is Nikita. I almost don’ t have any "for friends only" posts. All interesting posts with colorful photos are about my journeys and can be easily found by tags "travel report" and "weekend".
I know this blog’ s author for several years already. This is what he tells about his online diary: "I have my blog since 2007. First I wrote about how difficult it was for me, a Christian of the Protestant church, to accept my homosexuality. Later I noticed the fact that church representatives are the ones that generate homophobia in our society. Those people who declare love and forgiveness are actually implanting hate and intolerance. Why there are so many homophobes among religious people? When I struggle for gay rights, I only struggle for my civil rights actually."