The face of a girl looks at me as I arrive, almost as if she’s noting
the arrival of this stranger as I pass by on my way to the content of
the blog. Looks like it’s cold here! A nicely laid out blog at first
sight, though the sidebar doesn’t seem too clear. Quite what the bit
of text at the top of the page means, I’m not too sure. But it does
seem, from first impressions, that the author of this blog is into
Reading the entries on the current page of the blog, there’s no doubt
that Olga, the author, is heavily into the sort of spiritual stuff
that brings healing crystals and ‘ethnic’ clothing and jewelry to
mind, not to mention auras. Her ‘about me’ page confirms that she
believes in psychics, reincarnation, healing, and so on. She is also
heavily into creative arts generally. I am not surprised to find she
has chosen to live in Los Angeles. I feel I could just assume her to
match the stereotype I have in my head completely.
After dipping into the archives a little, this would seem to be a
personal blog with the standard ingredients. Except everything seems
to be written in the context of Olga’s nature religion. Whether it’s
thoughts on something that happened that day, or expressions of how
she feels about her work, it all seems to be from that particular
perspective, with plenty of jargon.
There is more to the site, including a poetry section and what looks
like an extensive portfolio featuring web design and art.
Unfortunately, Macromedia Flash is required for some parts of the
site, including the portfolio, and what I expect to be the main page
of the site. Consequently, this site will not be completely open and
accessible to everyone. But generally, the design is okay, and
clearly of the artistic kind. And, if you haven’t already guessed,
her nature religion pervades pretty much everything.
It is difficult to know quite how to rate this blog, as the heavy use
of religious jargon and concepts could easily reduce the content’s
accessibility to many people. Then again, it is a writing style that
is true (I trust) to the author’s beliefs and perspective, and this
is, indeed, a personal blog. While many will be put off by the
strongly religious nature of Olga’s writing, it does seem to be
reasonably standard stuff.
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