What’s the deal with Raymi?

Posted on January 10th, 2007 @ 01:57 in Uncategorized

Raymi the Minx for those of you who are not familiar with her. She’s, like, an Internet celebrity and has been for years (a bit like Belle de Jour for instance). She keeps winning blog awards and stuff and many people think she has cult status.

I. do. not. get. her. I’ve tried numerous times (ignoring the horrendous mega-font-layout and erratic spelling), thinking I must be missing something, but I just cannot get into her. What is it?! What’s so special about her!? I mean she sounds like a nice enough girl, her blog is amusing at times, but awards? Cult? Hooowwww? Whyyyy? Hmph.

[edit] Thanks for linking me Raymi! :)) So… useful explanations anyone? [/edit]


brem said on Jan 10, 2007 at 4:27 pm

The answer to you Whyyyy, is Whyyyyy not?

Clarissa said on Jan 10, 2007 at 5:16 pm

That’s not an answer at all really. I can think of many more interesting blogs than hers that don’t get the kind of exposure she does.

Diya said on Jan 10, 2007 at 5:40 pm

she reminds me of me, except that she writes it down, so it’s like i get to contemplate what i didn’t even realize i was thinking. and that is why i like her. most other blogs are a little hard to digest because they focus on less personal topics, and who really cares about that on the internet? i have real friends to give me their boring opinions on politics.

raymi said on Jan 10, 2007 at 5:40 pm

the size of my font bears no significance whatsoever, it is my content and longevity, i talk a lot of shit, i am interesting and i am cool, a poor man’s celebrity and accessible, is this not obvious? you sound annoyingly bitter, get over it.

Clarissa said on Jan 10, 2007 at 5:54 pm

the size of my font bears no significance whatsoever
Yeah I know and I shoulnd’t let it influence me (that’s why I said I try to look past it!), but I can’t help it.
And no I’m not bitter at all. Just genuinely curious. I like you as a person, I just don’t get what the hype is about and would like to have it explained to me. Tho “i am interesting and i am cool” makes me like you less. 😐

Thanks Diya, taken on board. 🙂

raymi said on Jan 10, 2007 at 6:34 pm

i dont think it’s something that requires explanation, something is either interesting or it isn’t, and it’s not something that’s meant to be defined either, you get it or you don’t and maybe the fact that you don’t is what’s creating the intrigue. i’ve spent several years making my presence knwon on the www more than kost can say, so THAT is what the deal with raymi is, ok.

Clarissa said on Jan 10, 2007 at 6:52 pm

i dont think it’s something that requires explanation
I know it doesn’t require one, but I’d like one all the same. I’m honestly not attacking you, I respect you for what you’ve built up. I just wanted to hear what people found so appealing about your blog is all. Diya’s comment was helpful in that respect. Brem’s wasn’t.

You’re the one coming across all defensive now, and I never meant to get into an argument with you (I totally didn’t expect you to turn up here in the first place, considering the amount of referrals you must get). But in a roundabout way your comments have given me at least part of the explanation I wanted.

So thanks for that, and now I shall let it rest, and all the best to you.

stagiaire said on Jan 10, 2007 at 7:48 pm

At least she wins with words, while people like Jamie Leigh only pretend to be something what they’re not, covering it with pictures and ish.

brem said on Jan 11, 2007 at 12:06 am

Clarissa: what you find interesting might not be what I find interesting. See, the truth is in the eye of the beholder.

ezekiel said on Jan 11, 2007 at 3:22 am

raymi IS a sort of ultimate poor man’s celebrity and definitely interesting, there’s yer deal!

Diya said on Jan 11, 2007 at 3:40 am

with all due respect to both raymi and clarissa, i don’t really get why either of you are even interested in this topic. i’m not really a blog afficionado … in the sense that i only read raymi’s blog and one other, and only have friends i know in real life, and not through blogs … but, when it comes down to it, these blogs are just something i read in the morning when i have my coffee and cigarette or at night when i come home drunk and my roommates are too asleep to talk to me (except for now because i’ve gotten somewhat involved in this). they’re not something i bring up with my peers at social events, or would reference in an essay, or would care about after they’re gone. i think that bloggers maybe have this heightened sense of importance (or feel a lack of recognition) because their blogs do (or don’t) get read at all, but in the end, if you want recognition and respect in the real world, you’re going to at least have to give a speech … or be a great drug dealer … or something more tangible like that.

i think.

but, regardless, why argue over or even discuss something so inane?

best of luck to both of you though!

carrie said on Jan 11, 2007 at 3:40 am

what’s the deal with raymi?
she’s addicitive.
infuriating but somehow disarming
one in a million
i don’t know.

Lisa said on Jan 11, 2007 at 5:44 am


stagiaire said on Jan 11, 2007 at 12:31 pm

So this is what’s called “can of worms”. LOL

Clarissa said on Jan 11, 2007 at 3:07 pm

=)) @ stagiaire. Indeed.

Diya – I’m internet addicted, simple as that. 😛 And I find online people fascinating.
And I have no job and am bored :))

Wendy said on Jan 11, 2007 at 6:55 pm

blogs are an expression of the people who write them. A lot of people love blogging and it has nothing to do with a “heightened sense of importance (or feel a lack of recognition)”. That is just silly. A blog is like a person’s choice of hairstyle or jeans. Different to each individual and not really a controversial topic. It’s a journal, a diary. It is not a new concept, only now others can read your private thoughts.

And that is why Raymi and other blogs are interesting, it a voyeuristic way to learn about others and their thoughts and their lives. It is a great thing.

Diya said on Jan 11, 2007 at 7:33 pm

blogs are a great thing, i just think that it’s silly to argue about who is popular on the internet and why they are popular.

Mel said on Jan 12, 2007 at 7:54 pm



Clarissa said on Jan 12, 2007 at 8:15 pm

:)) Mel for the win

(and with this I shall close the comments 😀 )


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