The author behind Blogian is Simon Maghakyan, a graduate student at University of Colorado.
Blogian is the ’Armenian blog,’ since most Armenian last names have ‘ian’ or ‘yan’ at the end. There have been attempts to define ‘blogian’ as the language of the blogs, but the creation of this website has hindered with the coinage of such a cyber subculture term.
Since October 2005, hundreds of topics have been discussed in Blogian – ranging from human rights and historic cover-ups to snowstorms in Colorado and even breakups with beloved girlfriends. Most topics, nonetheless, deal with Armenia and the region: ranging from topics of democracy, genocide, peace and human trafficking.
Several photographs of posts from 2005-2007 are not available due to successful hack attacks by suspected Turkish and Azeri nationalists.armine