The queen of blogging
By Wendy Liu (City Weekend)
Updated: 2005-12-13 09:14
"After watching my body, if I expose my face to you then the only thing left
will be emotion." Well, in a way I agree - it doesn't matter if she does or does
not expose her face on her blog.
Mu Mu is the
latest it girl in a string of blogging Chinese following the style of Mu Zimei
and the now infamous Sister Lotus, although this new kid on the block again and
again has expressed scorn for her two online comrades... or maybe she sees them
Pictures from the
Web log of a self-described Communist Party member from Shanghai who goes
by the pseudonym Mu Mu. One expert says China's new bloggers talk back to
authority, "but in a humorous way."
Just by reading the name of Mu Mu's blog it is immediately evident what
content you'll find within: "The Body of a Dancing Girl." The difference between
Mu Mu and the string of other copycats is that she posts a sexy photo of her
body, sans face, with every diary entry.
Her body is quite hot and her writing is very decent indeed, so it really is
no surprise that her fame has spread like wildfire throughout the online world.
Almost all of Mu Mu's photos feature her in a skimpy bikini striking sexy
pose after sexy pose, which is why people compare her with Mu Zimei who is well
known for the way her diary entries are always descriptions of sex acts.
Sex sells and these two girls know it. But according to Mu Mu, they are
selling different things.
"We are two completely different people. Some like to exchange peacockery
with her and men's privacy. But I do not. Look at her flat body and you will
discover that we are totally different," says the pouty Mu Mu. She is setting
her sights at the top of blogging fame and doesn't mind stepping on others to
get to the there.
But some visitors to her blog doubt whether the photos are really of Mu Mu's
body, and many want to see her face. Rumors abound that she may have a hot body,
but she probably doesn't show her face because she is dog ugly.
She answers these accusations in the intro to her blog: "My body is not a
secret to you, as long as you see my face, when the four eyes meet, the only
thing that can happen is love."
So it is a public service she is providing by not showing her face. And her
tactics are working as the number of people logging onto her online diary has
already clicked past 10,000.
"I began to write this blog in July this year thinking that if I received
over 10,000 visitors I would stop, but now with so many visitors I am unable to
I appreciate Mu Mu's witty and mature writing style. She actually understands
the fun of irony and writes about reading, other authors and discusses topics
like marriage in a most thoughtful way.
She steers away from being overtly sexual in her diary entries, which is
refreshing as any fool can blog about trashy romances [see Mu Zimei]. In this
way, Mu Mu deserves her fame much more than the other flash in the pan female
What really got me hooked on Mu Mu though, was a
comparison made to Zweig - an Austrian biographer, essayist, short story writer
and cosmopolitan, who advocated the idea of an united Europe under one
government and is extremely popular among China's youth - who famously said, "I
write because I am desperate." "But I write because I am excited," says blogger.
Mu Mu really is a rising star to watch.