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Find the blogs that are like LJ but are different

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The living breathing clones [Dec. 18th, 2007|08:21 pm]
Find the blogs that are like LJ but are different


I thought it'd be a good idea to create a list of the currently alive lj clones (a fair number are dead now, RIP)

Name of the Clone

Known information about the clone

Clones features

Was the first ever clone created using livejournal's code as a source. Dead Journal came to be sometime around 2001

This particular clone doesn't feature many unique features but it does keep up to date on the software it uses. It added invite codes at one point and never turned them off. It has subdomain features for all account levels and communities have subdomains too.
Blurty Blurty came to being in May of 2002. Blurty was created with the intent of being an 18 and up community. Blurty features journal statistics on the front page such as most recent public journal posts and most active journal and most recently created journals. It removes style 2 configuration and has limited style 1 support.
Bootie Journal Not much is known about bootie journal except it was created in 2003 and thats it's owner does not offer accounts to the public. Known features bootie journal has include open id and the rest of the basic features.
Crazy Life This blog seems to be finally working right again. It still is a rather basic blog though It is a fairly normal clone with no added features besides openid.
Greatest Journal At one point in history it actually lived up to its name, but has in recent years been being destroyed by poor management. Greatest Journal was created in August of 2003 as a site for roleplayers to come and use the paid features of lj. At one point it had two image galleries (one for journal pics integrated with 1000 images allowed and one with nazi mods banning people who formated their pic in photoshop using a bridge to a coppermine gallery), a message board which offered the users private messaging via phpbb, open id and as many as 2000 userpics at the peek GJ is on the verge of death, it could die any day now, do not use gj as a primary journal
Insane Journal One of the best clones feature wise out there, having more features in most cases then even livejournal. Insane journal hase been around since the begining of 2003. Over time it has grown, but the site staff remains responsive and pays attention to the members Features include 100 icons, 1000 friends, an pm system scripted by the staff themselves.
Journal Fen Another adults only journal with not much uniquness to it. Account creation is turned off. Basicly claims to be a journal for media fans, another 2003 clone. Basicly a generic lj clone without account creation.
lj rossia A generic lj clone from 2005 created by russians worried about the lj management changes associated with SUP. Doesn't have advertisements, open id works.
Live Log City It has a unique skin but that is about all this site has going for it. It is pratically abandon of staff. Originating in 2003 it seems the owners don't pay attention to it anymore Nothing special, the only lj clone I can verify that has less activity than deadjournal.
Lost Journal This is a fairly up to date journal with alot of features Most of the modern lj clone features
Caleida Another long time clone with alot of unique features Private messaging (one of the first) web space, real time chat. Some feature are malfuntioning though
Scribbld Journals not much to it Just exited early adopter state
Iz I blog Also modern looking and spanish A spanish weblog
InksomeScribblit test server Going to be a very modern clone with alot of features, not public yet Open id
Sviesta Ciba I don't know much about this one  
blogonline.ru Another one I don't know alot about other then it is russian and has a unique default layout. Seems to allow selecton of multiple domains to host a blog.
Commie Journal Another fairly modern clone with alot of the current features of a lj clone setup in the last 2 years or kept up to date. Also 18 plus. most of the skins and s2
OpenWebLog Another Ghost Site. UPDATE: SITE IS VERY MUCH BROKEN NOW, has open id support installed. seems the code for the site just went bad, perhaps the creator was trying to make his blog the main page hard to say, impossible to login now
Livejourbal The livejournal clone with the cuter mascot. In a transition process, has open id support installed and other modern features. UPDATE: SITE IS BACK AFTER DOWNTIME

[User Picture]From: masterofmercury
2008-03-30 04:25 am (UTC)
Thanks a bunch for this list =)
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[User Picture]From: hdofu
2008-04-18 01:17 pm (UTC)
thanks for the find
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[User Picture]From: hdofu
2008-04-23 07:34 pm (UTC)
weird, now I try to go to the site and gets an email.
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[User Picture]From: moonduchess
2008-05-04 06:03 am (UTC)
I randomly found a link to this entry via I think google. I'd thought I'd let you know Inksome has gone public but you either need an invite code or buy a paid account.
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From: lockthis
2008-08-05 04:24 pm (UTC)
just would like to let you know that iziblog is a french site, not spanish :)
thanks for the list!
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[User Picture]From: kanagosa
2008-10-03 04:19 am (UTC)
I'd like to correct that Inksome is open to the public but only by code, if memory serves me since I have an account there.

AboutMyLife is a blogging site but I think its down.
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[User Picture]From: admiralmemo
2009-05-01 05:24 am (UTC)
GreatestJournal is gone now, and DreamWidth is up and running.
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