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Celebrity Blogs: Which Celebrities are Blogging?

A while ago I wrote about celebrity bloggers. That article continues to attract attention and that got me thinking.

Who Do You Think is a Celebrity Blogger?

When I wrote that article, to me, a celebrity was a movie star, famous in-the-news person. Someone with “fans”. I wanted to highlight the famous celebrities who blogged, and I have to admit that it was very frustrating writing the article because what I call a blog and what they call a blog can mean different things.

For some, it means the same as my definition: writing and posting frequently on events, interests, and opinions. For others, it’s another publicity stunt and they “just must have a blog, too”, wanting to participate in the blogging fad. Someone else writes their babble and the celeb just shows up for the photo shoot, lending an opinion once in a rare while. I tried to find celeb blogs where the celeb actually does the writing. It was tough.

Now that I’ve explored the blogosphere even more, delving into a variety of bloggers and blogging styles for the past year, my idea of a blogging celebrity has changed. I have to admit that I now consider a blogging celeb, wouldn’t you? , , Zeldman, Liz Strauss, Louise Fletcher, Lisa Haneberg, and others have done pretty well in my celebrity book, but I don’t see these people posing for People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful People in the World” yet. Have you?

So I ask you, who are your favorite celebrity bloggers? Who do you keep returning to, following every word they say, arguing with them, or praising them? Which bloggers do you talk about over the office water cooler or over lunch with friends? How do you complete this sentence: “Did you read what X wrote today?”

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12 Comments

  1. Posted July 30, 2006 at 11:16 pm | Permalink

    1. Andrew Sullivan. His politics used to rankle me, but in the last few years he’s seen the outcome of the policies and politicians he supported (sometimes tacitly) and gravitated back toward my way of thinking. In any case, I’ve always appreciated his intelligence and his refusal to be drawn into the pundit smackdown circus that passes for political discourse these days.

    2. Dooce. Hers is a “personality blog” done about as well as I can envision it being done. She’s got a big personality, and she’s a good enough writer to infuse it into her posts.

  2. Posted July 31, 2006 at 1:49 am | Permalink

    This is very, very interesting. :) I myself have been looking for blogs of famous people all around the globe, you know, getting to know what’s really on their minds and all. I’ll try to find one myself, and I’ll be back if I can find something worth reading. :D

  3. Posted July 31, 2006 at 4:11 am | Permalink

    A definite celebrity in the aircraft-making (and marketing) business – and a very interesting resource for competition intelligence: http://www.boeing.com/randy/ Boeing Randy Baseler’s blog really looks like it’s written by Randy himself on his numerous and long flights. Although he cannot stray too much away from the official message, I find it rather more personal than many a corporate (or celeb) blog.

  4. Posted July 31, 2006 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    Wil Wheaton. Been a fan for years and I read his blog religiously.

  5. Posted July 31, 2006 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    I’m typing the blogger’s name, with links to the sites.

    Politics: Atrios, Josh Marshall, Markos Moulitsas Zuniga

    Entertainment: Mark Evanier

    Comics: Heidi MacDonald

    There’s a couple more in each category I could add, but I’ll just leave with a sample. (here’s to hoping my link code is all correct. sorry if I missed a quote mark or something.)

  6. Posted July 31, 2006 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    In the knitting blog world, blogs about knitting have made lots of people famous – household names to knitters and published authors as well. A few:

    http://www.theyarnharlot.ca/blog
    http://www.masondixonknitting.com
    http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit
    http://www.wendyknits.net

  7. Posted July 31, 2006 at 1:58 pm | Permalink

    Oh, excellent. I’ve just learned out to knit and fell in love with David Demchuk’s Knit Like A Man blog. Thanks for reminding us!

  8. Posted August 3, 2006 at 9:22 pm | Permalink

    Wow… a list of celebrity blogs. :) This is quite interesting.

  9. Stephanie
    Posted August 6, 2006 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    Hey, you have a great blog here! I’m definitely going to bookmark you!

    I have a Eva Mendes site. It pretty much covers Eva Mendes.

    Come and check it out if you get time ;)

  10. Posted August 7, 2006 at 8:37 pm | Permalink

    Being a daddyblogger, I’d have to say I consider Greg over at http://www.daddytypes.com a bit of a celebrity in the blogging world.

  11. Posted June 7, 2008 at 7:36 am | Permalink

    I never really even thought of celebrities having the time to blog… I have to go check this out now.
    Thanks


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