Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Post 21: 100506 Where are the Blogosphere Celebs?

Now that I’ve been reading more blogs the question has arisen, are Blogs the natural evolution of reality television? Reality TV has given rise to the everyman celebrity. A new breed where their celebrity is based on seemingly natural events where what we know of the person is from what would normally be behind the scenes. All the stuff we desire to know about the big bucks, glamorous celebs that are draped across our movie screens and are seen only on red carpets and the odd sneaky peak from over the hedge.

Reality television celebrities fulfill that desire because we get to see them down and dirty. We find out their knee jerk reactions to daily situations. We see the times they blow their nose and excuse themselves to go to the can. Because of the repetition of their image we come to know them and develop an acquaintance with them, whatever that may be, positive or negative.

So now comes the Bloggers. There is an immediacy to their presence and the possibility to become acquainted with their style, feelings, inner most imaginings. As yet I am unacquainted with the Blogger celebrities but I’m sure they are out there. Bloggers control what we see or rather know of them but they want to be known. Some write freely, barfing their thoughts and feelings into the net without edit, others are cautious and shape their image. They want to be liked. Blogging gives rise to the possibility of becoming a celebrity.

When so many people want to garner that kind of fame by shaping their own Blog, their projected image, then where does the desire come from to rummage the blogs of others? What are they seeking? Are there different breeds co-existing within the blogosphere? Sure there are different styles and interests but that’s not what I’m asking. Are there those that eagerly hunt for celebrities and are there those that just as eagerly hunt for celebrity?

Then that begs the question, what do I want to get out of being a Blogger?

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