ME and Ophelia

Monday, May 17, 2004

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Ghost blogging for celebrities

British blogger Suw Charman at Chocolate and Vodka enjoys writing and wants to make a living out of blogging. Here's Tom Mangan's great idea on how bloggers might make a living: start blogging about your favourite celeb, they might just hire you. In other words: ghost blogging. Tom suggests that famous people might eventually start blogging to use it as a publicity tool. As they may not have the time, or inclination, they could hire fans to ghost blog for them.

People ghost write books for well known people, I don't see why bloggers can't ghost write blogs.

Gavin Sheridan says "what you do is: create this wonderful celeb blog, attract all this attention and traffic, and when the celeb's "people" contact you, you say, "well, you know, I'd love to be able to do this full-time, but ...."
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He's a 23-year-old cutie :-)

Check out Gavin Sheridan's photo and his blog's bio:

Gavin Sheridan is a freelance journalist based between London and Cork. He has been published in such luminary titles as the Irish Examiner and the New Statesman. Before doing freelance hackery he worked as a technical writer, bartender, and tradesman. He attended the Milltown Institute, completing one year of a three year philosophy degree. He is (obviously) the initiator of this weblog, established in June 2002. In his spare time he enjoys reading history, politics and philosophy. He enjoys music, mainly Irish and Classical. He also enjoys pints of Murphy's.

Gavin's co-bloggers are: Isabelle Esling who hails from France - English is her third language after German and French. She is an Eminem fanatic, and mainly posts on hip hop and R&B music. She also posts on French issues. She is a single mother with two children.

And, Anthony Sheridan, Gavin's uncle - currently retired, spending his time reading and writing. Before retirement he was Chief Petty Officer in the Irish Navy, in the communications division. Upon retirement he studied at University College Cork, achieving a degree in Philosophy and Greek/Roman civilisation."
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Hooray for Bloggywood

Congratulations are in order for one of Blogger's users. Film deal for 'Baghdad blogger': "The Baghdad Blog, a book based on an online diary written by an Iraqi man about life during the conflict there, is to be made into a film." First a book, then a movie and it all started at Blogger. Nice! – Biz [5/12/2004 12:16:00 PM]
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Mena answers some questions

Note to Wendy who's testing beta MT 3.0: there's a discussion at Joi Ito's re Mena answers questions on MT 3.0. Thought you and other MT users might be interested. Good luck with your exams. Thinking of you.

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 5/17/2004
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