Overall, blogging is a pretty sweet gig. You can do your job from a coffee shop, you get instant feedback on your writing, and on any given day your work to-do list might include “Write a listicle about therapeutic breakup songs” or “make GIF of Celine Dion’s facial expressions.” Sure, your grandma will never understand what you do for a living, old school writers won’t let you sit at their table in the metaphorical lunch room, and anonymous commenters regularly call you ugly, but for the most part, we love our job and wouldn’t change it for the world.
You know what else we love? Headphones. Facebook shares. Celeb shoutouts. Sweet comments. In true blogger fashion, we thought we’d compile a list of all these random little things that make our internet-obsessed hearts swell with joy. Read on for 27 things that bloggers can’t get enough of… Keep reading »
Jane Aldridge is the 20-year-old behind the very popular fashion blog Sea of Shoes. She’s also, from what we can tell from the profile of her in the new issue of Texas Monthly, kind of a precocious brat. Aldridge, who still lives at home in Dallas, Texas, with her stage mother-ish mom Judy, seems to exist in some bizarre “Grey Garden”s-flecked universe, in which she and her mother are overly chummy, and spend their days on overly-elaborate photoshoots featuring Jane’s opulent shoe collection.
Right off, from the profile, we can tell that Jane’s got a bit of an attitude. ”Hello!” she huffs at the Texas Monthly reporter who is holding a pair of glitter Miu Miu booties. ”I’m trying to shoot those. Can you put them down?” Keep reading »
Last night on the premiere of the new season of The Bachelor, the world got to meet a whole new cast of women out to win bachelor Ben Flajnik‘s affections. Most of them were the predictably forgettable tanned dental hygienists and account managers of seasons gone by. But producers outdid themselves by casting the show’s first blogger contestant.
Jenna Burke describes herself as a freelance writer, but ABC simply lists her occupation as “Blogger.” We suspect that means she is “unemployed,” but she is certainly a reality TV force to be reckoned with. Here’s what we learned about Jenna last night. Keep reading »