June 25, 2008
Today’s edition of Lian He Zao Bao had a feature and interviews on bloggers turned “celebrities”.
Using the analogy of an elite school, they likened Mr Brown to the model student, Xiaxue as the class prefect, and yours truly as the, umm, school belle. *embarrassed*
Thank you guys. I’d rather be the valedictorian, but oh well, I’d rather save that for real life if possible. Haha.
“What has changed most in your life?” ”The loss of privacy.”
There was also an interesting look at the plus points of bloggers-turned-stars compared to the conventional tv-stars.
For those who are hopeless at Chinese, a short summary of the article:
1. Blogs let your own unique personality shine through, instead of presenting a cookie-cutter image. People will inevitably love you, or also hate you!
2. While normal artistes have to think about whether they are being promoted enough on televison and magazines to fight for their popularity, all you need is an internet connection to keep your fanbase, since the web is the birthplace of your fame. A constant stream of advertisers and endorsements is also an advantage.
3. Bloggers-turned-celebrities still maintain a sense of “closeness” to their fans as they share their lives and thoughts with them. Fans can even become friends.
You have proven mass people appeal because you are popular by “democratic selection”, not because a televison station executive decided to make you so. With readers from all over the world, your star reach isn’t restricted to just Singapore. However, you have to work doubly hard to prove yourself should you branch out to other areas of entertainment.
Hmm, looks like blog mania’s on the rise, with the Digital Life paper cover story recently as well!
Yet another themed Playeur party this evening. Tonight is all about an exercise in being sexy sporty.
Doubt anyone will turn up dressed like that, but it’s one cool photo nonetheless.
And then my sister is flying back home to our open arms tonight.. Over the moon