Saturday, April 02, 2005

Ghostblogging

If there are ghostwriters, will there inevitably be ghostbloggers? How many celebrity blogs will turn out to have been written by someone else?

I expect to see ads like this:

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4 comments:

Foobario said...

It works both ways... I'm paying Robert Downey Jr fifty cents for every post he writes for me.

clara* said...

someday it will be revealed that ALL the blogs are written by will wheaton. including this comment.

Peter said...

I'm more interested in the stunt-blogging angle where someone writes a blog on my site about an issue I don't have the nerve to tackle. It would seem silly to take on a new identity on a new web site just for one blog. So I hire a stuntblogger to write the blog, and I attribute the blog to him or her.

A stuntblogger is sort of a reverse ghostblogger, and should be paid about the same. My daughter stunt-blogged for me recently. The terms of her compensation were undisclosed.

memer said...

I must say I've been wondering if Rosie O'Donnell really is that interesting.