Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Brushes with fame

I recently received a fan email from a famous blogger, one whose blog I'm a big fan of. While this sort of thing has happened before, it's the first time in a while, so it reminded me to keep up with the posts, and to post things other than pictures of haircuts I've given myself or dogs I wish I owned. I also recently (well, currently, via AIM) received a suggestion from my one celebrity friend (he says z-list, I say d-list) that I turn this blog into a book. I have some time this summer, and could certainly use the cash. But how would it happen? Does this blog have a unifying theme? If so, is it one that would sell?

On an equally productive note, this evening I saw Maggie Gyllenhaal on the street. Lower Broadway, near the Strand, for the curious. Her guy is the one non-Israeli actor I have a crush on, and thus the one actor I might actually see on the street, but the stunning Peter Sarsgaard was nowhere to be seen. Think I'd have to change my name to Phoebe Maaltz to stand a chance, but so be it.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think I found your blog through yglesias a year or so ago, and I check it every once and a while. I can't say that I am a Francophile or a Zionist, but I do live in NY. That's about all.

Does this blog have a single consistent theme? In short, no. That's what I like. Blogs become uber-sucessful by repeating themselves ad infinitum to a likeminded and self-selected audience. I hate that.

I agree about leaving out the photos. I could probably identify some of your friends by face and name, which would be creepy for both of us. Can't say I particularly care about how often you jog or eat falafel, either. But you are often keen and insightful on important stuff. Keep writing.

George L. Anesi said...

Now I'm really curious. Eugene Volokh? David Adesnik? Andrew Sullivan? It was Sullivan, wasn't it? I knew it! No, seriously, I'm dying here...

Petey said...

"I have some time this summer, and could certainly use the cash. But how would it happen?"

As suggested previously, I'd advise going with the Jessica Cutler method. She got a $300,000 advance for her blog book.

"it reminded me to keep up with the posts, and to post things other than pictures of haircuts"

If you're looking for a book deal, post more fotos of LSB, not less.

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And if you're going to muse about famous people, you need to provide initials or some type of non-specific identifier.

Petey said...

Oh, and screw comment moderation as a solution for spam. Folks like the instant gratification of seeing their comments, and the whole thing just kinda breaks down without it.

Just let the spam be until Blogger figures out some solution. Everyone's getting it, so I'm sure it'll get solved eventually.