10 Celebrities Who Can Blog
Want to know about 10 celebrities who can blog? Here's a list of 10 celebrities whose personal blogs are both witty and informative:
- Alec Baldwin. It’s tempting to leave Baldwin off the list. The line between true “blogger” and "Huffington Post" contributor is a little blurry to me. For what it’s worth, Baldwin tends to write cogent, left-leaning material for Arianna’s site and he does it without trying too hard to be funny.
- Jackie Chan. Jackie Chan’s blog does a good job of providing his fans with what they want. He supplies regular updates with plenty of photos. Too many celebrity blogs get the update treatment on a quarterly basis. Chan’s site is always showing off something new.
- Mariska Hargitay. Even if you’re not a fan of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (which means you’re crazy), it’s hard not to like Mariska Hargitay. She uses her blog as a means of keeping her fans happy and to actively push her charity efforts with the Joyful Heart Foundation. She’s not the perfect blogger, but she gets high marks for using her celebrity status and blog as a means of doing something truly valuable.
- Roseanne Barr. Roseanne makes the list because her blog is an amazing explosion of weirdness, half-thoughts, insanity and repulsiveness that is unrivaled anywhere else on the great expanse of the internet. She’s a nut, and reading her blog is like hanging out at an asylum. That makes it entertaining and attention-grabbing.
- Michael Ian Black. Comedian Michael Ian Black can blog. He does a good job of reminding everyone of what’s happening with his career without turning the site into a mere promotional outlet. His posts are funny, well-written and friendly. MIB’s blog should be an example to other celebrities who are looking for a way to create a web 2.0 presence without going overboard or being criticized for plastic half-assery.
- Mark Cuban. Cuban is filthy rich, has a monster internet background and owns the Dallas Mavericks. He’s also somewhat abrasive and quite opinionated. His “Blog Maverick” is worth reading, though. He “gets it.” He shares real ideas with his readers and uses his big following to trumpet his issues and causes. The reader comments will drive you crazy, though. Most celebrity blogs attract “Gee, I love you” silliness. Because Cuban’s fame is in the business world, his site attracts all sorts of creepy brown-nosing business types who can turn the comments into a weird, sycophantic echo chamber.
- Thomas Dolby. Dolby knows how to blog. His site isn’t a pitch-fest and he merges show updates and photos with fun, introspective posts that undoubtedly make his fans happy.
- Wil Wheaton. Wheaton is the reigning king of celebrity bloggers and was one of the first to unleash his inner geek on the blogosphere. His blog is personal, not professional—he doesn’t spend a great deal of time hyping his career—and that’s helped him to build a huge following.
- David Byrne. The Talking Heads front man produces a high-quality blog. He’s a bright guy with a variety of interests and he has one thing that sets him apart from most celebrity bloggers: he’s an extremely talented writer. His posts tend to be long, but they’re worth the time.
- Jeff Bridges. Bridges can add “top celebrity blogger” to his accomplishment list, right underneath “Oscar winner.” Bridges’ blog takes top honors because it’s so unique. While others type their entries, he provides brief updates and thoughts in writing with accompanying illustrations. If you haven’t seen Jeff Bridges’ blog, check it out. You’ll be hooked.
Posted on: Mar. 18, 2010