“I’ve heard people joke that when TVNewser is dormant, the kid had a final or a big family dinner that he couldn’t get out of,” said Brian Williams, the NBC news anchor and a TVNewser devotee. “People from entry level to high and mighty check in on it.”
-From a Times Media piece today on a 21-year-old college kid who has suddenly become the authority on broadcast news. Thanks to his blog.
When his postings dropped off last month after his girlfriend dumped him, Mr. Stelter found himself fielding complaints from powerful network executives about when he was going to get over his romantic travails and get back on track. “I was dealing with drama,” he said.
I think all of us who blog--even lacking this guy's unusual success--can relate to this. Bloggers have a life!