Upon moving to Chicago in 2010, I procured work as a celebrity gossip editor and blogger. Yes, like a Perez Hilton. But far more endearing, attractive and poor.
I worked for a site called SocialiteLife.com, which had been newly acquired by the Buzz parent company (they also own Buzzfeed.com – a site that no one knew of then but today you cannot escape in your Facebook feed).
For about nine months, I sat at my computer at home and wrote roughly 18-20 posts a day, scoured paparazzi sites for new emerging photos of our favorite celebs doing hilarious (read as: mundane) things. One of my favorite parts of this gig was getting to live-tweet events and see how my quippy and snarky one-liners would gain us so many more followers (and bumps in post/site views and time on site, return visits, etc.)
While I don’t think of this as the epitome of my writing, it is humorous now to see some of these pieces:
Then there was this riveting…ahem, piece. But I do say that the funniest thing that has yet to happen as a result my stint in the celeb-osphere is actually being quoted from an article on a fan Wiki page for the actress Ashley Fink, who plays a supporting character on ‘Glee.’