Personally I like the term “A List Blogger” because its an immediate reminder to me the chances are pretty good that the content is worth about the same as the Green M&M’s a member of Hollywood’s “A List” will demand to be made available before they will even consider “performing.”
Of course, its tough to state which “performance” is worth more: The one on the “Silver Screen” or the one that gets cut and pasted into the Hollywood tabloids for all the world to read while they wait for their turn to pay for their groceries, to then return back into the real world, AKA, The Long Tail.
Do the tabloids make money? Yep! LOTS OF MONEY!
Well, I guess LOTS is relative.
Question: Which vertical industry brings in more revenue per year?
a) The News Industry : Tabloids
b) The Software Industry : Communication Applications & Tools
Answer: Do I really need to answer this? Given the fact the folks reading this are more than likely ALL TOO FAMILIAR with the Software Industry, probably not. But just in case one of our beloved Hollywood “A List” Starlets were to stop by, the answer is a most resounding,
“Somebody call 911! Our beloved “A List” Starlet just fainted!”
“What the… you mean the dog is plastic too?”
Folks, is there money to be made in blogging? Yep! But similar to the hundreds of thousands of “A List” hopefuls currently washing dishes and waiting tables, the money isn’t as good as it sounds. (For the record, that statement was meant to have more than one meaning.)
What about advertisers? Will they pay more money to an “A Lister” to help sell their product than they would to one of the soon to be,
“… “A Lister”, if I could just get my shot!”
“Clean up on aisle one, Paris.”
“hmmm… Will someone please hold my ornament, err, dog?”
“You know, this “Simple Life” sure isn’t ANYTHING like what they said in the brochure!”
“I’m coming, I’m coming… ”
“What the… why would someone rip open a bag of M&M’s and steal only the green ones?”
“hmmm…. There must be something about green M&M’s. I’ll remember that!”
NOTE: The Definition of a Blog?
A Communication Tool. Nothing more, nothing less.