The days of blogging being a meritocracy are long over. At last Tuesday night’s “At Home With Arianna” event, an event that takes place in Arianna Huffington’s Brentwood home, Executive Features editor Michael Hogan spoke of “new opportunities for celebrities to bring attention to their causes.” The platforms for celebrities at AOL Huffington Post include “AOL Moviefone, AOL Music, StyleList, HuffPost Green, or the soon-to-be-launched HuffPost Celebrity section.”
Huffington Post reported that at the event were celebrities and “long-time HuffPost bloggers Larry David and Rita Wilson, actor Shaun Toub, and actresses Rose McGowan and Jaime King.” Sure, we admire those celebrities for taking the time to write, because blogging can be hard work! But not anymore. At least not if you’re a celebrity. Arianna then touted the company’s “blog concierge service,” where “busy celebs can dictate a blog post to an editor over the phone for publishing on the site.”
You know who else could use a blog concierge service? Actual bloggers. Like us! All this typing is such a nuisance. Don’t rule it out, Ms. Huffington. We hear you still have money left in your budget.