Hey, so this is going to be a weird sort of blog post. This isn't a post to take seriously. I just feel like Gossip Girl needs to be talked about with regards to bloggers. Do you think Gossip Girl is the original blogger that TV actually cared about before the likes of Perez Hilton and such? Comment down below!
So, at the minute, I am binge watching Gossip Girl on Netflix. If you don't know what Gossip Girl is then I shall explain. Gossip Girl is a US teen drama show that is set within New York The set is basically about the social elite of The Big Apple whilst a well known yet secret blogger called 'Gossip Girl' narrates their life whilst she posts the latter onto her blog where the characters can read it... It was released in 2007 and ran until 2012 showing that it was a great show. At the finale of the show, Gossip Girl finally got revealed to everyone. I am still on the second series but so far it has been amazing!
So back to the point of this post, Gossip Girl basically tells it how it is and keeps everyone in suspense, She gets tip offs and releases information that might not be known to the public. She also keeps a somewhat secrecy about her but at the same time shows cockiness and confidence like she has no secrets. Her audience is the show and its audience/ Did this spur on the success of Perez Hilton? Did amateur bloggers take on the influence of Gossip Girl and embed it into their own blogs?
Perez Hilton basically did the same. He is now in Celebrity Big Brother but his name isn't his actual name which screams Gossip Girl... His whole blog ethos is to find secrets about celebrities and unleash them to the world which has led onto many celebrities hating him... Who knows if this is true?
How to become the perfect blogger via Gossip Girl includes having a secret name... I mean my name is not secretive but people like A Blokes Eyeview or Music & Eyeliner like to keep away from personal things with their alias names.
It also includes ripping everyone apart and unleashing it to the world. Websites including Glamour and other magazines that are online already do this.. Does this show that they are the perfect blog site?
It also includes being a bit over the top. This doesn't work with individual sites but for mass industrialised sites which are magazines with their own blogs are slightly over the top.
The last tip is ending with a sort of exit. Gossip Girl has done this with 'You know you love me.' 'Xoxo Gossip Girl. Does this give a more personal feel to you readers? I am slowly trying this out so let me know.
So, I'm sorry if this has been a bit of a weird post but I hope you have liked this. I hope to see you next time!