Saturday, June 14, 2008

Celebrity Gossip Gets Boring

At first when I started blogging, I considered doing a celebrity gossip site that had posts generally about all the dirt that everyone wants to know about. It sounded very appealing to me and I figured that I'd probably get tons of hits a day.

For a while I loved reading gossip and I visited lipstick.com daily to find interesting stories about celebrities. I have to admit, it was fun to read about celebrity scandals and mistakes, just like it was fun to hear that a popular kid at school got in detention or something.

But one day, while I was surfing the internet, all of the sudden I got sick and tired of hearing bad news about all the celebs. Everyone on the internet's trashing some of my favorite stars and trying to make me believe that they did "bad" or "scandolous" things that really didn't happen. I take real caution now when I hear that Jessica Simpson or Mariah Carey are real divas that won't do anything unless it's their way. Hey, maybe that's true, maybe some of them out there are really uncontrolable, but I don't think it's right to make them look bad, especially when it comes to their personal issues.

And who knows, everything might be a big fat lie and I feel sorry for celebrities that have to live with all the rumors every single day. Gossip is part of the package when you do become a big celebrity, but I think some places have gone way too far to make stars look bad.

Once I started reading gossip daily, I found a constant pattern and the news was always about affairs, nip slips, couples fighting, pregnancy, etc. It actually started getting boring and I thought to myself "Why am I spending so much time reading about other people's lives?"

I'm glad I decided not to do a blog about gossip, because I feel that it's a waste of time, too negative, and something that I wouldn't be proud of. I'm not sure about you, but I wouldn't be happy with someone bashing about me nor would I want to make someone's life harder by critizing their way of life.

37 comments:

batates_777 said...

Here I go on agreein with you again ! ..You know..i used to be " still am but not as I used to be :) "" a bIGGGGG fan for Brad Pitt , n used to follow his news and whatsoever been said about him..i was so madly tracin' his news...and whe he was gettin divorced i was like its me whos goin through it !! n i felt way bad about it..and though i used to like jeniffer aniston and LOVE Angelina " who doesn not ?! :-) ""..I turned out to be tracin their news both..O'..no more
when I look back at this I laugh ..though i still luv the guy :) but i wouldnot do that ! not anymore !!

P.S : I linked your blog to mine...if you dont mind

mine is :
batates777.blogspot.com

Secretista said...

Indeed a waste of time!

Blue Floppy Hat said...

I don't really get the obsession and judging that happens abouttheir private lives. They might be beautiful, well-paid people, but they're people too- and the amount of rubbish and misogyny (somehow, all this negative attention seems to be mostly directed at female celebs) on gossip sites was unbelievable. Though admittedly, some of them court the attention for their own ends- eg. Paris Hilton etc.
I'm glad you chose not to go down that route, because you really have a very good blog here :)

Terren said...

glad you didn't do it either. your blog is great as is my dear.

what are you doing in japan? where are you living? i was in aomori from 06-07 and fell in love with the countryside. :D

Sinead said...

Ahh, I know what you mean!
But I don't think I can kick my Perez habit just yet. :P

You have a great blog!

WendyB said...

I am totally with you. I used to be entertained by the gossip too, but now I feel there is so much negativity and lies. I feel worse about the world when I read all the mean stuff people say.

michelle said...

I used to be ADDICTED to gossip sites, (ha, sounds like a drug or something :P), but like you I realized that it's ridiculous spending so much time absorbed in another person's life, whom you will most likely never meet, and then forget to live your own.

atelier said...

I totally agree. I have never liked gossip. I am studying journalism, and here in Spain there are a lot of gossip tv programmes which are awful. Journalism is being criticized a lot for this, and most of the people who work in that places are not journalist. They don't have ethics nor respect. I can't stand it!

JuliAM said...

i agree with you. its gotten completely out of control and i have to say i'm pretty psyched to not be a celebrity these days.

Mila said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog!
I'll put your link up!
Thanks again and have a very nice day!
x Mila.

Siljesfashion said...

I agree. Gossip is out, so much negativity going on. And we know that maybe a fraction of what they write is true. I rather read about what they are wearing, hairstyles and beauty than gossip. And I am happy that you decided not to write that, because I love your blog- As it is.

Owner of this space ;) said...

i completely agree - gladyou didnt make a gossip site, tbh personally i'm only interested in what they wear not what they do but you have a great blog here anyway! - definitionpoliticalspeakspace.blogspot.com x

Sharon Rose said...

Well said-I completely agree with you! I only buy magazines that I feel are biased towards fashion and style and tend to steer clear of the likes of Hello and OK and other celebby types-I'm too laid back to start slagging off someone I don't even know!!

emma said...

yeah i used to read perez hilton everrrrr day but now i find it so boring

ChiliLady said...

GOOD for you! who cares about celebs anyway? it's kind of voyeuristic to watch them living their lives - but once you stop doing it, you won't miss it!

MollyCake said...

hey girl...
love the way your brain works, you write in a very honest manner. Of course I would love to trade links!

MollyCake
littlemollycake.com

Modelizer said...

Everyone always asks me why I don't have a gossip blog [I know everything before it's even published or widely known] but even I can't keep up and it's so repetitive. Same shit, different name. I think that the worst are celeb weeklies vs. blogs because they are so behind. I get STAR magazine weekly [it was a gift sub] and it's like "I read this last week or two weeks ago and already saw all of those pics because of the internet, next."

Ida said...

I did find it amusing to read celeb gossip from time to time, but it gets really boring once you are familiar with the tricks they use to get your attention. I only occasionally read Popsugar now, and even it can be silly:)

P.S. I would totally love to trade links!!

The Clothes Horse said...

I'm super sympathetic to all celebs (even the annoying ones: L Lohan); it's wrong how we idolize them and then enjoy ripping them to shreds. And people are entitled to a certain amount of privacy--why don't we give them some???

She's Dressing Up said...

Well said, I totally agree! I'm glad you started this blog instead of a celeb gossip one!

riz said...

I am still waiting for someone to explain to me how gossip columnists and celebrity news people are REAL journalists! bravo!

The Divinitus said...

agree. waste of time and all. better focus on own and real qualities.

Angie hearts said...

Agree with you all the way, i rather have positive energy around me instead of the negatives

Cupcakes and Cashmere said...

i think you've certainly made the right decision. as an ex-lover of celebrity gossip, it's gotten to the point where it's simply draining and doesn't promote anything good.

Karissa said...

i wonder if celebs don't sometimes (of often) act out or dress a certain way to have a laugh at our expense, because we get SO wrapped up their lives. i subscribe to a couple gossip feeds, one is people dot com, which i think has *slightly* more journalistic integrity and then other is a straight up gossip column. Often I scan the headlines and that's all - especially as i've gotten older, i find myself becoming more and more annoyed with how much time and energy is poured into the minute-by-minute celeb reporting. But then, I haven't deleted my gossip feeds yet... great post!

Nita-Karoliina said...

i used to read popsugar and perez hilton like everyday but now i dont. maybe every two months or so,,bored!
kate moss is the only celeb/model is follow regulary

Margherita. said...

I secretly love celebrity gossip. I frequent perezhilton.com and thesuperficial.com. I also watch the TMZ television show, and the occasional episode of Access Hollywood.

Imelda Matt said...

I toyed with the same idea (but more shoes and celebrities) but realized it was a waste of energy because the real stars a my shoes! BRAVO!

Fred The Mole said...

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Pamcasso said...

amen! I grew up in a house where we watched Entertainment Tonight during dinner, not regular news, so it's hard to ween myself of my interest in celebs. I feel guilty when I see paparazzi photos that are obviously invasive.

Psyche said...

Agreed!

Kira Fashion said...

hi!

great blog!
thanks for passing at my blog!
i hope angie gets right with brad, they are lovely together...

let´s exchange links?
i hope so,
a kiss,
see you,
Kira

fashion herald said...

bravo for resisting the gossip blog! this is a much better home for your talent.

Danz said...

I only read celeb sites like Just Jared and Pop Sugar to see the photos. I'm not really interested in who slept with whom or who's in rehab now...

Cheryl Lynn said...

Brava chica, Brava!
Wise far beyond your years...

{this is glamorous} said...

So glad you went this route instead of the celebrity gossip way :)

Princess.Maria said...

so true!! they all in rehab or DUI or couples divorcing lol