In case you are ever tempted to mistake blog fame for real fame, read this Bill Simmons column on riding through South Beach with NBA journeyman Damon Jones during Superbowl week:
As we started our drive down Ocean, Damon called it “the most entertaining street in America.” And since he’s played for eight different NBA teams, he would know. We cruised along at a slow pace, with people occasionally screaming out “DJ!” or “Damon” or even “Wassup boi!” at him.
Jones has never made an All-Star team, won a championship, or even averaged 12 points per game.
Now imagine that Robert Scoble, Chris Pirillo, and Jason Calacanis were cruising through South Beach in a black Escalade. Would anyone have a frakking clue who they were?
Bonus: Nude photos of Scoble and Pirillo. Not embedded to protect the children.
4 thoughts on “Why Blog Famous Isn’t Real Famous”
Oh, man, you’ve hurt my feelings. Are you saying it’s not enough that I recognize you? 🙂
I’d much rather have you recognize me than some random dude in South Beach. I believe in quality, not quantity. But Access Hollywood won’t be staking out my house anytime soon.
I’m blog famous? Does that get me a discount at Starbucks? Heheh.
No discount at Starbucks, but you do get to cut in line at Fry’s!