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"I did this on a blog for a year and I got famous for it" blogs?
November 19, 2008 3:58 PM   Subscribe

I'm looking for blogs where someone did a personal project online for a year and/or it got some notoriety.

Examples I can think of:
* Jonathan Coulton's year of songs, of course
* That Julie/Julia Child blog that became a book
* Living Oprah.

Anyone else? Thanks!
posted by jenfullmoon to Computers & Internet (22 answers total) 17 users marked this as a favorite
 
That red paperclip dude. Parlayed it into a seat on the board at Lehman Bros, IIRC.

Which I don't.
posted by BitterOldPunk at 4:09 PM on November 19, 2008


365 Urban Species (formerly in the community creator's personal blog, but all entries are now accessible through the community).
posted by batmonkey at 4:09 PM on November 19, 2008


http://www.zefrank.com - Also damn entertaining.
posted by Vhanudux at 4:15 PM on November 19, 2008


(A better link for Ze Frank: The Show)
posted by nitsuj at 4:18 PM on November 19, 2008


Little Brown Dress.
posted by amro at 4:19 PM on November 19, 2008


A Year in Comics.
posted by luckypozzo at 4:29 PM on November 19, 2008


does count? (postsecret b/c i can never get my links to work)
posted by alice ayres at 4:44 PM on November 19, 2008


Skull-a-day!
posted by modernpoverty at 5:59 PM on November 19, 2008


Living Oprah.
posted by hecho de la basura at 6:14 PM on November 19, 2008


fiftyRX3
"fiftyRX3 was a project in style and sustainability. It consisted of a photo documentary of what I wore everyday for a year with a goal of averaging fifty percent sustainability based on the environmental mantra 'reuse, reduce, recycle'."

Not sure how famous she got, but she does have a press section.
posted by wsquared at 6:26 PM on November 19, 2008


All My Life for Sale
posted by np312 at 6:38 PM on November 19, 2008


These people ate a sum total of $1 of food every day for only a month, but good lord, they only ate $1 of food every day for a month! Notoriety.
posted by purpleclover at 6:55 PM on November 19, 2008


Thiel on Livejournal has been doing this for a while now.

"2005: a year's work in iambic pentameter."
"2006: a year of giving flowers to people."
"2007: a year with the saints."
"2008: a year of following people."

Would the SaveKaryn project work?
posted by divabat at 6:58 PM on November 19, 2008


Jess Thomson at hogwash wrote a recipe a day for a year (2007). I don't know about notoriety, but I was entranced for 365 days.
posted by spinturtle at 7:37 PM on November 19, 2008


Brotherhood 2.0 It inspired many other year-long online projects which have enjoyed varying success, but the original is the most bloggy in my opinion.
posted by lampoil at 7:57 PM on November 19, 2008


No Impact Man
posted by The corpse in the library at 8:04 PM on November 19, 2008


The Year Of Living Biblically. Although this may have started off as a book proposal with a marketing blog component.
posted by greenland at 8:52 PM on November 19, 2008


Pigeon Impossible
posted by jaimev at 9:12 PM on November 19, 2008


A Year of Crockpotting. Started as a New Years resolution to use the crockpot everyday in 2008.
posted by BoscosMom at 9:40 PM on November 19, 2008


http://carolcookskeller.blogspot.com/
posted by Linnee at 10:41 PM on November 19, 2008




Heh, yeah, that AV Club article is what inspired this post. Thanks, y'all.
posted by jenfullmoon at 4:13 PM on November 20, 2008


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