The new Meryl Streep film, Julie and Julia would have never been made had it not been for blogger, Julie Powell.
Bored with her Lower Manhattan Development Corporation job, Julie Powell decided to blog her way through Julia Child’s Mastering the Art of French Cooking cook book. Powell’s blog became so popular that she was asked to write a non-fiction book about the experience. After Julie and Julia hit the bookstores, a film adaptation was in the works.
Julie Powell is an exception to the blogosphere. She’s an inspiration to other bloggers/aspiring writers who can’t seem to get any recognition for their writing. It’s rare for a blog to create such success for one person, but it’s possible, and the blogosphere will see more successes for other people.