Julie & Julia: The Power of Blogging

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.


One thought on “Julie & Julia: The Power of Blogging

  1. She’s an exception, but not the pinnacle of blog success. One of the big points of blogging is that you don’t HAVE to be #1 to earn a living at it. That’s why the Internet is destroying traditional media — Because in traditional media, there are only a handful of newspapers and TV shows that matter, and they have all the money/power. On the Internet, there are very few players of equal size, but instead there are THOUSANDS of those in the middle that are providing great content and making a living on it.

    It’s like a microcosm of a country where the middle class is enormous, and rules. It’s great.

    So while she is definitely an inspiration to some bloggers, stories like hers are going to become less and less frequent, but at the same time, more and more bloggers will be able to earn a living doing it.

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