Let's face it, we live in a world of bloggers, some successful, while others, not so much. The most successful of bloggers (commercially as well as socially), can be neatly slotted into one of three distinct groups. While one group belongs to the entertainers and another to the original content creators, the third belongs to celebrities. No surprises there! It is obviously easier for celebrities to have popular blogs, simply because they have a pre-existing fan following, where people are already eager to get a peek into their lives, ambitions and passions. With that being said, why shouldn't a celebrity jump the bandwagon and start blogging? Several celebrities already own great blogs and more and more are starting theirs each day. Here is a list of 10 celebrity bloggers that if you didn't know about yet, you most certainly were missing out on.
10 Zooey Deschanel’s Goofy Blog
Yes, this is New Girl's Jess and her blog. Not taking anything away from her spontaneous personality, Zooey’s blog has an appropriately quirky name, ‘Zooey’s Miscellany’. Best described as having ‘a bit of everything’, this blog is a rollercoaster of Zooey’s thanksgiving leftovers, impromptu gifts and jewelry purchases.
For the uninitiated, Zooey’s is a household face thanks to her screamingly popular Fox comedy series New Girl. While Zooey Deschanel is best known as an actress, she is also a celebrated musician and talented singer and songwriter. Her blog is her personal way of connecting with her fans and keeping them updated with the days of her life. Her blog is a real treat, for she shares snippets of her actual, ‘un-photoshopped’ life on it. Be it pics of her latest nail art, ‘relax time’ pics with her doggie or on-set pics with her co-actors, Zooey really goes all personal and invites you into her life. Her tumblr blog is inviting, open and uninhibited, just like her character ‘Jess’ and of course; we wouldn’t want it any other way, right?
9 Lucy Hale’s Optimistic Blog
Remember the real life Aria Montgomery from ABC’s Pretty Little Liars? Well, she’s actually Lucy Hale in real life, an actress and singer and this is her ‘fun’ blog. The blog is an eclectic mix of anything that strikes Lucy’s fancy, be it interesting online memes or high fashion photo shoots. It is evident that Lucy loves to connect with her fans, using short posts on life events, including ones that are with her family and close friends. She loves to share anecdotes on love and things she loves in general. There are also a few interesting videos on her blog. Though the blog still has an almost ‘teen’ feel to it, it sort of forges a ‘we are girlfriends’ bond. For someone who’s just 24, Lucy has already come a long way in the entertainment industry. She has won numerous awards, most of which belong to her stints on television. Additionally, Lucy was one of the 5 ‘American Juniors’ winners and has appeared in films such as ‘The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2’.
8 Dianna Agron & Friends, A Favorites Blog
Glee star Dianna Agron prefers to be called Charlie. How do I know this? From her ‘You Me and Charlie’ blog of course! What started as a small blogging venture titled ‘Fell Down The Rabbit Hole’ soon went on to take the form of a much larger, more glamorous, and more connected venture of ‘You Me and Charlie’. Here, Dianna teams up with a whole group of friends including Melody Darlene and several others, to talk about traveling, music, art and all her favorite things. Dianna Agron is a classic Jill of all trades, for she alternates between film and television as an actress and is also an occasional dancer, singer, writer, model, director, producer and photographer. Phew! That’s a lot of trades Charlie. Dianna is also a passionate activist and supports PETA as well as gay rights.
By her own admission, her blog is something of an art collection where she shares everything from poignant art pieces that touch hearts to musical interludes and artful sketches. Mainly targeting young people, the blog also dabbles occasionally in fashion and daily inspiration. The site is “full of sunshine, optimism and pretty people” according to Vanity Fair and indeed, we tend to agree.
7 Olivia Palermo’s Style Favorites Blog
Olivia Palermo’s blog of the same name is all about fashion, beauty and lifestyle. From tips on styling and accessorizing, to look books and season must-haves, this blog has it all. For the real hardcore fashion enthusiasts, this blog even has a boutiques section that has all the Fendis, Valentinos and Romolis that you could ever want!
Olivia is a model, socialite and actress, who has several magazine cover appearances and an entire jewelry line to her credit. Most of us know her to be the guest judge of Project Runway Season 9, but she has several other achievements to her name. Olivia has also been the guest editor for Piperlime.com and has an e-commerce venture known as ‘The Fancy’. Though there are several guest contributors to this blog, including two full time writers, Olivia still remains the creative director and executive head and manages to find time to write her own posts for it. The blog offers a sneak peak into Olivia's extensive wardrobe and make up closet. For people who are into ‘beauty’, this blog is a treasure chest of skin care tips, products and rituals. Of course, hair and make up is not ignored either.
6 Ivanka Trump’s Diary Blog
Now who doesn't know Ivanka? The last name says it all, right? But apart from being Donald Trump’s daughter and an heiress, Ivanka is a great blogger. One of her many interests is jewelry designing and she even has her own line of jewelry, handbags and accessories. The ‘Ivanka Trump Collection’ is her blog and it sheds light on some of her collection pieces and inspiration behind them. Ivanka is currently the Executive Vice President at The Trump Organization but she has had multiple careers as well. Ivanka started off as a fashion model and has also appeared in several magazine covers. She is a writer in her own right and has a book to her name too. She is a corporate heiress who has inherited her father’s business acumen. It has served her well in business ventures, such as her line of footwear, eyewear, jewelry and handbags.
The blog in question is a great place for jewelry enthusiasts as well as jewelry designers that are looking for some inspiration. Ivanka not only posts pictures of her jewelry pieces, but she also posts articles on the travels that gave her inspiration for those pieces. The blog has not been updated in a while but it is still an interesting read.
5 Coco Rocha’s Fashion Vogue Blog
Canadian fashion model, Mikhaila Rocha, better known a Coco Rocha, has a fabulous-looking fashion blog that must be seen. The blog is glamorous, stylish as well as entertaining, even for those who are not quite the ‘live, eat and breathe’ fashion type. Coco is a highly successful model and has appeared in several features as well as covers. She has been the face of several ad campaigns as well, including a Coca Cola Light campaign. Coco has also been a very vocal and fierce activist. She has spoken against the pressures of ‘looking anorexic’ and the prevalence of eating disorders that plague the modeling industry. She is also part of the ‘photoshop free’ campaign launched by fashion retailer Jacob.
Coco’s blog, just like her personality, is multi-faceted. Yes, there is talk of fashion, but there is also talk of charities, events, personal editorials and her covers. The blog contains her portfolio too. If you are a fan, you will love the personal pics she posts here and you will definitely love all of her magazine cover snapshots. All in all, this blog has lots to see and definitely lots to read.
4 Gwyneth Paltrow’s ‘Little Bit Of Everything’ Blog
Yes, Gwyneth’s back again, this time in a list of blogs rather than anything unsavory or gossipy. Goop is not just her blog; it is a complete lifestyle newsletter. Gwyneth is an actress, singer and writer who has recently been bogged down by unfavorable media reporting, triggered by her recent separation from husband Chris Martin. Yet, all that apart, Gwyneth has been named ‘most beautiful woman’, she has starred in several lead roles in films and she has two cookbooks to her name. Gwyneth is also a ‘Save the Children’ artist ambassador and the face for several American and international brands.
Goop focuses on actions, namely Make, Go, Do, Be, Get and See, and tries to nourish its readers from within. Whether it is vegan recipes you want or some inspiration on women’s empowerment, you get all of it here on Goop. You can find Gwyneth’s tried and tested recipes, choicest weekend getaway places, tasteful home décor items, spring cleaning to do lists, and habits to change, all on this one blog. Goop is indeed, a one-stop place for all your reading needs.
3 Lauren Conrad’s ‘Lovely And Chic’ Blog
Lauren Conrad, the California beauty, has an amazing blog. It is self-titles and talks about fashion, hair, crafts and a lot of other things, each one being a hundred percent read worthy. Not all posts are Lauren’s but she does make significant and frequent contributions to her blog. Lauren, who is a T.V personality, fashion designer and author, has appeared in five seasons of the television series The Hills and has had several other appearances, including some guest ones. She has authored eight published books and has won two television awards. Just like her own inclinations, her blog also tends more towards fashion, style and books.
You can read about creative storage solutions, just as you can read about her book club recommendations and her get fit mantras. She even shares decadent recipes on her blog and there’s definitely a whole lot going on about fashion, style and make up.
2 Keeping Up With The Kardashian Blog
The middle Kardashian sister, Kim has a self-titled blog. This ultra glam, daring and bold diva has a blog that’s fits her personality and moods. In addition to some racy pics and videos, Kim loves to post saucy updates on her sisters, or on upcoming episodes of her reality TV show, Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
Though primarily a model and fashion designer, Kim is also a highly popular television personality and businesswoman. Along with her two sisters, she has several business interests in the fashion and retail industries. She has launched quite a few clothing collections and also has her own fragrances. Her blog is a personal treat for all of her fans. From beach pics and videos to show related updates, everything’s all out there for all her fans to see. She even posts about her public appearances and about photo shoots that interest her. For fashionistas, her blog is full of her pics in glamorous outfits and accessories. She has a link to her official store on her blog as well.
1 Heidi Klum’s Life And Beauty Blog
With an Alexa global rank of 108, Heidi Klum’s self-titled blog is the most popular celebrity blog in the list. This German model uploads everything, right from fashion and beauty posts, to fitness, lifestyle and parenting tips. Why do people follow her you ask? Well, who wouldn’t? Aged 40 and a mother of 4, yet she still looks amazing and fit, why not learn a trick or two? Though Heidi is better known for her modeling, she has been equally successful as a television host and producer, fashion designer, actress and businesswomen. Heidi was ranked second in the Forbes ‘World’s Top Earning Models’ list in 2012.
Her blog is interesting, for lack of a better word. It is like a complete lifestyle site actually, for there’s fashion, there’s beauty of course and there’s fitness and nutrition; but there’s also lifestyle tips, food recipes, parenting advice and holiday crafts! What’s more, industry experts write all the posts on her blog and she even puts up videos for better explanations. This is one blog you definitely don’t want to miss out on.