the writing and photography of Neil Kramer

Writing For Blogebrity


I know… I know… I’ve called them the spawn of Satan in the past, but the people at Blogebrity asked me if I wanted to write about the world of personal/storytelling blogs.   I wrote my first post today.  The guys there are pretty nice, so I’m trying it out to see if we’re a good fit — and we’ll see how it goes.  

Frankly, most "blogs" about "blogging" are extremely tedious.  They always write about the same blogs and subjects.  Most of the cool stuff that we do as personal bloggers is usually ignored.   It’s only my first post there, so I’m not exactly sure what I’m going to write about or how long I’m doing this for, but if you come across an interesting post or site that you think deserves some attention, tell me about it.   I’m also open to any suggestions or ideas that could help all of us be better recognized in the community of bloggers.

If you have a chance, go check out the first post about JordanBaker (her site).

And, of course, "Citizen of the Month" is still a major priority of my life, right under arguing with Sophia and talking to my penis.


  1. He's Dead, Jim!

    Congrats on the new gig!

  2. Student Nurse

    Be you, that’s all we want. We love ya the way you are …just Neil.

  3. Heather B.

    I have a *thing* for blogebrities. πŸ˜‰

    Congrats, I’m sure you’ll be awesome as always.

  4. brando

    oh, hey i’m about to board a flight to DC in a few hours and a friend of mine pointed out that there’s a greaaat (/hear Tony the Tiger) big personal storyblogger bash on Wednesday. That might make an interesting topic.

    the skinny:

  5. deb

    I read that post last night and thought, wow, this sounds different. Didn’t even occur to me to check the author. And while we’re on the subject, since I advised you to sell yourself, and cheap, as I did, I will expect my h-list status to be visible soon.

  6. Neil

    Thanks, Brando for the info.

  7. Dave2

    Blogebrity. Bllogebrrritee. BLLLLOOOOG-E-BRRRITEEE.

    I don’t really have a comment (other than “congratulations” of course!)… I just like the way “Blogebrity” rolls off the tongue when you say it.

  8. groovebunny

    Congrats on your new writing gig! πŸ™‚

  9. Neil

    Dave2 — Yes, it really does roll off the tongue. Honestly, if all I do is make them change to a color scheme that doesn’t remind me of a gay birthday party — circa 1984, my work will be done.

    By the way, if you leave a comment on my post at the blogebrity site, if first comes back to me where I have to “approve” it. What a pain in the ass. But just a heads-up on why a comment may not appear right away.

  10. bella

    Man of many talents you are – writing, penis talking…. keep it up!

    (Pun totally not intended, but I found it amusing anyway.)

  11. modigli

    Why not write a post about me next, Neil? I mean, come on, isn’t that what all of us are thinking anyway? I’m just the one coming out and saying it. πŸ˜‰

    congrats on the gig. Now we get double doses of Neil.

  12. danielle

    I don’t care about Blogebrity (okay, maybe a little), but if I can be on your C list, I will be happy.

  13. HighMaintenanceHussy

    Hmmmm..I’ll have to check them out. Thanks for the tip.

  14. Lauren

    so you decided to sell you soul. Can you sell mine too?

  15. Brooke

    Actually you should write about MoMo and her blogman. You could be the one to “out” them to all who haven’t figured out who they are!

  16. MA


  17. Neil

    Brooke, it would be fun to “out” Momo and her “secret” boyfriend. I could start a trend. Maybe I could even finally “out” us to the blogosphere.

  18. modigli

    Ohhh… Juicy! You’re talking about ME, and you’re talking about you and Brooke! … I’m salivating over here! πŸ˜‰

  19. Bill

    Well, this isn’t funny but I like this guy’s blog: Daily dose of imagery.

    It’s just pictures – but I like them. Though he seems rather focused on Toronto, New York and Oxford. Still, nice shots.

  20. Bama Girl

    Well, congrats! I hope you are getting paid somehow for all your good writing!

  21. akaky

    I thought Sophia knew everything about all of us. Isnt that what her chekist is for?

  22. Brooke

    This is how rumors get started!

  23. modigli

    That’s it! … Why not just make up a bunch of outrageous rumors about you and all your readers. Post them on Blogebrity and watch the shit hit the fan!

    Blogebrity might be a little miffed you turned their site into the Blogebrity Enquirer, though. Hmmm…

  24. dan-E

    when you talk to your penis, does it ever talk back? i mean like, without spitting at you.

  25. […] Neil writes the blog Citizen of the Month, where I found his secret plan for Blogebrity: to “make them change to a color scheme that doesnÒ€ℒt remind me of a gay birthday party Ò€” circa 1984.” He has been promptly fired and, after I ate a leftover twice-baked potato and felt better, re-hired. Please don’t tell him. […]

  26. jaimie

    That’s so cool! I’ll check it out. Glad I found you (or you found me, I can’t remember).

  27. Megan

    Congrats! I’ll be able to say I knew you when…

    (I love that your first post there was about Jordan. I was actually thinking about her today and how strange it is that I am so happy for someone I’ve never met because she’s gotten laid.)

  28. anne arkham

    Me, Neil. You should write about me. Only not until Wednesday, ’cause my current post is boring, and I’m not planning anything interesting until the middle of next week.

  29. Spirit Of Owl

    It’s like I came here to foxtrot, and you want me to samba. Damn, will I ever measure up?

  30. bettyonthebeach

    Neil – Are you going to forget about all us little people when you make the coveted “A List”? You know, excluding the first two spammers, you were my very first commenter. It goes without saying, but should I ever be cool enough to make the “A List”, I’ll always remember you being my first.

  31. subgirl


  32. LisaBinDaCity

    OK, I have nothing clever to say this morning but I’m laughing at all the comments!

    Congrats dear.

  33. Nichelle

    “First the gays, then the girls, then the mainstream.” –Samantha Jones. Writing for the blog with the gay birthday party theme, you may get some girls and then get handpicked by the great one, Nick Denton.

  34. Melissa

    Sugar, I’d be loads more impressed if I had ever heard of Blogebrity before now…

  35. Elvira Black

    I loved your piece, and the Jordan Baker site looks terrific. I can just see your mom now, kvelling to her friends and neighbors:

    Mom: My Neil-ala is a bigshot now. He’s a blogebrity!

    Friends: That’s wonderful! What’s a blogebrity?

    Mom: Well, I’m not sure, but Neil says it’s almost as good as being a doctor!

    Mazel tov! Enjoy it in good health.

  36. Neil

    Elvira, if you only knew the truth. It took me an hour to spell “Blogebrity” to my mother over the phone.

    Mom: “It doesn’t work when I type it in.”

    Me: “What did you spell?”

    Mom: “Blodggerjeopardy.”

  37. Jack

    And to think that we knew you when.

  38. anne

    Does that mean I can now tell my friends I know a blogebrity…? My life would be complete.

  39. Neil

    Anne — and I thought you just wanted me for my body! Hrummph.

  40. Heather B.

    I was just looking at that “C List” and realized that I babysit for one of your fellow blogebrities.

  41. schuey

    the annoying thing when you have that many commentators is that you forget youre almost witty comment. Bugger.

  42. Amanda

    congrats on the new gig. wow, a blogebrity in our midsts!

  43. Nancy French

    Happy Thanksgiving, Neil!

  44. :: jozjozjoz ::



  45. Lynn

    Well, I hope you told your penis the good news before sharing it with all of us!

  46. Neil

    Actually, who do you think told me about it first? Sometimes, when I go to sleep, it stays up and keeps on checking my email.

  47. helen

    Blogebrity again?? I prefer your penis postings!!

  48. Bill

    My penis wants to know if the 3-D thing helps NBC and the show Medum in the ratings whether you’ll do a post in 3-D, either here or on Blogebrity.

  49. Jackie

    Hot. Lovin’ it.

  50. Stacy Elaine

    who is this neil kramer? what is this blogebrity? i love all these made up words.

  51. Neil

    I have no idea who this Stacy Elaine is either, but I have a feeling we’re going to end up getting married. Why? I don’t know. It just always happens like that in movies. First the woman makes a condescending insult, which just makes the man more intrigued, then the sexy banter, and finally, as they battle it out, they kiss and rip each other’s clothes off.

  52. Alissa

    Yay! Congratulations Neil! I will definitely be reading the satanic site and looking for you! All of the world should have a piece of Neil.

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