Blogging for dollars

Jeff Morosoff, Assistant Professor, Hofstra University

Blogs were the subject of CBS’ most recent Sunday Morning program.  The story noted how there are 50 million blogs in the “blogosphere” today and that some of them are making good money for their writers.  One example was a wedding blog called “Style-Me-Pretty” which has 12 employees and has made its founder rich.  Also earning blog money are many so-called “mommy bloggers” and entertainment bloggers  like Jared Eng whose “JustJared” is drawing 14 million readers a month.  For me, this begs the question, “How can I make lots of money with a blog about PR?”  Anyone with a really good idea is welcome to become my partner and publicity agent. You know–someone who knows how to do PR.  Your thoughts?

I’ve been getting nice feedback from my quickie movie, restaurant and entertainment reviews on Twitter and Facebook, so I thought I’d add this little feature to my blog: “Stuff I liked and you may like, too.”  Here goes:

STUFF I LIKED AND YOU MAY LIKE, TOO

MOVIES — Woody Allen’s “Paris at Midnight” is a fun fantasy about a frustrated writer (Owen Wilson) who mysteriously goes back in time and befriends some famous authors and artists.  One of Woody’s better films in recent years.  I also  really enjoyed “Bridesmaids.” It’s crude at times but manages to be funny and poignant.  Plus Mad Man Jon Hamm is in a funny, uncredited role.

TV — The show to watch for middle-agers is “Men of a Certain Age.”  It stars Ray Romano, the great Andre Brougher and Scott Bakula, and it’s a terrific mix of drama and comedy.  See how these guys deals with the real-life challenges typical of being male and 50.

RESTAURANTS — I highly recommend Strawberry’s Sports Bar & Grill, baseball great Darryl Strawberry’s restaurant in Douglaston. It’s got a large, diverse menu and features tastefully done decor and memorabilia.  The service was terrific and I had a lamb and feta burger (get it on whole wheat buns) to die for.  And Darryl’s older brother is the manager.

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