Celebs – you can’t live with them, you can’t live without them either. They’re normal people, just like you and me however, since they are in the spotlight, their every move is photographed, reported and rubbed into our faces. There are some celebrities who are “harmless” – they are the ones who you just can’t dislike: no matter how bizarre their behaviour, no matter what the tabloids report. However, there are celebrities who are just – annoying. They could be doing something innocuous such as sitting in a café having a cup of coffee and yet they’d get a rise out of you. There are a lot of hopelessly annoying celebrities around, and here’s five of them (individuals and/or couples) in no particular order:
Before the advent of social media, one’s popularity was gauged by the size of one’s fan base. The more fans you had attending your concert, the more fan mail you received, the more chapters you fan club had – the bigger star you were. However, the days of signing up to be a member of Hot-Shot Celebrity’s Official International Fan Club (complete with Fan Club ID) are long gone. Nowadays, your popularity is determined by the number of people you have in your social network – particularly the microblogging phenomena, Twitter.
If one’s popularity were to be based entirely on their twitter followers, these 10 people would have to be the most famous people in the entire world.
Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber (@JustinBieber) ranks number 1 with 46,330,356 followers
Katy Perry (@KatyPerry) roars into 2nd place with 46,234,318 followers.
Lady Gaga (@LadyGaga)’s 40,356,315 little monsters boosted her up to 3rd place.
The President of the United States, Barack Obama (@BarackObama) ranks 4th with 39,086,477 followers.
Country singer Taylor Swift (@TaylorSwift13) ranks fifth with her 36,074,726 followers
Hot mum of 2, Britney Spears (@BritneySpears) placed 6th with 33,589,604 followers.
The Beauty from Barbados, Rihanna (@Rihanna) is on 7th place with 32,439,914 followers
Mr. Bringing Sexy Back, Justin Timberlake (@JTimberlake) climbed in at no. 8 with 27,827,432 followers
Jennifer Lopez @JLo may have gotten most of her 25,037,231 followers from “her block”
Comedienne extraordinaire Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) completes the list with 23,253,392 followers.
The 1996 film, That Thing You Do, is a musical comedy about the quick rise and fall of a pop-band, the Wonders, whose only claim to fame is their single hit song. In the film, their pop song “That Thing You Do” reached the top of the charts and then, due to internal conflicts, the band disbanded and became one of the musical world’s “one-hit wonders”.
The term “one-hit wonder” is used to describe performers who become very popular due to one hit single. This is usually caused by serious musicians who found it hard to continue with their level of success after their popularity has gone. Some one-hit wonders are novelty songs, while some singers become one-hit wonders because their careers were cut short due to deaths or the unexpected break up of the group.
Although the term is used mainly for musicians, this can also be applied to writers, composers, athletes and TV shows. Anyone who vanishes into anonymity after one single sterling performance is classified as a one-hit-wonder.
Whether you want to start a blog as a hobby to document something you love or you want to blog to eventually bring in an income, launching it the right way will give you a solid foundation for future growth. When you’re just getting started, you’ll need to make a lot of important decisions to make your blog the best it can be. What does your blog need to really stand out above the rest? How can you create a blog that will bring visitors back again and again? These six steps can help you create a professional, distinguished and valuable blog where visitors want to spend time on a daily basis.
1. Choose your niche. Having an “all-purpose” blog is rarely the best approach to blogging. The more specific the subject of your blog, the better. Narrow down your focus as much as possible. The narrower your focus, the more targeted audience you’ll acquire. Finding your target audience means that you’ll find intelligent readers who want to come back every day. Even if your subject of interest is peculiar, you’ll still find plenty of readers who are interested in the same thing. Know your niche and stick to it.
2. Establish your domain, design and brand. The overall appearance of your blog will have a big effect on how much time visitors spend there and whether they continue to come back. The appearance of your blog includes everything from the domain, to the design to consistent visual branding across all your pages. If possible, buy and register your domain. Choosing one company for design, web hosting and domain registration will make upkeep, maintenance and future troubleshooting much easier. A professional can also suggest the best domain type, help you design a user-friendly page and help establish a personal brand.
3. Make your blog’s purpose clear. Visitors to your blog should be able to know its purpose and function within minutes of arriving. Have an easy-to-find about me, purpose or vision page that’s reachable from your main landing page. On that page, explain your blog’s main subject, area of focus and overall purpose. Be sure to keep it fairly brief – something a visitor could read and digest in a few minutes.
4. Know your opinion, stance and voice. No matter what your blog’s subject is, you need an established voice, stance and opinion on the matter. Make sure they are all your own. You’re the only blogger with your unique perspective, and it’s wise to use your personal stance to the fullest. Don’t try to replicate another opinion or be a copycat of another blog.
5. Know your audience. Understanding the types of visitors your blog is likely to attract and knowing what they want to read is important for writing focused content relevant to your visitor’s interests. Creating content that your ideal target audience wants to read is important for maintaining readers and attracting new visitors.
6. Consistent posting schedule. Once your blog is set up, keeping it updated regularly is your number one priority. Creating a content posting calendar and sticking to it can help you plan to keep your blog updated. On your calendar, be sure to consider holidays and weekends. You’ll still want to update your blog on weekends, but you may be able to skip a few major holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas.
These six tips can help you create a professional-level blog that will keep visitors coming back for new, fresh content on a regular basis. A specific niche, beautiful appearance, clear purpose, unique stance and great content will help you create a blog that’s worth reading.
You normally hear kids being afraid of the dark, afraid of the bogeyman or the monsters that hide under their beds and their fears are most likely caused by their over-active imagination, coupled with scary stories they’ve heard from their friends. Normally, kids outgrow these childhood fears, when they realize that the remedy to darkness is light, the bogeyman does not exist and the monsters under their beds are giant dust bunnies that mom hasn’t been able to vacuum. Some fears, however, are never outgrown and continue to bother people way into their adulthood. These exaggerated fears, oftentimes inexplicable and illogical, of a particular object, class of objects of situations, are called phobias and approximately 10% of the world’s population currently suffer from at least one form of phobia; and of this 10%, women are more likely than men to have a phobia. Psychologists have categorized as many as 500 kinds of phobias, listed below are five of the more common phobias that affect people. [Read more…]