I just read all the way through the blog of Diablo Cody, who wrote "Juno." I haven't even seen the movie but I'm already in love with Diablo, who is 29, a blogger-turned-comedy-screenwriter from Chicago, and is my new role model.
I just e-mailed my Bucket of Nerds co-horts and I was like "read this! She's amazing!" I especially love the way she is making a point of enjoying every part of her success - even the stuff most people whine about, like press junkets and non-stop travel for interviews.
Here's why Diablo still believes in blogging:
"Blogging helped me cultivate a voice in a way," Cody says. "But the thing that is most useful about it is just doing a daily writing exercise. You're using the muscle even as it stagnates in a cubicle or wherever."
Also, "Diablo Cody's Tips On Blogging Your Way To Hollywood Success": "...don't look for a plan. Put your blog out into the world and hope that your talent will speak for itself."