as ashlee simpson was actually singing live in las vegas
wil wheaton, movie star, tv star, and author, linked to the busblog, quoted me and said nice things about me.
later he added that he knew that i had said mean things about him, but he still thought that i am a great blogger and encouraged his zillions of readers to come here and check my shit out.
even before his addendum i had mixed feelings about his link to me and props cuz i knew i had judged him unfairly in the past.
and i knew that i was judging him solely from the perspective of blogger jealousy.
last week i took on the instapundit and critics accused me of being jealous of his hits. i said i wasnt jealous of glenns hits and its true, im not. glenn is a political blogger who panders to the right and they eat it up. the only thing i am jealous of glenn is the time that he has to spend on blogging.
wil is a different story. his hits i am jealous of because hes just a blogger in la writing about la life and blogging and im just a blogger in la writing about la life and blogging.
sure he has a head start of being in one of the most classic movies of all time, stand by me, but im idealistic to a fault in thinking that i could just out-write him and get as many hits.
which is not the case at all. wils popularity is real and its far greater than just his childhood fame and his stint on star trek. hes a serious big time blogger with throngs of readers many of whom i realized last night are livejournal users who syndicate his blog.
to be honest, its easy to hate on a hollywood pretty boy with hundreds of lj readers. it’s easy to say things like, “(i dont like) wil wheaton cuz he cant whrite.”
but it takes class to say, yeah tony has said mean things, but go read him anyway.
and because of that, not because of the link, but because of the class and the respect, i hereby bury the hatch between the busblog and wwdn.
there were dozens of bloggers who wrote about ashlee simpson the other day that he could have linked, there were many ways that he could have handled my jealousy, but what he did was take the high road and was a gentleman.
even though he doesnt need it, tonight wil will find himself on the busblog blogroll.