An online entertainment blog with a twist, !! omg blog !! has been in the blogging game since 2003. Geared towards the 18 and up crowd, !! omg blog !! offers celebrity news, daily laughs, and an original Q&A series, all from an LGBT perspective.
They recently made the switch over to omg.blog and we’re excited to welcome them into the dotblogger family. We had an opportunity to chat with their founder to hear his perspective on blogging and why they made the switch to .blog.
When did you start !! omg blog !!?
What made you want to start blogging?
I was working a temp job and finished my work early every day, so I decided to use my spare time to build a blog. In the beginning, I wrote a lot about TV shows I was watching at the time like The OC, America’s Next Top Model, Survivor, The Amazing Race, and the sadly forgotten Paradise Hotel.
How have things grown and changed since that first post in 2003?
When I first started blogging, it was text only! Just my naked hilarious thoughts. I added (tiny) images at some point, and then, years later, YouTube embeds opened up a whole new category of content. Now our content is very media rich and we always try to keep our resolution high enough so it feels like we’re looking towards the future.
What’s your favorite series that you currently have on the site?
I’m most proud of the long-running !! omg blog !! Q&A Series. We’ve interviewed legendary (and pre-legendary) figures through a unique queer lens. The pieces are high quality and stand as a real cultural repository of the last fifteen years.
How have things changed from !! omg blog !! from when you first started until now?
Facebook and Google have eaten the entire ad market and they are a real danger to independent publishers. Now more than ever, we need to forge relationships and assert the importance of our sites and our points of view. I think the .blog initiative is a strong signifier of the important role that blogs play online and I’m honored to be part of it.
What can we look forward to on !! omg blog !! in the next year?
New cultural discoveries, under-the-radar queer comedy, major Q&As, and new issues of our exclusive webcomic, “The Twink Rage Revue.”