What Makes Up the Name: blog + celebrity
Okay, now that we have your attention, we can move on. A blogebrity is usually either a laid off journalist turned food blogger, or an alternately sycophantic and maniacal starfucker depending on what gets them more attention, or a person with a brilliant unique opinion and voice that didn’t feel like waiting in line. A blogebrity is just someone who got popular and/or famous via a blog. Blog (web + log) is also portmanteau, but we’re hoping we don’t have to explain that one to you.
Origin: While the first person to become a true blogebrity (if that’s even possible) probably emerged as early as 2003, by 2006 there was a blog called blogebrity.com that blogged a list of the Top 10 Blogebrities of 2006; blog. That sentence makes us want to kill ourselves.
See Also: blogosphere