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Hey, How’d You Do That Julie Powell?

JuliePowell810.jpgAndrea K. Hammer interviewed Julie Powell (the Julie in Julia and Julia) for Mediabistro’s Hey How’d You Do That section:

When did you have a sense that the blog was gaining mainstream attention, and what chord do you think it struck that made it this incredible success?

It bears repeating over and over again: The fact that I started when I did, during the infancy of this medium, was part of my luck. It was a much smaller world out there. It was easier for people to find one another and to see what was going on and to take a survey of the “blogosphere” at the time. It’s the Big Bang Theory; it started from this little point, and it’s been expanding ever since. Now, there are millions and millions of blogs in uncharted waters. Back in the day, it was a comparatively small pond. So, in that way, I was very lucky.

Read the whole interview here.

Photo by Kelly Campbell

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  • Julie and Julia (and Joan) and Bloggers

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    Julie and Julia (and Joan) and Bloggers

    Julia and Julie is the second Meryl Streep film with Amy Adams. It’s directed by Huffington Post blogger Nora Ephron, who also wrote the screenplay. It’s based on a book by Julia Powell who wrote a blog on Salon.com about cooking her way through the entire Julia Child‘s cook book.

    Got all that?

    Okay, so Salon.com’s editor-in-chief is one Joan Walsh. We stalk/follow her on Twitter. She was asked about the film coming out this weekend and tweeted:
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    Salon is featured prominently through out the film. Second only to the food and the two functional relationships of the main characters.

    We say Julia and Julia is the Patterson clip for loyal and adoring (yet not cardboard) husbands. There have been many sightings but never before have they been caught on film.

    Anyway, the question is, is this the end of the onslaught of “gimmick” memoirs? There was a solid five years where everyone was giving up something or taking up something for a year and writing about it. Will this blogger-heavy near-perfect movie mark the death of that trend or a new emergence?