Rising blog star of reality tv…

The Sunday Life carried a feature on a local blogger made good in the reality tv market. She’s doing well out of it too. Lisa McGarry took to blogging last summer:

…when I was heavily pregnant with my third child, and found myself increasingly housebound. It was a difficult pregnancy, and I couldn’t do much. However, the one thing I was able to do was catch up on my favourite TV shows, and ended up watching every single reality show going,” laughed Lisa.

I talked to my husband Gerrard non-stop about what was happening on Big Brother and the other reality shows that were on at the time. Gerard is a web designer and he eventually decided to set up a web site where I could write about reality TV to my heart’s content.

It goes to demonstrate that blogging is not just political. Indeed, it could also be financia:

My goal is to make a full-time career out of this web business. At the minute we are receiving around 400,000 hits per month, but once we reach 500,000, then major advertisers will be willing to speak to us, and that could be very rewarding for everyone involved.

Hmmm… since we topped the 2.5 million mark in January, perhaps it’s time to knock on a few doors….

Mick is founding editor of Slugger. He has written papers on the impacts of the Internet on politics and the wider media and is a regular guest and speaking events across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Twitter: @MickFealty

  • Adele

    Mick I don’t understand.

    I was having a look at your blogads profile and they say that slugger has been recently getting approx 100,000 page views per week.

  • real

    Perhaps we should have a celebrity big brother with local politicians, and try and find local representitives who are like this years contestants !!

    Paul Berry could be a replacement for ‘H'(Ian Watkins) from steps.

    Big Ian could be big brother with his pre- contract conditions. ” Jim Allister, you have been evicted…”

    And Jade Goody could be played by the population of northern ireland – the most racist ‘country’ in europe

  • The big problem with reality TV is that producers are having a bitch of a time finding any real people.

  • joe

    The big problem with reality TV is that producers are having a bitch of a time finding any real people.

    A bit like voting.

  • Mick Fealty


    I’m really sorry I missed this at the time. I did see it and I thought it was strange, but I wanted to check it out, then way led on to way… etc, etc..

    I’ve been trying to trace my Blogads profile, but can’t at the moment… For the latest figures I’m reading off my site logs (hoping to have Google Analytics installed shortly), so I can’t say they are independently verified… but last week, we were getting between 73,000 (Tuesday) and 80,000 (Monday) in a single day.

    The only thing I can think is that those figures are from when I first registered, and it may be one reason why I’ve not had any blogads for a good six months…