Probably my all-time favorite blog, and the one I have read the longest, is Wil Wheaton’s blog WWdN:In Exile. While some of you may only remember Wil as the kid from “Stand By Me” or as Wesley Crusher in “Star Trek:The Next Generation” or even as (my personal favorite) Sheldon’s nemesis on “The Big Bang Theory,” he has actually grown into a very talented writer and blogger as well as still being an actor.
I started reading his blog back when it was still at WilWheaton.net. When he had problems with the site, he moved his blog “temporarily” to the new address where it was “in exile” until the original site was fixed. For various reasons, it never moved back.
While I can’t say that I’ve read every post he’s ever written, I have kept up over the years. He has written about his life, his family, poker, his struggles as an actor, and his new career as a blogger and then writer. His posts have ranged from hysterically funny to poignant, and from mainstream to complete geek-out.
I have seen him read from one of his books in person, and have bought a number of others (the rest are on my “to buy” list). I recommend his blog for lots of reasons. One is that he is a good writer with a successful blog, and is a great example of what to do and what not to do. Another is that he’s got interesting and intelligent things to say. Mostly though, I just enjoy reading his posts.
If you haven’t already checked him out, you should. That’s all.
- Wil of the people (ken-jennings.com)