Personal Publishing

In which Wil Wheaton starts a weblog…

Ignore the griping, embrace the wonder and launch yourself straight over to Wil Wheaton’s Weblog. Will used to star as Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation. My favourite line from the Metafilter posts: “I am 17 years of age. Wil Wheaton is almost as familiar to me as, well, something really old.”

I’m going to get asked why I like this so much. I can’t explain it. There’s something so geek-cool about it, combined with the wonder that there’s someone on the other side of the minor celebrity wall who’s prepared to be as ridiculous as the rest of us. It’s a combination of bravery, chutzpah and a complete refusal to go all corporate and ridiculously celebrity-site-ish that endears it to me.

And Metafilter keeps coming with the good lines: “TV’s Wil Wheaton transcends the A-list” [said by Succaland]. If I met him, I’d buy him a beer (along with Steve).