I am a big fan of blog success stories—instances where someone starts a blog that has enough momentum to warrant a book deal. Now there are the big blogs that are almost too big to feel happy for, such FailBlog or F My Life. And then there are middle-of-the-road awesome success stories like Bent Objects, which just make me smile all day long.
The Bent Objects blog was a simple brainchild of Terry Border, who aimed to show people to secret lives of everyday things—while making you laugh. These pictures are absolute genius. It's a great example of a blog that gained enough of a readership for an agent to come calling. Very cool. It's a great example that it can be done.
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