As we all know, there are many people who blog about W101. There are even some people who have podcasts, other websites related to W101 and official blogs. What really irritates me is how much of a big deal popularity is in this world. For example, (and I'm not doing this to put anyone down or single people out) at many parties I've attended, some of the big names (i.e., Friendly, Leesha, Stephen, KBB...) have been in attendance. The people throwing the parties ABSOLUTELY INSIST on roping these special guests off so "the mobs won't get them."
As much as I'm sure they appreciate not having 50 other wizards crowded around them at one time, we all have a chat window where we can call out their names and ask them questions, and once they type something, we can even click on their name and ask to be their friend (if their list permits).
Most of these "famous" wizards have expressed their belief that they're not really famous, they just do things for the community because they love W101. Even I was on an episode of Ravenwood Radio (for Fire School Study Hall). So why not treat them like normal players? Sure, they've each given us something remarkable to turn to in times of confusion or boredom, but they're just like you and me. We're all normal wizards just looking to battle our way through the Spiral to discover all the wonders KI has given us.
Thanks to all who read this post. It may not be that big of a deal, but I know of some people who let the "popularity" get to their heads, even if they don't realize it themselves.