->''"In his [[WhamEpisode shocking]] [[MilestoneCelebration 200th episode]], Strong Bad [[NothingIsTheSameAnymore turns the entire series on its ear]]. Will we ever see a 201? Is the reign of '''[[HostileShowTakeover HR]]'''Emails at hand? For the answers to these questions, be sure and NOT check out [[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sadjournal/ my blog]]. [[OrphanedSeries I haven't updated that thing in years!]]"''
-->-- '''Strong Sad''', ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', "email thunder"

With the rise of the internet, a new method of [[NoFourthWall breaking the fourth wall]] has been developed; a blog kept under the alias of one of the fictional heroes (or, occasionally, villains) in a comic, show or book. The writing will be done "in character," and readers may be allowed to correspond with the character as if they were a real person.

They are becoming increasingly popular, with many major series having some sort of Character Blog in operation. Quite a few webcomics like to employ these as well.

The Character Blog may serve several functions:
* It can provide a new angle to the existing plotline, by writing the story in first-person perspective rather than the omniscient view of the story that the audience usually gets. This can be highly effective if there are blogs for different characters in the same show - TheDitz will probably have a very different take on things than TheSmartGuy, for example.
* It can offer supplemental stories, filling in the time that the characters were "off air" or providing relief from the main storyline, such as doing a silly entry or personality when the {{Canon}} plotline is rather dark. May also fill in backstory or provide more CharacterFocus than the canon can afford to provide, or keep the audience informed on a character who is currently OutOfFocus or uninvolved in the present [[RotatingArcs rotating arc]]. This is a popular use of the Character Blog for webcomics, which often don't have the time or space to fit in all the stories an author would like to tell - it's much quicker to write a text entry than to draw a comic.
* It acts as a FourthWallMailSlot, allowing the fans to interact with the creators, with the alias of the fictional character as an intermediary.
* Basically, it makes the character seem more real.

Usually, the Character Blog is seen as positive, a [[SideStoryBonusArt quirky addition]] that exists between {{Canon}} and {{Fanon}}; it adds to the story, but isn't mandatory reading.

WebcomicTime can be a headache to such blogs, since the comic may take several weeks to tell a day's worth of story, while the blog is kept in real time.

It's not without its pitfalls, however. It's much more difficult to hide things such as WriterOnBoard or CreatorBreakdown when writing a blog, and the assumed identity may slip from time to time. Conversely, a writer assuming the identity of a character with strong {{Jerkass}} tendencies has a fine line to walk between portraying the character accurately, and using the fictional personality as an excuse to sneer at any fan who ventures a question via the blog. A lack of professionalism in the blog's writing may result in an extreme example of the {{GIFT}} theory.

It may also be confusing to young readers, or to people who stumble across the blog without being familiar with the show. It's unlikely, but the possibility exists that the character is mistaken for a real person, particularly if the source material is obscure.

Since a full-on blog can take a lot of work to update regularly, characters often instead create ''micro''blogs on {{Facebook}} or {{Twitter}}.

May be part of a larger AlternateRealityGame. Compare VlogSeries. A complete work in this form is a variety of LogFic.

{{Twitter}} has enough for [[Characterblog/{{Twitter}} a subpage]].
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!!Sub-pages and Examples:
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* Characterblog/{{Twitter}}
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[[folder: Anime & Manga]]
* Prussia in ''WebComic/AxisPowersHetalia'' kept one on April Fool's Day until he dropped his ice cream on his laptop and broke it. The blog can be found [[http://www.hetarchive.net/scanlations/oresamanoblog/ here]].
* The four main characters of ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' have MySpace pages. They've not been updated in a while, but entail the characters introducing themselves. Anyone familiar with the series would see these introductions as plausible the characters might say in such a circumstance. The blogs are as follows: [[http://www.myspace.com/lagoonbenny Benny]], [[http://www.myspace.com/lagoondutch Dutch]], [[http://www.myspace.com/lagoonrevy Revy]], and [[http://www.myspace.com/lagoonrock Rock]].
* As part of the promotion for the UpdatedRerelease of ''ChaosHead'', seven character blogs, one for each of the girls and one for protagonist Takumi, appeared on the website.
* The protagonists(?) of ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' also have their own MySpace pages, up to and including bickering with each other in the comments page. More amusingly, the Black Lagoon characters link the ''Franchise/{{Disgaea}}'' characters as their friends, and vice versa.
* Albert from ''{{Gankutsuou}}'' had a [[http://albert0829.blogzine.jp/index/ blog]] written by, iirc, the scenario writer of the series as an unofficial sequel to the series. It chronicled his days on Janina where he met various people from his past, including someone who was ''very'' heavily implied to be the Count in disguise. His friends from Earth often left comments on the entries. (Before you start wondering: yes, it ''was'' officially recognized. The [[http://gankutsuou.blogzine.jp/ official blog]] even links to it.)
* The English versions of ''[[SuzumiyaHaruhi The Melancholy Of Haruhi Suzumiya]]'' and ''Anime/LuckyStar'' both have Myspace accounts, from Kyon and Minoru respectively. They're apparently run by Bandai.
** [[Anime/CodeGeass Lelouch]] has one, too, also presumably run by Bandai.
* Nearly the entire named cast of ''Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica'' have {{Twitter}} accounts: [[http://twitter.com/PuellaMadoka Kaname Madoka]], [[http://twitter.com/PuellaSayaka Miki Sayaka]], [[https://twitter.com/PuellaMami Tomoe Mami]], [[http://twitter.com/PuellaKyouko Sakura Kyouko]], [[https://twitter.com/PuellaHomura Akemi Homura]], [[http://twitter.com/Inkyubeytor Kyubey]], and EnsembleDarkHorse [[http://twitter.com/CheeseCharlotte Charlotte]].
* Various Type-Moon characters had twitter accounts created for an april-fools joke. (Including [[VisualNovel/FateStayNight Saber, Shirou, Archer]], [[VisualNovel/{{Tsukihime}} Kohaku]], and [[VideoGame/MeltyBlood Sion]].)
** The concept of Rin having a twitter account is even funnier by the fact that Fate/Hollow Ataraxia states that she's technologically illiterate.
** The account that is still active to this date is [[http://twitter.com/Fate_Gilgamesh Gil's]]
* 4 notable PaniPoniDash characters have Twitter accounts: [[http://twitter.com/Rebecca_Sensei Becky]], [[https://twitter.com/MilitarMaid Media]] ([[https://twitter.com/Meido_chu and her jailed account]]), [[http://twitter.com/KurumiMomose Kurumi]], [[http://twitter.com/6SayakaSuzuki #6, AKA Sayaka]]
** The kicker? [[spoiler: Kurumi and Sayaka are HappilyMarried with each other!]]
* For its 15th anniversary, ''DiGiCharat'' started official Twitter accounts for [[http://twitter.com/dejiko_15th Dejiko]], [[http://twitter.com/puchiko_15th Puchiko]], [[https://twitter.com/usada_15th Rabi~en~Rose]], and the [[https://twitter.com/BG_15th_April Black Gema Gema Gang]] in 2013.
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[[folder:Comics]]
* The ''ArchieComics'' website has character blogs for [[http://www.archiecomics.com/blog/archie/ Archie]], [[http://www.archiecomics.com/blog/betty/ Betty]], [[http://www.archiecomics.com/blog/veronica/ Veronica]], [[http://www.archiecomics.com/blog/reggie/ Reggie]], and [[http://www.archiecomics.com/blog/jughead/ Jughead]].
** They have one for the Sonic comics, too.
* [[AtomicRobo DR. DINOSAUR]] [[http://twitter.com/Dr_Dinosaur IS HERE TO PROVE REPTILIAN SUPERIORITY TO YOU PATHETIC MAMMALS!]]
* Notable only because it is very well written, Franchise/{{Batman}} villain Scarecrow has a fake [[http://twitter.com/dr_crane Twitter account]]. It's one of the few fan examples that are extremely difficult to distinguish from one written by the actual writers due to the perfect characterization.
* ''TheDemonMages'' have their own [[http://thedemonmages.tumblr.com/ Tumblr]] page where they answer questions from fans and dress up in holiday-themed outfits. [[AllThereInTheManual They're accompanied by lots of character and world development.]]
* April Patterson from the newspaper comic ''ForBetterOrForWorse'' used to have a blog on that comic's website.
* {{Garfield}} has a {{Facebook}} [[http://www.facebook.com/Garfield account]].
* Hell, even JohnnyTheHomicidalManiac has a (creepy) [[http://twitter.com/Johnny_C Twitter]], presumed to be run by JhonenVasquez.
* The syndicated comic ''Luann'' had a short arc where Luann and Tiffany have a competition to see which of their MySpace pages can get more friends. Both page addresses appeared in the comic; both actually exist on the web and are written as if by the two characters.
* {{MODOK}} has a blog on the {{Marvel}} website.
* Cooper from the print comic {{Retail}} [[http://retailcomic.ning.com/profiles/blogs/new-new-digs has his own]], though it's rarely updated, and he mentions Norm Feuti often, in a delicate mix of "reality" and comic reality.
* Superboy Prime of DC comics is supposed to be using his computer in the real world. However, it's hard to determine how, since both Twitter and the official forums have several different people all claiming to be him and fighting over it.
* Carl "Deathtrap" Draper, a minor ''{{Superman}}'' villain turned Checkmate operative in DCComics, has a blog [[http://www.gideonii.com/ here]], accessable with the user ID "CARL DRAPER" and the password "wilhelmina".
* Bob the Dog, of the comic ''{{Horndog}}'' posts on the comic's [[http://www.facebook.com/horndogcomic Facebook]] page, and [[http://twitter.com/horndogbob has his own Twitter]]. Another character from the comic, [[http://twitter.com/horndogcharlene Charlene]], has her own Twitter as well.
* Not quite the same as a proper blog, but Mayor Dalton's Prostate has gotten it's own Facebook fan page after Rex Morgan, M.D.'s discussions of the organ became a minor meme on TheComicsCurmudgeon.
* MarvelComics' [[BadassAdorable Galacta,]] [[PhysicalGod the Daughter]] [[ExtremeOmnivore of Galactus]] has an official [[http://twitter.com/#!/gali_girl Twitter account.]]
** In the original one-shot featuring her, it was a part of her characterization as an up-to-date teenager, with her posting an entry, summarizing the events so far in (kinda fake) tweetspeak, every few pages. The final pages of the one-shot also featured a collection of miscellaneous tweets from her. The Twitter account linked contains all the tweets from the one-shot (except for the ones that break the fourth wall or spoil the ending) as well as many more.
* Marvel Comics' [[ComicBook/{{Excalibur}} Captain Britain]] has his own offical [[http://twitter.com/Captain_Britain Twitter]].
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[[folder:Fanfiction]]
* "[[http://web.archive.org/web/20061010063852/http://www.ealasaid.com/misc/vsd/index.html The Very Secret Diaries]]", a series of diary entries purportedly written by the main characters of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', covering the events of the first film and some of the second. Lots of HoYay ensues. They were actually published on the author's blog, though -- not the characters' blogs -- so it's not quite the same thing.
* Maintaning character blogs as a form of FanFiction or roleplay is a popular practice. In fact, many of the blogs linked elsewhere on this page are fan-made
* [[Fanfic/TheLuckOfDennisStMichelViscountStokington Dennis St. Michel]] keeps one of these, which are purportedly excerpts from his memoirs, although they're posted daily.
* Roleplay/DCNation keeps mosat of its action on the main comm, but some of the players use the character journals to play out side stories or make in-character comments on the plot lines.
* There's a set of ask blogs on Tumblr for the X-Men, mostly based on ''First Class'', which has now extended to ask blogs for their inexplicably-sentient clothing and inanimate objects.
** Oh, the ask blog phenomenon goes ''way'' beyond the XMFC fandom.
* There are also ask blogs and character blogs for other Marvel characters on Tumblr, including a very well done [[TheMightyThor Thor-based]] roleplay.
* [[http://dibnydiary.blogspot.com/ The Diary of Ralph Dibny]] covers the Elongated Man's increasingly deranged thoughts as his ''ComicBook/FiftyTwo'' storyline progresses.
* ''Blog/AskDarkHourBakura'', an ask blog that follows Bakura's adventures in a ''Manga/YuGiOh'' and ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'' {{CrossOver}}.
* ''[[FanFic/StarsAbove Stars Above's]]'' version of [[Anime/PuellaMagiMadokaMagica Homura]] has an Ask and Roleplay blog, [[http://stars-above-homura.tumblr.com Stars Above Homura]].
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[[folder:Film]]
* The main characters of ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}'' had Myspace accounts which they updated as viral marketing prior to the film's release. Many fans were heartbroken when they (understandably) stopped updating once the movie debuted.
* A British design studio recreated the film ''HomeAlone'' [[http://twitter.com/HATproject/homealone entirely through tweets]], including a Twitter page for every character who had a part, ''in realtime'' over Christmas 2009. They also did ''HomeAlone 2'' over Christmas 2010. They don't plan on doing ''HomeAlone 3 or 4''..."ever...as those movies suck. That is all."
* The leading character of ''{{Saw}} 3D'', Bobby Dagen, has a Twitter account, a Facebook account and a website. His support group, [[FunWithAcronyms S.U.R.V.I.V.E.]] has a Facebook page and a blog with a few group members (a few survivors from past films, including Dr. Gordon, and just one of the new ones) posting about their experience in the Jigsaw traps and how Bobby is helping them heal.
* In the lead-up to the release of ''Film/{{District 9}}'', alien refugee Christopher Johnson ran an anti-MNU propaganda blog in his native StarfishLanguage (but with English translations available at literally the click of a button), unsurprisingly called MNU Spreads Lies. The blog is, of course, no longer online and the URL now redirects to Sony's official site for the movie; luckily, [[http://d9.wikibruce.com/Mnuspreadslies.com every post has been archived]].
* Amanda Waller started a blog (written by her creator John Ostrander) as a tie-in to the GreenLantern movie.
* Max Keeble, Troy [=McGinty=], and presumably Jenna from MaxKeeblesBigMove each have a Facebook account for unknown reasons.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Literature]]
* Bartimaeus of the ''[[TheBartimaeusTrilogy Bartimaeus Trilogy]]'' has an official blog - but it's more of a close-ended short story masquerading as a blog.
* ''Pride and Prejudice'' has The Lizzy Bennet Diaries (still in progress, see Youtube channel)
* Fang from ''MaximumRide'' has a [[http://www.max-dan-wiz.com/profiles/blog/list?user=1ovz3wuu6c55b blog]]. Its original location is [[http://maximumride.blogspot.com/ here]], and that's the URL that's given in the books.
* There are several blogs for various sets of ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' characters such as [[http://ask-the-children-of-greenwood.tumblr.com/ Ask the Children of Greenwood]] for the elves of Mirkwood and [[http://ask-the-house-of-elrond.tumblr.com/ Ask the House of Elrond]] for the residents of Imladris.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Live Action Television]]
* ''Series/DawsonsCreek'' was one of the first shows to include character diaries on the show's official website where fans could see what the characters were up to during the Summer breaks. During the Fall season, fans could access the characters' PC desktops where they could read e-mails and online chats relating to the episodes that had just aired.
* ''Series/ArrestedDevelopment'': Oscar Bluth had a blog while he was in prison (when they thought he was his twin brother George), imoscar.com. It wasn't a "real" blog though, in that it always had the same content. Later there was a Saddam Hussein body double, arrested in the infamous spider hole instead of the real Saddam. [[ShowWithinAShow As seen on TV]] he claimed that the way you could tell them apart was because the Real Saddam had a scar, and "I'm no scar." He had a blog, imnoscar.com, which looked just like imoscar.com except it was in Arabic.
* The characters of the BuffyVerse all have Twitter accounts that are coordinated and currently reenacting the series storyline. They are currently near the end of Season Three of ''Buffy''.
** The showrunners also created Cassie Newton's poetry website.
* Serge, the robot butler in ''{{Caprica}}'', has a [[http://twitter.com/SergeGraystone twitter account.]] He provides little details about life on Caprica, and seems a lot more intelligent than [[ObfuscatingStupidity his behavior in the show]] would suggest.
* On Series/{{Castle}}'s official website Detective Ryan has one of these, called ''The Ryan Report'', in which he gives his viewpoint on whatever case was worked on in that episode. Castle also has a Twitter account that during the season posts random bits and pieces, but has, for the last two summers, had him solving a mystery without the rest of the cast. A pretty well done mystery too. Occasionally made odd by the Twitter replying to Nathan Filion...
* [[Series/{{Community}} Greendale]] [[http://www.greendalecommunitycollege.com/ has a website]].
** Also, everyone in the study group has a twitter account, including [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys Annie's Boobs]].
* While not exactly the same as the others, Hank Yarbo, from ''Series/CornerGas'' had a blog in one episode called ''Hank Talkin''' which was, for a time, available on the official site. (however, it didn't extend from the three entries from the episode.)
* During the first four seasons of Degrassi the next generation, ALL the student characters had their own blogs. But once the show kept getting more extreme and melodramatic, they dropped it. You can find captions and screen shots of some of the entries on fan sites.
** Most current student characters on ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' have Twitter accounts; none of the faculty do, including the longtime and current media-studies teachers although their actors' accounts are listed on the [[http://www.muchmusic.com/tv/degrassi/twitter/ official page]].
* Martha Jones from ''Series/DoctorWho'' has a [[http://www.myspace.com/marthajonesuk MySpace page]], with references to her family, Series 3, the animated serial ''The Infinite Quest'', the novels she appears in, and the Terrible Zodin, an [[TheGhost offscreen character]] who was referenced as far back as the Fifth Doctor era.
* Senator Daniel Perrin from ''{{Dollhouse}}'' has a [[http://twitter.com/SENDanielPerrin Twitter account]].
* Lloyd from ''{{Entourage}}'' has a blog on HBO's site.
* Dr. Matt Hunter on ''Series/GeneralHospital'' is on [[http://twitter.com/DrMattHunter Twitter]]. The tweets are supposedly from Jason Cook in Hunter's character.
* [[http://twitter.com/s_sylvesterGLEE Some]] [[http://twitter.com/KurtHummelGLEE of the]] [[http://twitter.com/RachelBerryGLEE characters]] [[http://twitter.com/QuinnFabrayGLEE of]] {{Glee}} have their own Twitter accounts. Sue Sylvester's is truly epic.
* ''GossipGirl'' features in-verse vlog written by a mysterious Gossip Girl.
* Several characters in ''Series/{{Heroes}}'' have online blogs of some kind or another, including, not surprisingly, the geeky [[http://blog.nbc.com/hiro_blog/ Hiro Nakamura]] and the hacker [[http://www.samantha48616e61.com/ Hana Gitelman]].
* Barney from ''Series/HowIMetYourMother'' has one, stemming from the fact that he frequently makes mention of it in the show, and puts a great deal of significance in it.
* Series/ICarly uses them as part of the extensive tie-in website.
* The official website of the 2008 Series/KnightRider series had "Billy's Blog," ostensibly written by TheSmartGuy from the show.
* During the first two seasons of ''Series/{{Lost}}'', an online diary appeared on the ABC site supposedly written by one of the background characters (then picked up by a different background character in the second season.) The diary, however, was written by ABC's promotional department, not the show's writers, and conflicts with {{canon}} emerged.
* Several of the main characters from ''Series/{{Misfits}}'' have official facebook and/or twitter accounts. It was apparently the first tv series to use twitter in such a way, as it actually featured characters posting comments about the show's events during the original broadcast of the episodes, to maintain a sense of soliloquy. SmartGuy Simon also has a [[http://www.youtube.com/user/simonmisfits youtube account]], where he posts footage of the other characters that he has supposedly recorded himself (most of it is just-for-fun, supplemental stuff, but one or two of his videos are [[ChekhovsGun vital to the plot]]). They've stepped things up a notch since season 2 began. The characters use twitter to verbally abuse each other on a regular basis.
* Randy from ''MyNameIsEarl'' has a blog on the NBC website.
* The serial killer Carver from ''[[NipTuck Nip/Tuck]]'' had a MySpace, in which he would post videos about his motives and philosophy of life, and finally, unmasking.
* ''Series/{{The Office|US}}'' has blogs for Dwight, Meredith, and Creed. Actor Brian Baumgartner wrote a blog as his character Kevin.
* Gus and Lassiter of ''Series/{{Psych}}'' both have blogs on the show's official site. Lassiter's blog is actually written by Tim Ormundson, the actor who plays him.
** Lassiter also has a Twitter.
* Several characters from Series/{{Sherlock}} have blogs, chief among them being [[http://www.johnwatsonblog.co.uk/ John Watson's]].
** Amusingly, John's blog mentions that people have faked twitter accounts for himself and Sherlock (referring to the RealLife fan accounts), and his sister is horrified "Then who the hell have I been talking to on there?"
* One of the earliest character blogs was ''Series/StargateSG1'', which had a website in the early seasons which posted "mission reports" after each new episode, although it didn't mention whether any of the on-screen characters wrote them.
* EarthFinalConflict also had these, primarily Augur's site.
* On ''Series/TrueBlood'', Jessica Hamby has her own video blog as of season 3, giving partial glimpses into her new life or just providing an extra laugh.
* Many characters from ''TheWestWing'' have twitter accounts detailing their lives today. Some of the actors from the show tweet with the characters and [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome several real life politicians have done so as well]]. According to the characters' tweets, in their universe Obama and his administration are characters on the show "the West Wing". The real life president being fictional to them doesn't stop them from very actively taking part in campaigning for him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Music]]
* Character blogs, specifically Twitters, have been used by the fictional characters in MyChemicalRomance's concept record ''DangerDays: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys'', such as [[http://twitter.com/#!/PartyPoison Party Poison]], [[http://twitter.com/#!/Drdeathdefying Doctor Death Defying]], [[http://twitter.com/#!/AgentCherriCola Agent Cherri Cola]], and [[http://twitter.com/#!/DJHotCHIMP DJ Hot Chimp]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Newspaper Comics]]
* Dethany in ''OnTheFastrack'' has tweets presented on the official main page. Like Lindesfarne (see ''KevinAndKell'' below), she appears to consider herself real but knows that Bill Holbrook chronicles much of her life in a comic strip.
** Bud Spore used to have a blog titled "Spore Samples," but it died of disinterest.
* For yet another Holbrook example, Roger in ''SafeHavens'' has a weekly blog.
* Rat from ''Pearls Before Swine'' has a (fake) [[http://twitter.com/#!/almightyrat_pbs Twitter account]].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Nonfiction Series]]
* An in-character Twitter for Creator/StephenColbert appears on the members-only part of [=ColbertNation.com=].
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Professional Wrestling]]
* Wrestling/{{CHIKARA}} has an example of the concept done in wrestling, as periodically on their web site new blog posts from members of their roster writing in character are uploaded.
** It could be argued that most pro wrestlers in the indy scene with [[MySpace MySpaces]] would be doing this as well, most notably Vin Gerard, Chris Hero and all the 'guest columnists' on wwe.com
[[/folder]]

[[folder:Theatre]]
* TheDrowsyChaperone did this with the Man In Chair during the Broadway run, and some local productions have vlogs or even Facebook pages for him.
[[/folder]]

[[folder: Video Games]]
* General Alfonso Knoxx, the BigBad of the ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' DLC ''Armory of General Knoxx'', has his own [[http://twitter.com/GeneralKnoXX Twitter Account]].
** Gaige the Mechromancer, a new playable character in VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}, [[https://twitter.com/ECHOcast also has one]]. Later on, said account was hacked by Mr. Torgue for his DLC and Sir Hammerlock after that.
* ''VideoGame/DanceDanceRevolution Hottest Party'''s Rena writes blog updates for the DDR Wii games. When FuruFuru Party (Japan's [=HP2=]) was coming out, she even did interviews with the main staff of FFP!
* ''[[http://bannable-offenses.blogspot.com/ Bannable Offenses]]'' is a blog where a GameMaster for ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXI'', [GM]Dave, lists his many, many, ''many'' cases of cruel and unusual punishment against stupid and/or ignorant players and gilsellers, along with some snippets of his everyday life. A MagnificentBastard if there ever was one.
** The same person also did another character blog from the perspective of an enemy from the game, [[http://goblinsmithy.blogspot.com/ Goblin Smithy]]. This one actually came first, but got less attention and never made it back from the author's first hiatus.
* The [[http://la-mulana.com/en/ official blog]] for the UpdatedRerelease of ''VideoGame/LaMulana'' has several [[http://la-mulana.com/en/category/archeology_lecture archeology lectures]] done by Lemeza himself.
* The [[Literature/LittleRedRidingHood little red sisters]] of ''ThePath'' posted their own blogs up to the time of release, with entries that became HarsherInHindsight after playing.
* During the development of ''VideoGame/{{Psychonauts}}'', Tim Schafer created profiles for each of the game's child characters in a small online friending network to better develop each character's personality.
* Sam Fisher, the hero of ''SplinterCell'', once had one. Just like the "interviews" with him in the games' special features, it claimed that the games were merely based on his real life adventures. Strangely, [[BrokenMasquerade he explicitly named the top-secret organization he's supposedly a part of]].
* There is a rather lengthy series of [[FanWork fan-made]] character blogs for the cast of SuikodenIV and SuikodenTactics, which tell the story of both games, although Tactics is incomplete. The archives can be found [[http://www9.brinkster.com/miluda/journals/index.html here]].
* Eri Mizutani, from the DS game [[VideoGame/TheIdolmaster THE iDOLM@STER Dearly Stars]], has her own blog, named [[http://my.bnfes.jp/blog.php?community_id=34 Fountain of Ellie]]. This is sort of OlderThanTheyThink. The arcade version of VideoGame/TheIdolmaster had an online service where, if you put in your e-mail or cellphone numbers (not sure of which), the Idol you're currently coaching will send you text messages from time to time.
* With the advent of {{Twitter}}, character microblogs of VideoGame/TheIdolmaster characters are blooming (more so after TheAnimeOfTheGame airs). The genuine, Bandai Namco-operated ones are of course [[NoExportForYou Japanese-only]], while there are also a few English role-played character blogs with a varying degree of [[SeriousBusiness seriousness]]. Here's a few examples, for [[http://twitter.com/#!/harukaamami765 Haruka]], [[http://twitter.com/#!/ChihayaKisaragi Chihaya]], [[http://twitter.com/#!/YayoinoKaidashi Yayoi]], [[http://twitter.com/#!/YukihoHagiwara_ Yukiho]], and [[http://twitter.com/#!/MakotoKikuchi_ Makoto]].
* For OsuTatakaeOuendan and [[CrossChannel a]] [[VideoGame/CaveStory few]] [[ZombiePanicInWonderland other]] [[IrisuSyndrome series]], a large collection of [[FanWork fan-made]] character blogs can be found on Formspring. [[TheOfficialUnofficialOuendanEBAFormspringRP Here's the trope page]].
* A series of Twitter posts were written by {{Shantae}} summarizing the plot of the first game, to promote the sequel.
* There is an official Twitter page for Doug Rattman of VideoGame/{{Portal}}. There are various handfuls of both ask and roleplay blogs on Website/{{Tumblr}} for practically all characters from both Portal games. Including, and not limited to, all the personality cores, GLaDOS, Chell, Rattmann, Cave Johnson, turrets, the emancipation grill, a lemon, the radio... actually, if it's appeared in Portal, there's probably been a blog made for it.
* Norman Jayden from VideoGame/HeavyRain has several, including a popular [[http://www.formspring.me/NahmanJayden Formspring]] and [[https://twitter.com/nahmanjayden Twitter]] account run by the YouTuber NahmanJayden (now inactive). He also has Facebook and [[http://asknahmanjayden.tumblr.com/ Tumblr]] pages owned by different people.
** Ethan Mars, Scott Shelby, Madison Paige, Carter Blake, and even Shaun/Jason Mars also have some blogs floating around on the internet, although many of them are inactive or infrequently updated.
* During the buildup to the release of ''VideoGame/MassEffect3'', Emily Wong had a Twitter feed (technically, she took over the preexisting Alliance News Network account). It can be seen chronologically [[http://masseffect.wikia.com/wiki/Alliance_News_Network/SolComms here]]. For twelve hours, she livetweeted the Reaper invasion of Earth [[spoiler:until she died, ramming her skyvan into a Reaper]].
* Yukabacera of ''VideoGame/{{Iji}}'' kept secret news posts on DanielRemar's official website to provide some backstory to the game and to characterize himself more. [[http://www.remar.se/yuka/ They're right here.]]
* ''VisualNovel/HatofulBoyfriend'' character [[CloudCuckooLander Oko San]] has a [[http://okosan.tumblr.com/ Tumblr]]. Unsurprisingly, it's full of [[TrademarkFavoriteFood pudding]].
* The Black(er) Baron (stop starin') of AnarchyReigns, and by extension MadWorld, has a twitter [[https://twitter.com/blackerbaron here]] for promoting the former.
* In ''VideoGame/{{StarCraft II}}'', scientists and support staff have a [[http://starcraft.wikia.com/wiki/Project_Blackstone blog]] and [[http://storify.com/QuixoticNeutral/project-blackstone Twitter accounts]] as part of an advertising campaign for the ''Heart of the Swarm'' expansion.
* AceCombatAssaultHorizon had a [[http://acecombat.wikia.com/wiki/Project_Nagase development blog]] by series mainstay Kei Nagase, who is a CompositeCharacter of the different roles she played throughout the games. In it a anime-esque version of the character describes news and progress of the game, and she can be be downloaded as one of the F-5 aircraft designs.
* [[https://twitter.com/EmperorZinyak Emperor Zinyak]], the Alien Emperor of ''VideoGame/SaintsRowIV'' has a Twitter account for promoting the aforementioned game.
* There's a [[http://www.nintendo.co.jp/wii/rodj/ Japanese official blog]] supposedly 'written' by the different characters in WarioWare Smooth Moves. Sort of like a group blog for Wario characters.
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[[folder:Webcomic]]
* ''{{Achewood}}'' takes this to extremes, with frequently updated blogs for Ray, Roast Beef, Pat, Teodor, Philippe, Cornelius, Lyle, Molly, Nice Pete, Little Nephew, Emeril, and finally cartoonist Chris Onstad himself (whose house is a key setting for the comic, and who has turned up sparingly throughout)
** Also, the Chris Onstad who appears in the comic and writes the blog isn't the "real" Chris Onstad; that is, he's a fictionalized version of himself and his blog is not the same it would be if it were the "real" Onstad. He very rarely breaks character from the fictional Onstad anywhere.
* ''{{Erfworld}}'' uses two variations of the Character Blog. The creators have set up [[http://www.hamstard.com a site]] with an archive of Parson's "real world" webcomic and [[TheRant comments]]. After he is summoned into Erfworld, Parson records his thoughts in a series of Klogs (boo'''K log'''s) that are occasionally interspersed with regular Erfworld pages.
* A borderline example: the most prominent characters in ''FarOutThere'' have their own personal [[http://faroutthere.smackjeeves.com/FOTradio/ Pandora Radio stations]].
* ''FriendlyHostility'' had blogs supposedly kept by Fox, Collin and Bootsie. The real writers never revealed their identities. All but defunct now, the blogs are still a fun read, and worth looking into for their alternate/supplemental takes on the story.
* Othar Tryggvassen, [[GentlemanAdventurer GENTLEMAN ADVENTURER!!]] of ''Webcomic/GirlGenius'', GenreSavvy, and a WellIntentionedExtremist, has [[http://twitter.com/Othar his own Twitter]].
* The [[http://twitter.com/FakeConrad c]][[http://twitter.com/FakeHanna a]][[http://twitter.com/FakeEllipsis s]][[http://twitter.com/FakeMrsBlaney t]] of HannaIsNotABoysName has fan-run Twitter blogs, though they're admittedly fake and not terribly true to character (rather, most tend to be exaggerated) (the rest of the characters can be found through each character's 'following' page).
* The author of the ''{{Insecticomics}}'' kept a livejournal for Safeguard for a while. However, it was completely in Mini-Con beeps and thus completely incomprehensible.
* It should be no surprise that Lindesfarne of ''KevinAndKell'' would keep a blog. "[[http://blog.kevinandkell.com/ The Virtual Quill]]" updates weekly with her own commentary on recent events in the comic. Recently, she's begun to respond to her readers' comments as well. Even more recently, former regular Catherine Aura has been [[http://twitter.com/catherine_aura posting to Twitter]] to spy on strip author Bill Holbrook because of his vast knowledge of the Domain universe. To do so, she's even taken the measure of making herself and her son human. Unlike Lindesfarne's blog, however, the readers are encouraged not to let her in on the "secret".
* The in-universe creator of ''TheLifeOfNobTMouse'', Hubert Schlongson, occasionally pops up on the website to provide [[http://www.nobmouse.net/tag/anecdotes/ increasingly surreal anecdotes]] about his time visiting Nob Mouse and friends.
* These show up in multiple ways for ''Webcomic/QuestionableContent''.
** Marten had [[http://yellingaboutmusic.blogspot.com a music blog]] for a while, but it's long been defunct.
** Hannelore had her own [[http://www.formspring.me/hanneloreEC Formspring]] but like Marten's blog it hasn't been used in a long while.
** The main characters have Website/{{Twitter}} pages, all communicating with each other.
*** [[SchmuckBait Word of warning]]: If you decide to go read the twitters, keep a jug of BrainBleach nearby if you go anywhere near Pintsize's or Yelling Bird's.
* ''Webcomic/RomanticallyApocalyptic'' has "Ask (Character)" tumblrs for each main character. Though run by fans, the people in charge are kept up to date on plot plans and character bios by the author so that they can be as accurate as possible, and they are effectively official. There are also some less-official ones for side-characters such as Photoshop and Mister Kittyhawk that do not receive the plot-backing.
* Shelley Winters, the nominal main character of ''ScaryGoRound'' had [[http://twitter.com/drladysounds/ her own Twitter]], described by her creator as "the greatest betrayal of my professional career". He later [[http://sgrblog.blogspot.com/2009/04/twitter-splitter-nothing-moves-sprites.html abandoned it]], however.
* Many characters from ''UnwindersTallComics'' have their own Internet presence. For example a JournalComic made by Felicity Walsh is [[http://www.drunkduck.com/Your_Guess_is_as_Good_as_Mine/ here]]. Another character, Sonty Mick has a [[http://webcomicssobad.blogspot.com/ webcomic criticism blog]]. Unwinder himself has [[http://chatswithvin.blogspot.com/ a blog]] chronicling his attempts to chat with VinDiesel via Omegle. Then there are Shadow and Chug from PowerupComics...
* Death, from the webcomic ''TheKennyChronicles'', on [[http://twitter.com/thefakedeath Twitter]].
* Wolf, from the webcomic ''HereWolf'' posts on the comic's [[http://twitter.com/herewolfcomic Twitter]] and [[http://www.facebook.com/pages/Here-Wolf/164037473631440 Facebook]] pages.
* Nick Zerhakker, the [[SnarkyNonHumanSidekick cyborg helicopter]] from ''SkinHorse'', has [[http://zerhakker.livejournal.com/ a LiveJournal]] where he gets to complain about the field team (and everything else) without his in-universe [[SymbolSwearing profanity]]-[[UnusualEuphemism blocking]] software interfering.. It was temporarily comandeered by Unity for her New Orleans Mission Log (ie, a sidestory about what she was doing while Tip and Sweetheart were in Cleveland).
* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'': [[TheLancer Dave Strider]], in addition to [[SweetBroAndHellaJeff his webcomic]], has [[http://dstrider.blogspot.com/ a blog]].
** On a related note, ''SweetBroAndHellaJeff'''s [[BarackObama Barack Obana]] has [[http://www.twitter.com/BarackObana a Twitter account]].
* ''WebComic/CommanderKitty'' has twitter accounts for both [[https://twitter.com/CommanderKitty the Commander himself]] and {{deuteragonist}} [[https://twitter.com/NinWah Nin Wah]].
* The entire cast of ''{{Webcomic/Morphe}}'' have Ask Blogs on their [[http://morphethecomic.tumblr.com Tumblr account]] most notably [[http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhHPYx1nqCWSGEq6HxPebbxFso_IKCKJw Tyler Dawn's blog]] is voice acted and (slightly) animated and hosted on YouTube.
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[[folder: Web Video]]
* ''WebVideo/TheAutobiographyOfJaneEyre'' (Setting Update of ''Jane Eyre'') is Jane's video vlog. Jane is a Canadian girl, without family or close friends, and she uses her vlog as an attempt to know herself better, and later as a safety net because she works in a strange isolated house and she wants to gather evidence of possible neglect or abuse, and she asks her viewers for insight or help. Most characters have Twitter accounts with very impressive and rather realistic feed. For instance, Miss Ingram kept tweeting long before she appeared on the show about fashion, shopping in New York or travelling to Europe. [[http://theautobiographyofja.wix.com/jane-eyre#!characters/c199t Here]] is a list of characters with links to their social media pages.
* ''DrHorriblesSingAlongBlog'', of course... though it's only seen in the actual work.
* ''WebVideo/EchoChamber'':
** Zack, the Cloudcuckoolander cameraman, has an in-character [[https://twitter.com/#!/DeadCatInABox Twitter account]].
** Tom's PsychoExGirlfriend Shannon has a [[http://tvtropes.info/echochamber/ blog]]. TOM, DON'T YOU DARE READ IT!
* ''KateModern'' is told entirely through video blogs.
* ''WebVideo/TheLizzieBennetDiaries'': The characters are quite convincingly established across the internet, overall. The whole series is Elizabeth Bennet's vlog. Most of the characters have Twitter feeds, Tumblrs and Facebook accounts. Wickham's money-making scheme is an actual, accessible website.
* ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' is told in video blog.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick's facebook will sometimes serve as this, as Lindsay has her own and it demonstrates her obsession with WebVideo/ToddInTheShadows. She even referred to herself as [[ComicBook/{{X-Men}} Mystique and Todd as Nightcrawler]] before realizing how bad that sounded.
* Marik of WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries has [[http://www.youtube.com/user/ObeyMyRod A youtube]] and [[http://twitter.com/obeymyrod a twitter.]]
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[[folder: Web Original]]
* AgamemnonTiberiusVacuum semi-regularly posts propaganda transmissions on Website/YouTube.
* There are several fan run blogs for various characters from BamanPiderman. The creator is aware and amused by them.
* The characters in ''DormLife'' get webcams for making their own vlogs. Some of their videos are used to complement the {{Mockumentary}} footage and some are exclusively on the show website.
* Every episode of ''TheGuild'' starts with a short vlog from Codex. It is unclear whether she actually posts these vlogs, or if they're for her own edification. Vork has [[http://twitter.com/Vork a twitter.]]
* WebVideo/FilthyFrank turns this up a notch. Not only does the main character have a youtube channel as the "base" blog, he has a side channel for quick gags, a Facebook, AND a twitter for questions for his FourthWallMailSlot.
* Once done for ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'', with the weblog "[[http://www.homestarrunner.com/sadjournal/ Strong Sad's Lament]]". Strong Bad has a [[http://www.telltalegames.com/strongbad/devblog developer's blog]] for ''Strong Bad's Cool Game for Attractive People''.
* The Website/SomethingAwful LetsPlay of ''VideoGame/{{Persona 3}}'', ''FanFic/MyLifeIsAGoddamnMess'', makes [[http://fromearth.net/LetsPlay/Persona3/Update%202/index.html itself]] into the LiveJournal of the main character (under the name of Minato Arisato and using the profile name Ramenboi1990) describing his adventures, with occasional comments by the other characters (apparently even [[RobotGirl Aigis]] has a blog). Excerpts from Junpei and Yukari's blogs are occasionally seen, mostly describing Minato's actions from a second-person viewpoint.
* [[http://twitter.com/P3_Protagonist @P3_Protagonist]] follows the events of the main character in (more or less) real time, as the time period of the game currently corresponds with ours. [[http://twitter.com/BoxerhikoSanada Akihiko]] and others (including VideoGame/{{Persona 4}} characters) are apparently all Friends.
* Sandra North from ''Webcomic/SandraAndWoo'' has a [[http://www.youtube.com/user/SandyTheThird YouTube channel]].
* ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' has an example which falls mostly into the second variety, as excerpts from the blog of Quincy Archer, Sound and Fury, have been inserted into a number of posts. A few characters from the IU chatroom (where in-universe "fans" of the show talk to each other about the events in the game) currently have their own Twitters as of the start of v4. As you might expect, they contain commentary on the events of the current version. There's also [[http://sotftv.blogspot.com/ Survival of the Snarkiest]], which is similar to the above. Basically it's an in-universe blog for Mini site's SOTF-TV (basically "normal" ''SurvivalOfTheFittest'' as a RealityTV show) similar to TelevisionWithoutPity, in which "fans" of the show submit posts about current events in the game.
* The whole ''point'' of Blog/TheTyrannosaurChronicles.
* The author of [[http://www.autoroutem60.co.cc/blog this blog on British roads and traffic and road signing]] manages to make this trope an EnforcedTrope, a JustifiedTrope, a NecessaryWeasel, a ZigZaggingTrope and an ExploitedTrope. All this for a non-fiction blog about the inner workings of the British roads/traffic signing and road signing industry. It's unusual, considering this is non-fiction, but then WordOfGod tells us it ''is'' a PenName who writes the blog...
* There's also [[http://nevermedia.blogspot.com/ Never Media,]] which is both a Character Blog and a Review Blog, involving a vampire who analyzes vampire fiction.
* Several of the characters in ShadowUnit have livejournal accounts (you can friend and comment on them, even- just don't mention that the [[http://standuponit.livejournal.com/ blog owners]] are fictional). They both expand on the story and act as normal blogs, talking about what the character cooked last night or new music they found.
* A lot of role-playing profiles on MySpace doubled as a character blog. Whether or not they would interact with non-roleplayers depended on the person behind the profile. Almost all of them were fan-made, though. The number of these decreased dramatically once people abandoned the site en masse for Facebook but there are still a few around (mainly because Facebook deletes these kinds of pages regularly).
* The whole of the {{Personifications}} subfandom run solely through character blogs of various personifications such as the [[EmbodimentOfVice Seven Deadly Sins]] and their [[EmbodimentOfVirtue opposites]].
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[[folder: Western Animation]]
* ''{{Bionicle}}'' has done two online serials this way with a blog written by Gali in 2007 and a Takanuva Blog in 2008. Takanuva's blog though generally retells the climax of the 2008 arc from his perspective.
* Various ''{{Transformers}}'' have Twitter accounts, including ''[[TransformersShatteredGlass Shattered Glass]]'' Ravage and bunch of characters from ''[[TransformersAnimated Animated]]''. It's uncertain if any (and if so which) are "officially" run, or just random fans.
** None of them are official in terms of canon, but Animated Sentinel Prime's Twitter is run by Jim Sorenson, compiler/writer of several official knowledge guides, and Ravage's Twitter is run by David Willis, the guy who created the character.
*** In addition, Derrick J. Wyatt has officially sanctioned the blogs of Shattered Glass Sari and that fat, pompous old loon, [[AxCrazy Lord]] [[FatBastard High]] [[LargeHam Governor]] [[LaughablyEvil Straxus]].
* [[TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]] only has one [[http://www.twitter.com/homerjsimpson Twitter account]]. The other one is fake.
* There are well over fifty twitter accounts associated with ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' (including separate ones for [[http://twitter.com/#!/mlp_Nightmare/following Nightmare Moon]] and [[http://twitter.com/#!/mlp_Luna Princess Luna]]). At this point, it's unclear how many, if any at all, are canon.
** The official My Little Pony Facebook page has recently had posts by Twilight Sparkle in character.
** A lot of Tumblr blogs are ask blogs where you ask anyone from alternate versions of the Mane Six to random background ponies to fanfic or OC characters questions.
* WesternAnimation/{{Arthur}} has a Facebook page and a comparable number of tumblr accounts, although those are definitely fan-maintained and [[AskAPony have their own page now]]
* {{Archer}} [[http://www.twitter.com/codenameduchess has a twitter account]]
* Howie, Narwhal, Bunny and Duck from ''AlmostNakedAnimals'' all have {{Facebook}} pages. Narwhal also has a Twitter.
* [[http://twitter.com/#!/Spongebob Spongebob Squarepants]] and [[http://twitter.com/#!/patrick_star/ Patrick Star]] both have official twitter accounts.
* Jay Sherman from ''WesternAnimation/TheCritic'' has a [[http://twitter.com/@JaySherman Twitter account.]]
* Ronaldo from ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' says in "Cat Fingers" he has a blog called "[[http://keepbeachcityweird.tumblr.com/ Keep Beach City Weird]]". He takes a photo of Steven and his fingers with his camera phone in the episode, which is also posted on the blog.[[/folder]]

[[folder:Real Life]]
* The [[http://spiritrover.livejournal.com/ Mars]] [[http://spiritrover.livejournal.com/ Rovers]] have Live Journals, making this OlderThanTwitter.
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