Amanda Congdon off Rocketboom

Unboomed

The latest popular blogger to step out on their own is Amanda Congdon of popular video blog Rocketboom. According to a video post on her personal blog Amanda was kicked out by majority shareholder Andrew Baron.

My guess as to what happened? Rocketboom was looking to expand into a video blog network and restructuring the company and ownership in preparation for the new move. Amanda has one of the most popular faces in video blogging so expect her to have a new job or startup soon.

Andrew Baron is director and producer of Rocketboom.

A statement on Rocketboom says Amanda “has decided to move to L.A. to pursue opportunities that have arisen for her in Hollywood.”

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Commentary on "Amanda Congdon off Rocketboom":

  1. Joost Schuur on wrote:

    I don’t get it. Amanda was the only reason I watched the show. I’m sure many others felt the same way.

    I wager most viewers don’t even know much about this Andrew guy. Is he going to pull another snarky, struggling actress out of obscurity and try and create Amanda II?

  2. Podcaster on wrote:

    I’m pretty sure viewers would reject another Amanda. Either this is some carefully crafted PR stunt, or they’re in trouble.

    Amanda shouldn’t have anything to worry about, she has a fanbase that will follow her anywhere. Rocketboom, however…

  3. steve on wrote:

    I think its a good thing she has gone. Hell she would be a hard person to work with. I thing she went because she did not get her way

  4. KHedgecock on wrote:

    Like others, Amanda was the only reason to watch Rocketboom. She could be absolutely hilarious! When the show didn’t include her, it was a complete waste of computer bits! Clearly the “powers that be” have lot all touch of reality of what Rocketboom actually was.