I just came up with possibly the greatest idea for a business in the history of mankind. Well, maybe that’s selling it a bit high; it’s probably just the best idea thought of in the general vicinity of Gosford that hasn’t revolved around selling beer exclusively in paper bags, complete with a complimentary ringtone accesory to allow you to play crappy music at full volume on the train, much to the chagrin of all other passengers. And when I say the best, I mean the only. But ANYWAYS…, I was thinking that it’s a shame that the blogger has been typecast as a pretentious narcissist whose sole aim is to either write incoherent babble or regurgitate stale opinions. I mean, surely there are hundreds, if not thousands, if not millions, of people who write a well-thought out and structured blog that is possibly funny and/or socially relevant (unlike this one).
My idea? To publish an online magazine/journal/collection of unique and clever blog entries. These would hopefully span a variety of areas, and be submitted to the editing group by bloggers who, initially, just want to widen their audience, and as such would work pro-bono. Published perhaps weekly, the magazine would either be funded by advertising (hopefully not of the obtrusive manner) or by a reader’s subscription fee.
Why is this a great idea? Because people still want to read informed opinions, and since the physical newspaper industry seems to be dying an ungainly death (and is being replaced with an informative, though not informed, style of news reporting), the blogging community seems to increasingly be the first place they look for deconstructions of these pieces.
So what do you think? Yea or nay?
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