Books that have inspired or influenced me

You know those things that are half meme, half chain letter? Where someone tags you and you have to answer a bunch of questions or play a game and then tag a bunch more people? Well, I got tagged in one on Facebook. And normally I don’t play along, because I’m stubborn that way, but Read more about Books that have inspired or influenced me[…]

Kiss and make up, kiss of death, or how about just vamping for the camera.

You know all those articles I’ve been linking about Maghound? Well, in case it wasn’t obvious, it’s an initiative I’m keeping my eye on. Time Inc. is launching this online magazine service in late Q3, and oh by the way, Time Inc. happens to be an investor in an online magazine service called Magazines.com, too, Read more about Kiss and make up, kiss of death, or how about just vamping for the camera.[…]

A wordle of my own

I’ve seen some cool wordles, but it wasn’t until a friend posted one she created using a recent research paper that I got inspired to create one of my own. This wordle uses my “manifesto,” which was a 37-page, 6,889-word document outlining a proposed strategy for how we at Magazines.com interact with our customers to Read more about A wordle of my own[…]

Tree-friendly reads for Earth Day

We’ve just launched a promotion on Magazines.com that spotlights titles printed on recycled or sustainably harvested paper. Earth Day wasn’t originally on our seasonal marketing calendar (silly oversight) so we pulled this together on very short notice, and I’m proud of us for making the effort. http://www.magazines.com/ncom/mag/main/earth_day

Two more to add to my magazine addic-… er, collection

One of the things that intrigues me about magazines is that, taken as a set, the magazines you bother to subscribe to have an awful lot to say about who you are and what you’re passionate about. Of course, not all of our passions have publications dedicated to them, but you might be surprised how Read more about Two more to add to my magazine addic-… er, collection[…]

Femininity and feminism, and a magazine called Skirt!

theogeo critiques a new magazine called Skirt! (yes, the banger is part of the title) with which she is obliquely associated: Tell me you’ve got a publication for strong, successful women and I’ll usually be all, “Okay, right on,” thinking we’ve got a political-minded, informative, thoughtful outlet on our hands. Tell me it’s called “Skirt!” Read more about Femininity and feminism, and a magazine called Skirt![…]

"What I read on my summer vacation" by Kate O'

Finished reading Nick Hornby’s How To Be Good last night. I haven’t read anything else by Hornby, but I enjoyed both the film adaptations of About A Boy and High Fidelity, and in the commentary for the latter, the Weitz brothers talked about how easy it was to make that film because of the great Read more about "What I read on my summer vacation" by Kate O'[…]

Sometimes I really doubt my ability to do anything

I’ve been skimming through “Leaving a Trace: On Keeping a Journal: The Art of Transforming a Life into Stories” (what kind of book, I ask you, has two subtitles?). I think I don’t use this forum enough to be honest with myself. Today, for instance, I had plenty of self-doubt about whether I really have Read more about Sometimes I really doubt my ability to do anything[…]