The Journal of Ordinary Gentlemen
[bumped to the top and the front page for more visibility – Erik]
Two recent stories got me thinking about a pet project/experiment that’s been percolating in my brain for a bit now: this one discusses the importance of the feminist blogosphere for a community of young women; this one explains the financial difficulties involved in actually sustaining that blogosphere. Which brings us to the question of whether blogging is best thought of as publishing, broadcasting, or a sort of vanity project.
Generally, I think it’s a combination of the latter two, but our retrospective mood around here lately has renewed my curiosity about moving into the first category.
- we collect about twenty of our favorite posts via some sort of collective voting on posts suggested in a comments section,
- perhaps we also include a print-only article or two as well,
- then I lay them out in a journal/newspaper form maybe adding some vintage advertising art I have on file,
- next, we take orders via Paypal,
- I take them to a local print shop and have those newspapers printed up, and mail them out,
- And the cost would be printing + postage + one dollar of profit, which would be put back into the site expenses here.