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December 01, 2008

Meta-Magazine? Meta-Blogging?

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

When I spotted this magazine, my head started to spin.


Thrilled to be blogging about a magazine about blogging,


posted by Michael at December 1, 2008



Posted by: JV on December 2, 2008 12:00 AM

Maybe this entry will make it into a future edition of the magazine, so that you'll have a blogger magazine article about a blog about a magazine about bloggers. . .

Posted by: Julie Brook on December 2, 2008 8:34 AM

Do they have a comments section? :) Does Godwin's Law apply?

Posted by: Upstate Guy on December 2, 2008 9:29 AM

Where can I get a copy? I've got to read that article, "How to Find BLISS Through Your Blog"!

Not what you'd expect for a cover design. It looks like it should be called Better Homes, Gardens, and Blogs or Holiday Blogging Recipes.

Posted by: Rick Darby on December 2, 2008 9:46 AM

You know, if they would simply produce a magazine that is solely ABOUT magazines, publishers could become 100% narcissistic, 100% redundant. Think of the cover lines...

"Ten tips on finding topics consumers will actually read!"

"How to reduce the most complicated economic and political concepts to the level of a third grader...with spin!"

"How to produce eye-catching covers that sell!"

"More ways to sell sex in cleverly made-over clich├ęs!"

"How to regurgitate tired old feminist propaganda into today's political discourse!"

"Inane public domain photographs to spice up that cover and stay in budget!"

"Working multiculturalism into the most arcane subjects: an easy step-by-step primer!"

I could go on, but you get the idea. Michael, you could start a new career on this one.

Posted by: Charlton Griffin on December 2, 2008 11:33 AM

man, my head almost exploded from the sheer, unadulterated meta-ness of this post.

Posted by: T. AKA Ricky Raw on December 2, 2008 12:06 PM

But T, it's even more meta to comment on the meta-ness of a post. So you're atop the meta-mountain, my friend! I'm guessing it comes with the blogging habit.

Wait! I just commented on the meta-ness of your post about the meta-ness of a blog post about a magazine about blogging...

My God! I've topped you! By accident! I'm meta-meta-meta commenting!

Wait! Now I'm commenting on my own comment about your comment about...FOR THE LOVE OF GOD SOMEONE HELP ME...

[cue sound of Patrick's head joining T's in massive cranial meta-explosion. Get out your raincoats, folks! It's braining out there!]

Posted by: PatrickH on December 2, 2008 1:38 PM

Yep, what Rick said. Looks designed to lure away some avid scrapbookers.

Posted by: Bradamante on December 2, 2008 9:58 PM

Hey, PatrickH; interesting times in our land these days, eh?

Posted by: Will S. on December 2, 2008 10:02 PM

I'd like to comment on Will S's comment on Patrick's comment: I win, so far!

Posted by: Sister Wolf on December 2, 2008 11:07 PM

Will S: no kidding. I don't get what the Libs and NDs are thinking, though. Especially with Dion as a lameduck. Are they trying to blow themselves to smithereens?

Sister: You top me yet again. Of course, you have permission to top me anytime. Yummy.

Posted by: PatrickH on December 3, 2008 10:00 AM

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