Oh, Random Thought!

I walked up the stairs in my house today, probably for the tenth time, and I randomly thought to myself, “I could start a magazine.”

Some days I dont have a clue where these thoughts come from. Obviously my focus is to be a published author, and not to self-publish in any way, but the thought of finding cool pieces to put together into a magazine and share with others has some appeal.

Then I remember I don’t have any money to do a project like this and all my available time is spent writing and promoting and attempting to publish.

Still, it might be fun.

Oh, the questions are still there:
Print or online?
Who would be the staff?
Focus/target audience?
Am I insane?


Start a magazine (the glossy kind with pictures)

Start a magazine (more generic and mentions online stuff)

While both of these are Helium articles, I found 2 and 3 of the 4 listed articles to not be so helpful for the information I seek. If this is something I’d proceed with, I may have to chat up some editors. It’s thankless work, but someone has to do it. (And Kudos to all of those who do, even if you reject me!)


  1. Jamie said,

    19 February 2009 at 16:29

    I have worked print magazines and they are a pain. A lot of time (although you get to find out what other people are writing and how your own writing stacks up), and a lot of energy. It was a good pain to experience, but I was glad I did it on somebody else’s dime.

  2. Crys said,

    19 February 2009 at 18:38

    I’ve also always wanted to create my own magazine.. even went so far as setting up an E-zine, but never took it anywhere. Every once in awhile I have a stroke of brilliance like that and then have to bring myself back to reality.

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