Thursday, April 28, 2011
Please pardon my absence. By now, I'm sure you're aware I periodically go into hibernation, at times with warning, at others without. This time I haven't really been getting much rest. Instead, I've been busting my hump to try and launch M.L.T.S. Magazine, my new baby and Vered's The Penny Jar's little sister.
M.L.T.S., as Mama will heretofore refer to the magazine, is an online quarterly publication for college-aged women driven to achieve all their dreams. This is the modern girl who wants it all and wants to look great doing it. She is Wendy Healy, Nico Reilly, Victory Ford, in college. That's the elevator pitch, at least.
It is so much more than just this to me. It is my dream. For a while, I've wanted to start my own magazine. I first made my own magazine in 6th grade; I'm sure you've read this story. That little rag was called RoZgIrl, had a limited run of just 10 copies that I painstakingly copied on my parents' table-top copy machine. This magazine sparked controversy among my classmates and it never came out again. After that I tried to make Rosie magazine and Couture & Culture both a reality. Neither were produced on any scale.
With the creation of Issuu.com, a little more experience under my belt, and the emptyiness I felt following my separation from The Temple News, I finally decided now was the time to launch. As of right now, we've got a wordpress blog. The first issue will go live on or very soon after June 6th.
And apart from my mother who doesn't understand why I decided to push forth on this at this point in my life, it has had pretty good reception. The PR reps I've been in touch with to get stories, interviews, samples, etc, have all had kind things to say. Journalism students are loving the idea and applying in spades to write for us.
So while I'm sorry that I haven't been posting regularly here, you can imagine how pleased I am overall. Ahhhhhhh, I'm making something happen! It's a great feeling.
I'm going to try to get back to blogging here about my personal views on things. If you don't hear from me for a while, check out M.L.T.S. (or do so anyway!) and follow me on Tumblr, where I post quick notes, pictures, and videos. I hope others who have the desire to start their own projects consider Notes From An Editor their inspiration.