Friday, November 23, 2007

It's a Googlazine Just For You

According to a recent techcrunch post, Google is going to start letting bloggers create customized print magazines with customized ads. But if the ads are anything like they are on my blog, they are hardly customized. Remember the Ikea sofa? And anyway, wait a second, aren't we trying to escape printed matter? Isn't that the beauty of the blog?


Mr. Saflo said...

You're trying to escape printed matter?

Writer, Rejected said...

You make a good point. Of course, as a writer, I am trying desperately to be captured in print, but, as a blogger, I really am trying to escape printed matter.

Here's why:

1)Most blogs (including my own) are basically personal journals and would be ridiculous in any other form, particularly in print form. Who wants to read a magazine of blog material?

2) My blog is my freedom from publishing. It's the only place I don't have to worry about the real print world, which I like to ignore while I'm blogging.