So a Mag Walks into a Blog…

Posted by on May 18, 2009 in Uncategorized

Deadlines, Oh Deadlines

I can’t lie. One of the most challenging parts of my job is writing the editor’s note in the front of the magazine every month. Just ask Vicki, our creative director, who has to wait (and wait and wait) until the bitter end of the production cycle—literally hours before we send the mag out to be printed (I know! I’m ashamed)—before she finally pries it from me. I love all of the stories in our issues, but tying them together in an editor’s letter sometimes feels like sewing together mashed potatoes.

But I have a good feeling about blogging. For one, apparently I can click a nifty button and quickly fix any typos (heaven, thy name is insta-editing! Why don’t we have this for print publications, again?).

Two, we have lots and lots to talk about here. I mean, really—we can only fit so much into the magazine every issue, and we’ve got a ton of juicy behind-the-scenes info we’ve been dying to share with you.

And three, I’m not the only one contributing to this blog. You’ll hear from all the departments at ATM, from editorial and art to sales and marketing. And, hopefully, you’ll contribute regularly, too. You guys have been so awesome to chat with on Facebook and Twitter—we want to hear more from you.

Okay, okay, I know. Enough with the introduction, already. Any suggestions, ideas, pearls of wisdom? Leave them in the comments—and on with the show!