With the Blog Awards approaching, it’s time to revist an idea I’ve been toying with for some time.
Blogs are fine, but even the finest blog in Ireland has a limited readership. Unless yuou’re lucky, you may never stumble across some of the best writers out there. The result? many well written articles are overlooked.
There are ways around this. RSS, Google Reader or Twitter feeds can direct attention to good articles, but it’s still hit and miss.
Then I saw this: The Future of Newspapers by Simon McGarr. Imagine a box which printed a newspaper on the spot for you, compiling your favourite bloggers into a familiar newspaper.
And eventually, I came across this: The BBC reports on a London startup printing twelve page newspapers to order.
And this: A customisable newspaper from Germany compiling articles from different journals.
I believe there’s a market for Sceptical News, analysing the news, debunking myths and spin, offering an alternative take. And there’s no one as skeptical as a decent blogger.
Imagine a newspaper where the editor is replaced by a curator, taking the best of Irish blogs to produce a weekly, or even monthly publication.
Well, would you pay for that?