I’ve missed reading Yahoo! Internet Life ever since it folded back in 2002. I long for the good old bubble days when I could curl up with a Buy.com magazine or eBay magazine. Add to the mix the fact that nobody clicked on my AdSense ads during the 30 days I had them up, and that 2 out of 3 people surveyed believe that diversity in revenue is a good thing- and what you have is a recipe for an idea.
Which leads me to my big announcement: Newsome.Org, the Magazine. No longer will I allow old media to invade our precious blogosphere. From now on, we’ll fight the battle on their turf. With a little work I’m sure Newsome.Org, the Magazine will drive Time and Newsweek to their knees.
I’ve already hired dozens of Pulitzer Prize winning writers to churn out the first edition. Subscribe today, as I’m sure most of the copies of our inaugural edition will one day end up in protective sleeves under locked glass and for auction on eBay- for big bucks. Paypal accepted.
Here’s a preview of some of the things we’ll cover in our first edition…
One Man’s Triumph: The story of how Om Malik learned that there was more to the blogosphere than just Newsome.Org and started his own blog empire.
Personality Matters: Dave Winer on how to win friends and influence people.
Sweepstakes: Win backstage passes to the next blog-star party and a burned $100 bill autographed by Mike Arrington.
Lifestyles of the Rich and Sycophantic: Exclusive interviews with all 3 people Steve Gillmor doesn’t think are assholes.
On Blogging: Guy Kawasaki on the challenges of going 239 days without linking to Newsome.Org.
VC Corner: Fred Wilson on the top 10 reasons VC’s should fund blogazines.
And an editorial by Robert Scoble on how podcasting is better than Microsoft.
As you can see, this is going to be huge. Click here to subscribe today!
(Cover photo by Scott Beale / Laughing Squid)
Update: Steve Newson has launched his own blogazine.