During a Web search this morning, I discovered a new e-zine called “Idea Junkie,” which, in the site’s own words, “is a newsletter for idea addicts, athletes, and nomads who want to live into their ideas and turn them into a sustainable lifestyle.”
Issue 1, published in December, contains an interesting article entitled “Weblogs:
Bring Your Ideas Direct to the Public,” which contains a nice plug for my Innovation Weblog. This article describes how writers can use Weblogs to quickly and easily share their ideas with their target audiences, without having to worry about being rejected by an offline publisher. Author Christene Lamb even suggests that creating a Weblog can help writers ultimately achieve their goal of winning a publishing contract: “That’s really what traditional publishers look for: an already-published author with both compelling content and an audience that they can sell your books to. You may not hit the bestseller list but you’ll be testing your ideas and getting feedback while you work your way to that first contract!” Good point!