I’m Happy to keep it small.
I know, I know most people would think I’m nuts- that LAGE success is what you want. But reality is I’ve been there- done that-I want simple.
When iItold everyone I was pulling back and no longer doing print runs of MSM I’ve had some heavy-duty (well-meaning-?) flack about it, no, you need to keep it large and print for credibility. I do? Says who?
NO, you need more…more subscribers, more hits….more… I do? WHY?
I’m very happy and excited that MSM is doing so well, we get good traffic to our blog and have lots of requests for pdf copies. So much so in fact that my ftp couldn’t handle the demand and crashed, so much so in fact that I am seriously considering capping the number of subscribers.
MSM is about FUN- a kick-ass magazine that covers topics that people with actual thoughts in their heads could read-instead of celeb tripe- it is about giving the unknown, or semi-known artists, author- creative talent- an opportunity to say “Hey world- over here- this is me- and my (book, song, art, gadget-fill in the blank) is awesome.
It is about being able to talk about sex, relationships and “stuff” without being worried about being politely correct, it is about LIFE!
I’m happy with the handful of amazing writers, I’m happy to feature guest writers each month, I’m HAPPY. Isn’t that the point?
It’s simple, small and intimate. I like it that way, and as the founder, boss and chief rain maker- that’s the way it’s going to stay. If it’s too small for you- I can dig it- but apparently it’s just right for over 25k- and growing pdf requests so far this month- and hey apparently it’s pretty damn good for the amount of hits the blog gets everyday as well. So here’s a message to all those well meaning advice givers;- NOPE- NO-NUDDA- NOT GONNA HAPPEN. I have pulled back to make this an on-line magazine- not your style? That’s cool- Don’t want to be part- that’s great- but please stop telling me what I should, or shouldn’t be doing with my own life!