Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Post #1000

Wow, 1,000 posts in one year – and the year isn't even over yet. Thank you to TNM's contributors for submitting your posts for TNM and for using this website to express yourself.

Most posts for TNM are written at a very quick work pace, and barely edited – it shows, I know. As a former publisher, I am a huge advocate for the art of editing, but to do this properly you need a second pair of eyes. Far too many B2B magazines are edited by one person, who often is in charge of a second or even third magazine title. No wonder then that these editors write very little: they are busy editing the copy of their contributors.

If TNM is to continue into its third year of publishing, I think it will be necessary to move forward in some way. One idea is to make TNM part of a group of independent media websites, cross posting with other sites, and possibly creating a single tablet edition. (If there is anyone publishing an independent site that wants to talk about this, please contact me.)

The other option would be to fold TNM into another media property. Good examples of this would be Jim Romenesko's move to Poynter, or Nate Silver's move to the NYT (though Jim's move didn't end as well as it should have). I'm open to this, as well.

But for now we'll just have to wait and see what 2012 brings. I'd like to thank TNM readers for hanging in there during the past two years and watching to growth of the new digital platforms with me. Happy post number 1,000.