Thursday, October 26, 2006

Doing busy work...

While BrickJournal is a lot of fun, it's also a lot of work - the publication is the result of around twenty people writing, three people editing, more photographers and two designers.

This doesn't take into account the time beforhand finding articles and writers. There is a growing stable of writers, but looking for ideas is an ongoing thing that happens behind the scenes. And it's not as easy as it appears.

Take for example the aircraft carrier story - that took about a day to track down an e-mail to send an inquiry, as Brickshelf does not keep  account information. I ended up doing a google search by account and hoped the person kept the same account elsewhere...which took me to - he is a German builder.

That's the typical story hunt for me, and this is a very regular thing. And challenging! What's nice is that people are coming forward with ideas now, and it's welcomed.

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