Friday, September 01, 2006

Who here thinks Leah McLaren's and Rebecca Eckler's tours of duty oughtta wrap up pretty soon?

Ooh...ooh, me! I do! I do!

I feel that the Globe and Mail needs me.

8 Comments:

Anonymous wineva said...

My vote is in for you to replace McLaren, and replace Eckler with Doppelganger for the mommy blogging role... just my .02 :)

9/02/2006 8:08 PM  
Anonymous Doppelganger said...

I second wineva! Though really, you could replace Eckler with a rolled-up sock and it'd be an improvement. And I know that I'm at least twice -- and possibly three times -- the writer that a sock monke is.

As for McLaren -- ugh. How much longer is her Carrie Bradshaw Lite commentary going to play out? Does her editor even read her column?

So how do we land these gigs? What say I write you a letter of reference, and you write me a letter of reference, and we'll see what happens?

9/02/2006 8:55 PM  
Anonymous wineva said...

When you have writers like McLeah cross-promoting their novels and Becky Eckler, who has an honorary doctorate from the Sock Puppet School of Journalism, it gets a little incestuous. And don't even get me started on Shinan Govani from the National Post - the bitchy queen gossip columist shtick has been claimed for life by Ted Casablancas from E! Online

I've been out of the print writing/editing biz for over 20 years - I did my time in the Ottawa media trenches as an arts writer before I discovered the joys of web design but I'll give you both letters of recommendation for what it's worth :>.

Now the new buzz is videoblogging... check out http://amandaunboomed.blogspot.com/ for the blog of Amanda Congdon, the reigning queen of videoblogging. A videocam and a blog and anyone can be a star!

9/02/2006 9:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The way you get a job like McLaren's is to have a mother who is a senior editor at the Globe - i.e. Cecily Ross.

Slushpile has a following. She needs to impress this fact upon potential agents who will in turn impress it upon publishers. If people think you can move paper, then you're good.

9/03/2006 9:27 AM  
Anonymous paddywacked said...

I don't know - do you really think the Globe and Mail is the place for Slushpile? No, I think Ms. Slush would have to come up with something new. She certainly has the talent. I mean, Eckler? How ridiculous! Mclaren? She's blonde!

Let us start a letter-writing campaign. A way to pay the lady back for the hours we (I) spend loafing around here.

9/04/2006 10:01 PM  
Blogger trophycase said...

What about pimping your blog? I've read that Dooce lives off her blog writing. Is that something that's possible for you?

9/10/2006 12:43 AM  
Anonymous Kimberley said...

Eckler is currently blogging for Maclean's magazine on the film festival party circuit and it might be the absolute WORST blog I have ever read. Inane. Filled with spelling mistakes. As always, it's like it's written by an 11-year-old girl. Funny, it's the only blog on the site where you can't leave a comment.

9/12/2006 7:18 AM  
Anonymous paddywacked said...

http://www.canada.com/nationalpost/info/contactus/thankyou.html

Send a note to the National Post suggesting that they give Slushie a column. Give those Globe girls a run for 'their' money.

9/16/2006 11:28 PM  

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