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.


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 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...

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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