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Blogging, the new fan magazine — 19 Comments

  1. Sally, what a fun connection to the heyday of teen magazines and idols. At one time there were more teen idols to go around, nothing like the Justin Beiber’s etc., but that’s okay too. I’m looking forward to see what you will do here. Augie

  2. Welcome to the world of blogging! I remember avidly reading Tiger Beat. Not sure if that’s what inspired me to be a journalist, but I incorporated some of the ideas into the school newspaper when I was the editor.

  3. Great topic for a first blog, Sally. I guess I go back a little farther than you do. I remember reading about the Everly Brothers, Frankie Avalon and several others, and there were contests to win a date with a rock and roll singer. I even belonged to a couple of fan clubs. And I remember a local girl who won one of those contests.

  4. What’s interesting is today’s teen mags are printed on glossy, quality paper in full color. The ‘zines from the ’50s-70s were on cheap paper with mostly B&W photos. Over the years those “disposable” mags are now collectors items. But will today’s computer savvy kids save their paper ‘zines?

  5. Sally, What a great tie-in: teen magazines and the Internet. It is a way for people of all ages to keep in touch with what’s happening with their favorite stars or writers and their characters. It will be fun to see what Sandy has to say.

  6. Nice blog, Sally. I must admit, I had not made the connection. I didn’t read those early magazines. But the Internet certainly expands the reach, and allows for instant feedback. Thanks for the post.

  7. Sally,
    I remember the teen idol craze. I enjoyed a lot of the groups but I was madly in love with The Beatles, especially Paul McCartney. Oh, how our tastes change as we grow up!
    Nice blog!

  8. What a colorful blog, Sally. I didn’t read the fan magazines but I loved the music of the mid to late 50s and my new memoir is peppered with song titles and lyrics of that era.

    I’m going to enjoy reading your posts!

  9. Hi, Sally! Fun looking blog! I read “Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper” and really enjoyed it. Loads of nostalgia. Can’t wait to see the next one!

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