Terri Sapienza’s new regular feature “Blogwatch” in the Washington Post showcases different design blogs each week. This weeks piece focuses on the veritable avalanche of bloggers (including myself) who profiled the upcoming Drew Barrymore edition of Domino Magazine.
Thursday, March 20, 2008; Page H02 Our picks to click this week: Domino magazine‘s April issue with cover girl Drew Barrymore is the subject of postings on numerous blogs, including Surroundings ( http://www.chameleon-interiors.blogspot.com), Desire to Inspire ( http://www.desiretoinspire.blogspot.com), Girl Meets Glamour ( http://www.girlmeetsglamour.blogspot.com), Habitually Chic ( http://www.habituallychic.blogspot.com), Sfgirlbybay ( http://www.sfgirlbybay.blogspot.com) and Style Court ( http://www.stylecourt.blogspot.com). Each blog features the same “sneak peek” of images from the Barrymore story. Could this full-court blog promotion, incited by the magazine, be the result of criticism it received last month on the design blog Decorno? Check out its “Open Letter to Domino Magazine” here: http://www.decorno.blogspot.com/2008/02/open-letter-to-domino-magazine.html. ———–
Could be. Or, it could be that the magazines are realizing the power of the blogs to push public awareness. Hooray for the bloggers! On the other hand – do the bloggers risk becoming shills in the glow of magazine attention and, as in this case, all end up profiling the same content at the same time? And where does that leave our individual voices? On the third hand – maybe we all just really like Drew Barrymore…Favorite Tips for a Well-Decorated Home? Click here!