Friday, November 04, 2011

YOUR Curler Issue 2

The second issue of YOUR Curler, the Royal Club's members' benefit e-magazine, dropped into my mailbox this afternoon. It's a good read again. I enjoyed the articles about which rules are most frequently broken at club level, and about how British Olympic and Paralympic teams are selected.

One thing that I was disappointed with is that the magazine is just nine pages, 75% of the size of the first issue. I guess though that with an 'e-magazine' having a fixed number of pages is not the problem that it would be if the publication was to be printed.

I do not subscribe to the view that there is not enough to talk about. In my years as Editor of the Scottish Curler, which had 24 pages, with very little advertising latterly, the problem was what to leave out, rather than having to search for content. But of course one of the jobs of an editor is to source content. Given that the Royal Club is losing the services of Kay Adams, the Communications and Web Content Officer, it will be interesting to see how the future of YOUR Curler develops.

There's a review on The Curling History Blog of the various curling periodicals produced in Scotland. Did you know, for example, that the Royal Club regularly published a printed newsletter in the 1990s?