a place for zinesters - writers and readers
This may be greatly shadowed by the fact that I was never really a perzine writer and had no interest in being one, but how is making zines not speaking into the void as well? What's the ratio of responses to how many copies you put out?
Don't be mistaken, every once in awhile, there is a zinester who comes along and acts as though the whole point of zines is to either be popular and/or make friends with the popular zinesters to raise their profile or score a book deal with Microcosm or even a larger publisher. A lot of people do put a lot into their blogs and it's not just about hits or a fucking Technorati score. It's a forum to write about something you care a great deal for in the end, just in a different medium.
And Mikelle is right, some people do put a lot of work into the layout of their blogs.
I would say that to me a zine gives you more of a sense of accomplishment when you are done wheter someone reads it or not, whereas with a blog I really only feel accomplished if I have readers.
"transcending the blogosphere"
Dan 10 Things- Cool, it's great someone got something tangible out of this!!! Hey what's your blog address?