that sweet spot
So I said I was looking for some inspiration, and then I came across this terrific interview with Penny Martin of The Gentlewoman on Three Thousand, via the epitome of quiet. Love the honest and thoughtful way she addressed the questions - she doesn't seem condescending, and it's so easy to sound that way when you're trying to set the tone for something.(Good questions from the interviewer too.)
I started off liking but not loving The Gentlewoman because it felt a little self-serious in the first few issues but I love that it's found its pace and I look forward to every issue. I do wonder if the very qualities I find appealing - personality-driven, exploring subjects and issues through the lenses of the women they feature - would also be the ones that limit its potential as a magazine. But I think that's a challenge Penny Martin would appreciate: how to relate to people and yet be true to the magazine's vision, and keep people coming back for more.