Monday, December 29, 2008

Welcome to Bridge the Gap!



Hello Hello!

My name is Lauren and I run an online zine called Shooting Stars Mag. You can find the link to that in the right hand sidebar. The zine is all about entertainment, and this blog will be very similar...except Bridge the Gap won't have anything American (or nothing completely American). Shooting Stars Mag, on the other hand, might have some non-American posts but will be mostly American.

The reason I'm trying to separate the two is because as an American, I find it kind of annoying when other countries get all of our things (music, TV, music, etc.) and yet, we hardly ever get the things they produce. Shooting Stars Zine, as I said above, is all things entertainment and I'll post just about anything (even cross-posting things from here if people want me too), but Bridge the Gap is simply for those other Americans out there looking for more foreign types of entertainment and news, as well as those who aren't American and would like to hear about the things that hit more close to home.

Again, I'm an American teenager and I don't know everything about other countries out there, so I'd love any input, ideas, or help. If you want to hear about something, let me know! I'll even try and get some non-Americans to guest post so you can see an insiders' view of a topic, so to speak.

I want this to be fun. I want to share the things that I've found and love and hopefully help myself and others learn more in the process. After all, America isn't the only country out there, and I know I'm definitely not the only person who wishes we saw more from others.

Thanks for reading this and I hope you stick around. Follow the blog however you wish, keep checking back, and remember: I'm an American Girl Blogging about a Foreign World.

~Lauren

8 comments:

Khy said...

I so agree that it's not fair that we get their music. Most of the CDs I wanted for Christmas aren't available in the US. -angry-

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Khy: Exactly! I wish that it wasn't as hard for people to "make it" in the U.S. I'd love to have other countries movies, shows, books, and music.

-Lauren

Melissa said...

Nice idea for a blog. I was you once; a teenager looking for things that were "different." My motto was "if it's popular, it's not for me." I went so far as to leave the country for a while because I wanted to see things I've never seen before. Anyway, I have a blog for people who love Great Britain. Stop in when you get a chance. www.smittenbybritain.com

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Melissa: Thanks for the comment! I love finding new things and exploring what others have to other. I just like a variety of things, from the mainstream to the unknown. It's fun.

I'm definitely going to check your site! Sounds intriguing. :)

-Lauren

Nymeth said...

It's so cool that you're doing this, Lauren. If you want any recommendations of books, artists, etc from Portugal just let me know.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Nymeth: Aw, thanks so much! I'm really glad you think so. I will definitely keep you in mind. Feel free to drop me a comment or email if you ever think something should be featured or it would be something I'd like....I love ideas and gives me future posts!

-Lauren

Evie said...

Sweet idea for a blog.

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Evie: Thank you!! Please keep stopping by and expressing your thoughts. :)

-Lauren