The Blurb started way back in 2001 as a hand-coded web magazine. Many of those early iterations are no longer readily available thanks to hosts going out of business or changing formats. However, the National Library of Australia’s invaluable Trove project has archived much of it. To access these, head over to https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/33694469?q=theblurb&c=article&versionId=41442129
Things have thankfully progressed since those days, and we now operate as a curated blog providing reviews of arts and entertainment available to Australians. We’re basically a collective of volunteers, working together to bring you the best in popular (and sometimes, high) culture. Just to be clear, no one at The Blurb gets paid. We all do it for love, not money. Over the years, we have provided a start or outlet for many young (and some not-so-young) writers who have gone on to bigger and better things. If you’d like to be involved, send an email to our editor, David Edwards at editor [@] theblurb.com.au
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