Portland — Maine, Too Magazine, stylized as “ME Too,” is being put on permanent hold without ever having made it to newsstands.
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The new magazine was designed as a “sequel” to the existing Maine Magazine. The success of the original was so enormous, it spawned Me Too as a follow-up.
“It’s a little play on words. It’s the second magazine, so it’s ‘Maine two,’ but it also tells the stories of people living in Maine in short, bite-sized bursts similar to Twitter posts,” according to the press release.
“Each story is limited to 280-characters and followed by the hashtag #MEtoo.”
There’s no shortage of Maine, Too stories to be told.
“In fact, we were overwhelmed by the response, but decided those stories were better left to the vibrant world of social media,” it read.
The premiere issue focused on a South Portland eatery serving aesthetically pleasing scallops, designed specifically for people who love to blog or Instagram about food.
“This ginger-blasted sea scallop, brought from the depths of the cold Atlantic by the same fisherman you might meet at a locals-bar, is a locavores dream,” read the description of one of the many photos.
Other stories included a quick trip to one of Maine’s year-round inhabited islands, with breathless descriptions of the trivial difficulties some of the people living there willingly endure.
The magazine had been scheduled for a March 8 premiere.