Magazines I Like: a new feature

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New feature time. I decided it would be a good idea to share magazines I like, because of the sentiment I read a lot on the Internet about how ‘magazines are dead’. I beg to differ, I think they are are alive and kicking. Now, I admit in a not too distant future that the paper magazine may go the way of the dinosaur, but until all this technology gets sorted out it’s our job to keep the mags we like healthy and alive. If not, they will go out of business before the transition can be made to whatever magazines are gonna be in the future.

I also hear so much about how the Web is ‘free’, but people need to realize it’s really not free. So much of the content that is on the Web is recycled from magazines and newspapers. What will there be if all the mags and newspaper go out of business? I know I couldn’t afford to keep up with Indie Fixx if I didn’t get some revenue from it. I’d need to make money somehow. And so do the content makers at mags and newspapers.

So, to that end I will periodically be sharing magazines that I subscribe to or purchase at the newsstand that I’m fond of.  Maybe you will find one that you like to.

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The 1st publication I’m sharing is  Organic Gardening by Rodale Press, the premier organic gardening gurus. You may think that a magazine started by one of the founders of the modern day sustainable farming movement would be stuffy and boring. Quite the opposite though, the magazine is totally approachable for newbies and old-hands alike. I’m glad to be subscribing again after a decade long hiatus. It is helpful and practical for backyard organic gardeners like me.

4 thoughts on “Magazines I Like: a new feature

  • April 8, 2010 at 11:48 am
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    agree with your thoughts on paper magazines so much. and I love how you are finding a great way to promote the much dwindling print. Must admit, I have grown a liking to techno easy search, find, and thumb pecking convenience. But I always fall back on my need for the tactile hard copy. I find much pleasure in folding down corners of pages for referece and tearing out pages for future inspiration. Nothing compares. Bravo on this new section:)

  • April 8, 2010 at 11:15 am
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    The internet can never replace the experience of cuddling up on the couch with a slick, glossy magazine. I feel like every time I find a new favorite, it goes under. I’m still mourning the loss of Gourmet:(

  • April 8, 2010 at 10:49 am
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    Thanks for sharing this magazine. As you know we have all been on a gardening kick at DG headquarters. I am going to share this with everyone. Since I am a newbie– glad to hear it will be on “my level” as well :).

  • April 8, 2010 at 10:47 am
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    i love magazines- being able to relax and look at pics. esp to get ideas for my beadwork.

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