Hold the front page....
This weeks post is more of a 'do we still like to buy feature'. I want to know whether it's still popular to buy magazines. If you ask Mum from the Brew she would say yes but she does buy them for the puzzles and we both have a TV guide every week.
That's as far as I go though in regard to a mag. I don't really like typical women's magazines as I think it's all a bit 'last season' to me. They can tend to make people feel less positive about themselves. There are so many diet tips and medical items you become obsessed with losing weight or end up a hypochondriac. I think there's too much pressure to look like some of the people pictured in magazines and some of the articles are just a waste of time.
I did used to buy Cosmopolitan for a while as they always used to ask questions or have articles that you couldn't find in a Woman's Own. I realised though with Cosmo and a lot of other magazines that I was paying a lot of money for adverts rather than any quality information. I alway find myself picking a magazine up and then completely changing my mind. Taking a look around though in my local supermarket it seems that you don't buy the mag, you just have a good read and then put it back. We've all stood next to those people eh?
I can't see the point now as I tend to look for info on the internet. If I want a recipe they are there at the touch of a button and for free. A magazine is just something you have sitting on a coffee table for months, maybe used as a coaster and then chucked away. I do like a bit of a flick through a magazine in a waiting room but that's ok if they are not five years ago out of date. I've been known to be sitting waiting for a dental appointment looking forward to my six monthly look at Hello magazine, hoping to see a good wedding pic of Harry and Meghan but then end up finding myself reminiscing over William and Kate's, I mean blimey, they've had three kids since then.
I suppose people do still buy them, downloading them onto a kindle isn't the same, you can't swat flies with a kindle or get your free gifts on there so real magazines do have their purpose On the flip side though it would save on waste, we don't even need to collect them anymore as everyone uses Pinterest. I wonder if there will be a day when magazines do disappear from our supermarket shelves, well books are still available so it comes down to personal preference.
Let me know if you still like to buy a magazine and which one (go steady now) I would be interested to see how popular they are now.
Thank you for reading today, I will be back tomorrow with a Verse for Thursday but for now take care.
What to Buy Wednesday
From May 2020 I will be writing a poem about something I may have purchased or would like to purchase.