I used to read a lot of magazines. I don’t read as many anymore, and it’s probably because of sites like Google News, Digg, Metafilter, Cre8asite Forums, and bloglines.
I’ve been wondering why, and one of the reasons may be that I can stop in the middle of a paragraph, open a new window, and find out more about something I’ve come across in an article online. I can’t do that with an ink and paper page.
I also can’t ask the author a question, look up other things that they’ve written, leave a comment, read comments from others who have read the article, and cut and paste what I’ve read into a text editor and quote it in something I’m writing.
I was tagged by Barry Welford in a blog meme that is going around, to share which magazines that I read. A couple of years ago, that would have been pretty easy. Now, it isn’t. I’m down to a handful.
Here are three that I buy primarily for the music CD that comes with them, but also enjoy for the reviews that they include:
These two I read because its good to read some stuff about the Web offline:
Search Marketing Standard
Website Services Magazine
And, this one is a free local magazine that does a nice job of talking about coming events:
No blog meme would be complete without tagging others to have them share what they read, and I’m actually curious about the reading habits of the folks that I’m tagging:
What magazines do you read?