Magazines were something I thoroughly enjoyed as a kid. I loved Popular Science and Popular Mechanics, and I always gazed at other magazines like PCworld and other magazines to do with Mac’s and other stuff that was technology related. On top of that I read Automobile and also Car And Driver. But do I still read those magazines?. Lately they have just been sitting in boxes in my closet collecting dust. The magazine I read now is blogs on the internet. Okay, well, I also write on this one. Could man simply write their own magazine back when the Internet didn’t exist?. Heck no.
There are also “online magazines” which are magazine articles placed on the magazine publishers website that you require a paid subscription to view. I see an article on alot of these magazine subscription sites and there is a button you have to click on the bottom of the article saying “Subscribe to see the whole article”. Of course, the article is cut off and you only see a preview of it. But you can Google search the same article and find it simply reworded or paraphrased some where else on the internet, leaving you the option to read it for free otherwise, without paying that subscription fee.
Some magazines are still popular and many people still read them I think, same as TV still being popular these days. But both those things are fading, and websites with content are replacing the content in Magazines and TV. These content publishers are seeking new ways of bringing their content to the web, on our computers. But so far they have not reached me. My TV is on Youtube, and in other blogs like mine. I read it all on my Desktop PC, Smartphone and Laptop.
Ever since blogs began in 2001, since then 160 blogs have formed into existence. Of course, they are all written by people like you and me, some not. But most of them are all free to read. How do some of us bloggers make money?, advertising. But if you are still a magazine fan, put a comment in below and share what you think of this big transition.