Magazines or no

The past six months I’ve been subscribing to Swedish Elle. Now they’ve sent me a letter telling me my subscription has run out, and ask if I want to renew it.

The problem magazines face these days is the competition they get from the Internet. My favorite blogs write articles that are at least as insightful and interesting articles as the ones you’d find in any traditional magazine, and it’s free. Not only that, but you also get updates several times a day instead of just once a month. Of course, this also means that the information is much more up-to-date on a blog than in a magazine.

What do you guys think? Do you still read mags as much as you used to, or do you go online instead?

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14 Responses to Magazines or no

  1. Heba says:

    the last time I bought a magazine was 4 years ago and it was cosmopolitan
    and like you said why will i buy a magazine every month if i can read daily reviews and updates online

  2. Cinz says:

    Call me old fashion or traditional but i still buy mags up to this day altho i dont buy it frequently. But i went crazy last month and bought 3 mags – Marie Claire, Elle US, and a Japanese fashion mag! lol…..there’s just something i enjoy about flickin thru each page and holding a magazine in my hands while sitting comfortably on my bed or my train rides to and from work. I also go online to get fashion news but i really get tired of clickin thru pages by clickin “Next” and reading from my desk.

    Great question btw:)

    Cinz

  3. Mikaela says:

    I love Magazines!! :)

  4. Sephira says:

    To be honest I read a lot more online. You can even read the magazines online these days :P But I love the feeling of having a magazine in my hands and I ALWAYS buy magazines when I travel. I love the small travel edition magz. Now to be honest I’ve never been a big fan of danish magazines/swedish ones. I prefer the british and american they are even more up-to-date.

    But uhm yeah I think if you like to read their articles then yes, re-subscribe!

  5. Emma says:

    Jag är inget fan av svenska Elle jag läser hellre Amerikanska annars så läser jag mest bloggar eller besöker tidningarnas hemsidor…

  6. Leia says:

    Oh, I much prefer blogs to magazines! Like you said, I am still getting great information, it is free and accessible at all times, it’s being updated regularly… blogs are just a wonderful medium! I do still subscribe to a few magazines, though, which is nice because they offer a variety of topics all in one places (i.e. recipes, fashion, home décor) where most blogs are focused on one topic.

  7. Although I have a makeup blog which I update several times per day and my own on-line makeup magazine, I still like to get magazine from time to time. Mostly because I love to look at the photos of makeup in print, that inspires me. I actually really like to look at the makeup in advertising, hope I can do that one day, too.

    So I like Internet for instant and honest information and magazines for prints and images that I can take anywhere with me. So, yes, I would continue the subscription if I were you. Blogs and magazines are just different things for me and I don’t even compare them :)

  8. Kara says:

    I still read lots of magazines, actually! You make a good point, but I just don’t get the same satisfaction from reading on a computer as I do from real paper. It has a lot to do with the physical feel of the paper, that I can touch the pictures, fold pages and even cut stuff I like out. You get none of that on a blog
    I love blogs too though! Especially Swedish Love Affair :)

  9. Chiara says:

    I don’t really like magazines. To me, they always seems so so empty. They print articles on real issues, but then they only scratch the surface and say things i could have thought up myself. At least, that is the case with Dutch magazines.
    The only magazines that i like are Glamour UK and Cosmopolitan UK. Somehow i really like UK magazines. They only problem is that they are rather exspensive in my country.
    Last week though, i got a subscription to the dutch Red Magazine, because they had a great offer where you get 4 OPI nailpolishes plus the magazine for less than you would pay for two of the polishes. So i just bought it for the nailpolish :P
    And on holidays i like to buy foreign magazines, even if i can’t read them.

  10. Mimmiiiss says:

    Besök och kommentera gärna min blogg! :)

  11. Styleabaad says:

    I am a huge blog-junkie! However, in our home I think we subscribe to 6 different magazines (like Vogue, Nylon and W Magazine) so I love both! However I’d say I spend way more time reading blogs than reading my magazines… especially now when I have an iPad.

  12. Susie says:

    I love magazines, but between blogging, keeping up with my favorite blogs, and responding to reader comments, I don’t have time anymore!

  13. Madeleine says:

    I never read magazines, unless I get them free from mum/friends. I am much more into reading blogs because it is a better source of inspiration then any magazine ever can be.

  14. porco.rosso says:

    Don’t you think most of the magazines are becoming more and more stupid?
    I used to read polish edition of Glamour, but recently its quality got worse: those shallow articles (“how to look rich” (!?)) , “cool” language, ads on each page.
    It it the same in Sweden?

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