I do a lot of reading, but I just get too many magazines, and there’s no way I can read them all.
They pile up leaving me with hundreds of pounds of paper that I ultimately recycle. It is, plain and simple, quite wasteful.
Several other people have told me the same thing. Somehow, the offers of a low subscription rate lure me into a positive response when the publisher tempts me with one of those cards that falls out of the magazine. How can you say no to an offer of a monthly publication for a full year that costs just $5?
I wish I could say that the reason I get so many magazines is that I’m trying to save jobs in the paper and printing industries – more magazines means more paper production. But it’s just not true – I guess I’m a patsy for a good deal on a publication.
I can say, however, that because I write a weekly column, it’s important to assimilate as much information as possible. These magazines help foster column ideas. My feeble mind isn’t fertile enough to come up with topics on my own.