This is a magazine. It comes in the mail. It is printed on paper. You can hold it in your hand. You turn the pages. Does anyone. . . anywhere . . . remember these?
I have long been a magazine lover. And while I have learned to enjoy reading on line, I would much rather cozy up in a chair, with a cup of tea and read the "real" magazine.
How to Read a Magazine (Glenda style)
Step one: While I am brewing my tea, I quickly go through the magazine and remove all those small cards that are advertisements.
Step two: If I have time, I tear out every page that has advertising on both sides. (Sorry to the folks that paid so much money for those adverts, but I do not read them.) You will be surprised how much lighter your magazine is, and easier to read.
Step three: Peruse the magazine. I look at the pictures, the article titles, noticing which things I am most interested in reading. Then I put the magazine away for another day.
Step four: In a slow and leisurely manner, I go through the magazine a second time. This time, with pen in hand, I read the entire magazine. (Not necessarily in one sitting.) As I read, I mark any ideas I love, want to try, or want to share with someone else. If there is something that requires action (I want to order it, send this article to a friend, etc.), then I turn that page down.
(notice that I have circled two ideas on this page)
Step five: Now, I go through the magazine a third time and re-read all the pages I marked or turned down and act on them. I order the cookbook, I tear out a small idea I like and glue it in my idea notebook, I mail the article to my friend etc. If there is a complete article that I love, I tear it out and put the whole thing in plastic page protectors and add it to my notebook.
Look at this cute picture that I saved . . .
And there you have it . . . How to read a magazine - Glenda style.
What is your favorite magazine? Come back Monday, and I will share mine.
image credit: cover and scanned page - Better Homes and Gardens