A couple weeks ago, Jessica of My Style Vita asked readers, “Do You Still Read Magazines?” As a long-time magazine lover, I nodded emphatically yes. And ever since, I’ve thought about it every time a new one has shown up in my mailbox.
But like her, I’ve had an up and down relationship with magazines. I LIVED for them in middle and high school. I can still remember how proud I was after I convinced my mom to get me a subscription to Rolling Stone. I’d read it cover to cover and think I was the most knowledgeable music fan to ever live (remember, I was in middle school).
Those first of the month mail calls were the best and I’d spend hours on my bed tackling my mom’s left over stacks of magazines. Everything from People to InStyle to Entertainment Weekly to Vogue. If there was a magazine around, I was reading it.
My love stayed strong all the way through college where I splurged big time on that US Weekly subscription. I just had to know what Paris and Nicole were wearing on their weekend bender’s with Lindsay Lohan. It was an obsession.
After college, I think I subscribed to every fashion magazine on stands but quickly realized there was no way I was going to be able to keep up with them. So slowly I cut down on what I subscribed to. But in the last year, I’ve slowly found myself re-subscribing.