Tonight, I tried to visit readymade.com only to be redirected to Better Homes & Gardens website. Silly or not, that discovery is fighting to ruin my night. I’m so tired of good publications being put out of business by mediocre ones. This is just one more in a long line of casualties. It’s depressing.
Hundreds of advertising-driven magazines exist in spite of useless content, and the ones with great content can’t seem to live long, no matter how adoring their fans. While I love the internet and technology, never once have I’ve wanted to read a magazine on a screen.
If nothing else, this is a great reminder that I need to put my money where my mouth is. I immediately headed to the Kinfolk Magazine site to purchase a subscription. This is one publication that I want to live on, for a long time. I’ve picked up an issue here and there, but tonight, I’m happy to give my money in exchange for a quality product.
Moral of the story: If I don’t actively support the ideas I love or admire, they may cease to exist. Specifically, I’m thinking about magazines, local businesses and artists. Even good ideas require funding.