I had a little bit of homework to do over the Easter hoildays where I was supposed to read a journal and write a report on the chosen journal.
So, what is a journal?
As I stood there, in the alse of my local WHSmith looking at the array of magazines I pondered this question. What makes one of these things worthy of the Journal title and another classed as a mag?
Here is a slightly tongue in cheek answer to that question.
What is the difference between a journal and a magazine?
- £2.50. Although this isn’t 100% accurate, a journal is often more money than a magazine.
- Magazines have free gifts, I can’t imagine selvedge giving out a free crochet purse kit. (but you never know)
- Paper quality, a journal has nice paper, and…
- Journals often smell like a new book.
- There are no tip pages in Journals – No images of a middle aged housewife suggesting we use old t-shirts as dusters.
- Lot more writing in a journal.
- Magazines have sob stories, the people in journals have perfect lives.
- The pictures in journals were taken by someone who can take good pictures, rather than the housewife with the duster.
- You can afford a magazine subscription.
- Magazine subscriptions come with a half decent free gift.
- There are no “how to make” sections in journals, just How I made it (and I ain’t sharing) articles.
- You can leave a journal on show when the Vicar comes for tea. Some magazine articles are too shocking for Jeremy Kyle.
So, as someone who clearly doesn’t read them this should be interesting.