Journal reading (the posh way of reading a mag)

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?

  1. £2.50. Although this isn’t 100% accurate, a journal is often more money than a magazine.
  2. Magazines have free gifts, I can’t imagine selvedge giving out a free crochet purse kit. (but you never know)
  3. Paper quality, a journal has nice paper, and…
  4. Journals often smell like a new book.
  5. There are no tip pages in Journals – No images of a middle aged housewife suggesting we use old t-shirts as dusters.
  6. Lot more writing in a journal.
  7. Magazines have sob stories, the people in journals have perfect lives.
  8. The pictures in journals were taken by someone who can take good pictures, rather than the housewife with the duster.
  9. You can afford a magazine subscription.
  10. Magazine subscriptions come with a half decent free gift.
  11. There are no “how to make” sections in journals, just How I made it (and I ain’t sharing) articles.
  12. 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.

Published by bettyvirago

Betty Virago is an award winning textile designer. Based in Yorkshire, England, and known for her Northern Folk dolls and the Quilts of Hope project.

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