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Monday, 26 May 2014

Magazine vs Blogging - Lets Talk Blog Challenge

Week five starting this week of our Lets Talk Blog Challenge, It's being hosted by the very lovely Sarah Hammersley. You can have a little nosey at her blog page here http://atthebeautydesk.blogspot.ie/ 

So, out of all of the weeks, I found this one the hardest to write about, so i'm afraid this piece will be short and sweet this week. There are so many different types of magazines out there. On everything really! I don't really buy magazines, but if I do, it's normally one of those celeb based ones. Where there's pictures of Kate Mosses cellulite plastered on the front cover. It's what lures me in to buy them. It makes me feel slightly better about myself knowing celebs are just like us really. Generally, I don't buy them to read about the woman who was struck by lightening twice. It's to look at all the shiny pictures, fashion trends and different beauty products.



So which do I prefer to read? Probably blogs! I can get lost in a sea of blogs when i'm checking out a product I want to know more about. Blogging is much more personal and I find people are more likely to be more honest about a product. Also, there are a lot of bloggers out there that just blog for fun. They may not get paid to write about a certain product. So if these people are taking time out of their busy schedules to write about a piece of clothing or a beauty product, they obviously feel pretty strongly about it. Good or bad! Magazines may review a product, but rather than it being one persons opinion, you have at least two or more after the original piece has been edited. I would assume most articles are written to "sell" to the reader, so to speak. So if i'm looking for a real honest opinion on a product, i'll usually go with a bloggers opinion on things. But that doesn't mean I won't be buying magazines anymore. I just take different things from each. There is a certain comfort curling up on the couch with a cuppa, a bar of chocolate and a magazine, that I don't think will ever die 
in me. :) 

Rach Xx

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8 comments:

  1. I'm completely with you, magazines are a rare treat for me these days. All the honest opinions I need are online! xx

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    1. I bought my first mag in months the other day! Good for a gossip catch up. :) X

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  2. I don't think many people buy magazines these days. Why spend money when you can get all the info you need (and more) online?

    I love that you buy those magazines to feel better about yourself; I argued in my post that they make us feel bad, so obviously there is an anti-thesis to that in the likes of "heat" magazine where they show celebs at their worst.

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    1. I actually just read your post and I hadn't even thought of it from that side of things. You're right, in the sense that it gives younger (and older) readers mixed signals on what is ok for body image. For me, its more of a sense that celebs aren't all perfect as they are sometimes made out to be. They're normal people just like us! :) And its "ok" to have cellulite too! #winning X

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  3. I'm so glad you tackled this topic even though it wasn't easy to write about, I know it's a broad subject but you're so good to do a post on it ;) I agree, magazine articles are about selling where as blogs are written for free, by people who just love to write and want to share and I love how I take a bloggers opinion on board more then a magazine writers opinion. Many a time I've bought a product based on what a blogger said which to me just shows how powerful blogging has become.
    Sarah
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    1. I actually couldn't bring myself to miss a week Sarah!! Since I've gotten to know so many new bloggers and formed a relationship of sorts, i'd be even more likely to take on a bloggers opinion. So sad that next week is the last one! :( X

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  4. I usually get a magazine on my kindle but buying one in the shop is a rarity now! x

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    1. Oh, thats actually pretty cool!! Great to see you back by the way! :) X

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