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Tuesday, 18 April 2017

7 Magazines for Bloggers.

In a challenge to be more productive outside of the blogging scope, spending more time with my head more into reading something that scrolling social media seems to be the perfect antidote at the end of the day. Magazines sometimes feel 'out of date', a thing of the past and something not a lot of people spend their time reading these days. With the digital age people find it a hell of a lot easier to read topics their interested in online, because they are so quick and easy to access but also because magazines can be full of advertisements which leaves little actual writing structure to the publication. 

I still read quite a lot of magazines, I find them so aesthetically pleasing and when I just want a quick read of something different from my latest novel then magazines are the solution to that. 

Recently I have collected together a few of my favourite magazines to show you, some are old and some are new favourites but all in all magazine publications that I would hand on heart recommend for my fellow bloggers to get stuck into. They are also great props for that blogger flatlay too. 


Blogosphere Magazine
This is the one publication that most bloggers need to get their mitts on if they haven't done so already. Blogosphere is now in it's 4th year since it's beginning back in 2013 and serves as an essential for bloggers to get some inspiration, understanding in the blogging community but also to find new blogs to explore and love. I've got my hands on every magazine from it's beginning and to see how it's developed into quite a chunky publication is pretty damn awesome! 

As I don't engage in a lot of Fashion or Beauty blogging on a daily basis the magazine definitely serves as a purpose for me to do that with the recommendations of some much loved blogging individuals in those specific niches I don't dip my toes into. I've also had a couple of my tweets and Instagram photos published in the pages of this publication too! The founder of the magazine Alice is also super duper lovely and very supportive of each blogger individually and in a community that continues to expand it's good to know that somebody has your back. 

Debut Magazine
This magazine is a new love of mine after discovering it through Jemma's (Dorkface) blog a while back. It's described as the UK's first career and lifestyle magazine highlighting women in the media and creative industries and I absolutely love it. The issue I picked up recently was focused on the topic of self-love and it does just that in it's focus on girl power, confidence and positive vibes in their short interviews with like minded girl bosses out there. 

The publication is quite small and easy to carry around with you, it's also full of beautiful imagery too. One part of the magazine I particularly loved was their playlist page were they share what to put on when it's time to get moving, I now have every song on that page in my motivation playlist. It is £4.50 an issue which can seem a bit on the pricey side but I can assure you that it is well worth the purchase. 

NME 
If there's anything that is a good shout, then it's a free magazine which contains the latest news and gossip about the music industry. NME is a fab free magazine that is released weekly, small in size but perfect to pick up with enough content for your daily commute. Whenever I'm in the city centre I will make sure to pop by my HMV store and grab the latest issue I can get my hands on. It contains some great little reviews on the latest releases too and gives you a round up of the week's best gigs. If you love Music then definitely give this a read. 


OH COMELY
This is the most pricey magazine I got my hands on, the OH COMELY publication started as the bedroom project of three university friends which is now being produced by a small publishing house. It focuses on stories, film, music, fashion, mischief and ideas, becoming the perfect publication for women to dive into. I loved the topics within the magazine, each of which really sit well with me and engage me completely. I love at the beginning of the issue there is a short phrase of words, in the issue I recently purchased it's focal point was strength and I really enjoyed it. I also love their feature on what they're reading, including Roald Dahl's Matilda which was music to my ears. This magazine feels very much relevant, I will definitely be purchasing more of these in the future even with their price tag. 

They do have a blog that you can pop along to were some of their magazine articles are actually transferred into blog form for you to enjoy, however I urge you get the real thing in paper form. It's also a great magazine that could live happily on your coffee table for visitors to enjoy whilst you go and make them a cuppa.

COSMOPOLITAN
I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with Cosmopolitan, I don't always 100% agree with the topic they write about and the way in which it's written but it always seems to end up in my hand, especially when it's only being sold for £1. However what I do like about reading Cosmo is their section 'Self Made' which focuses on a girl boss and how they obtained their career, it's the one page that I always flick straight to when I get hold of the magazine. Also a lot of magazines like Cosmo get stick for the amount of advertisements within it's pages, I definitely agree that they are far too many and it is probably why I don't enjoy the magazine as much as I could do. This magazine is better suited to the fashion and beauty bloggers out there, or the occasional lifestyle blogger. 

GLAMOUR
Glamour is very much like Cosmopolitan for me when it comes to these kind of magazines, it's content can be on point and very enjoyable whilst on other occasions it can be off the mark and I'll lose interest in the issue rapidly. I definitely enjoy reading Glamour for it's latest news and article on the hottest trends, from make up, hair and beauty so that if your like me and barely read bloggers who deliver this content then Glamour is a great quick fix for the latest. Whilst also again this is a publication that has a lot of advertisements within it, it also has some great sample products for you to try in it which are great if your looking for the latest beauty product to purchase. This magazine is definitely suited towards fashion and beauty bloggers to enjoy.

EMPIRE
Being a huge fan of movies I've been on the lookout for the perfect magazine solution to get my fix of the latest Movie news and also some features on TV & Streaming too, especially if your a huge lover of Netflix too! Empire is reasonably priced for it's quality in content, even more so if your wondering whether to see that film you've seen on TV recently. I know I need honest pre-reviews on some films I want to go and see so Empire is definitely a reliable source for that. Movie fans will really enjoy this magazine if they don't so already, I really like their specific features on films too, developing some understanding into how they're able to create big blockbuster films in various locations. I really enjoyed my first issue of Empire so will be definitely purchasing it again in the future. 

Tell me if there's any magazines you enjoy, if they're not on this list then definitely give me some recommendations to check out. I'm thinking of beginning to do some reviews on specific issues I read to give a more in depth overview of what I've enjoyed and not so etc etc. 

thanks for reading,








62 comments:

  1. Never read most of these magazines and glad that i found this post. The Empire magazine seems interesting for me.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed the post babe, Empire magazine is fab especially if you love films!

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  2. I love this post! I'm gonna have to start reading some of these awesome sounding magazines!

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    1. Oh make sure you do, there's so many good ones out there atm! :)

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  3. I stopped reading magazines after Company stopped publishing and I recently bought Glamour but I flicked through it and barely read a thing. I do like the sound of Debut though but my only issue with magazines is that they're pricey and I don't feel like they suit me. They're definitely good for flat lays though! lol.

    Cat | www.whatcatsays.co.uk

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    1. Magazines like Glamour are quite difficult to get into, I just don't know how to get engaged in them more regularly it's weird. I think you'd like Debut, it's so good! xx

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  4. Love Magazines, definitely my kinda post :D sharing it ahead to spread the word!

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    1. Ah thankyou, glad you enjoyed it! :D xx

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  5. Wow this is such a good post! I am definitely gonna sunscribe to the Blogosphere one, sounds amazing!

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    1. Definitely to subscribe to Blogosphere, their subscription packages are awesome and the publication is great for bloggers! xx

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  6. There's an Australian magazine called Frankie I would highly recommend getting a hold of! Usually in bigger WHSmith's or indie shops :)

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    1. OOOO I've heard of this, I might have to scope it out when I'm next in WHSmith's! :D

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  7. As much as everyone loves to read online, I still sometimes prefer the feel of magazines. (They're easier on the eyes, too!)

    Blogosphere is definitely one of my favorites. Glad to see it on the list!

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    1. Yeah and they distract me from using social media so often so they can be an absolute god send! Ah good, Blogosphere had to be on the list when I wrote this, it's so blooming good! xx

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  8. I also have a love/hate relationship with Cosmo - Some things are absolutely AWESOME where as other sections leave me rolling my eyes.

    Britt | http://alternativelyspeaking.ca/

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    1. Hi Britt, I definitely agree! Some sections are definitely eye rolling, I wonder what they're thinking when they are writing it though and what their direction is. xx

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  9. I love reading magazines. They give my ideas for my blog posts. I have never read Blogosphere Magazine, but it sounds quite interesting to me.

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    1. Oh Lorna, get your hands on Blogosphere it's so worth it for more blog inspiration! x

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  10. My favs are anything diy and decor related. I'm a big fan of better homes and gardens magazine

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    1. I do enjoy a good decor magazine not going to lie but it would only influence damage to my wages! aha! x

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  11. This is really fantastic post ever. I'm also a blogger and sometimes, get stuck in ideas. These magazines are really tremendous sources of inspiration. I used to read Cosmopolitan, it seems to more suitable to dynamic lifestyles. Not much to get from it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Ah thankyou, glad you agree they're great inspiration ideas! xx

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  12. This is a super post. I wish we got these magazines here in S.Africa, especially Blogosphere. It sounds great. We do get Cosmopolitan but I find it a waste of money at my age. How do you keep track of your blog posts? https://shirleycorder.com/plan-purpose/ #atozchallenge

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    1. Yeah Cosmo seems to run out of steam when you get in your mid 20's, i'm 25 and just don't connect with it as much as I used to but it can be a great source of inspiration for beauty and fashion bloggers!

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  13. When I studied Fashion Journalism at uni I was lucky enough to go behind the scene of Cosmopolitan and Oh Comely. I didn't see much just offices and a corporate building. It not as glamorous as you think.

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    1. That's really interesting, I'd love to see behind the scenes of magazines!

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  14. The magazine Blogosphere looks really good, I've never heard of it before!

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    1. You'd be surprised with how many people actually tell me that, Blogosphere is awesome!

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  15. What a cool list! Some are familiar but I haven't heard of some of them like 'Blogosphere'! I definitely will be checking that one out. Cosmo and Glamour are my faves already!

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    1. Yes definitely check out Blogosphere, it's well worth a read! xx

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  16. There's only four magazines I pick up each month; Blogosphere, Your Cat, Glamour and Cosmopolitan. Glamour and Cosmopolitan are definitely hit and miss; some months great, others not so great. Their latest issue picking on beauty bloggers? That was a definite miss. x www.aimeeraindropwrites.co.uk x

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    1. Yeah it's weird how up and down their magazines have become over the years! Yes I've heard about this article, I think it's sometimes best for magazines to keep some opinions to themselves! xx

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  17. Loving the magazine choices, definitely going to pick up a few of the above mentioned. The self-love issue sounds interesting, we could all use more me-time. Debut Magazine also hosts regular networking events.

    Tajinder | www.musicgeekonline.co.uk

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    1. Ah good glad it's sparked interest in some of the publications for you! Oh does it? love the sound of that, networking events are so beneficial! xx

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  18. This is a great post! I do read magazines, but only Red & some random interior magazines. I love a good success/inspiration story & particularly like the sound of Debut. I might even give Cosmopolitan another try just for for the girl boss feature. I stopped reading most magazines years ago because of the hideous amount of adverts, but like you, I love the imagery!

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  19. I've never heard of blogosphere before! I need to check it out! Thank you!

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  20. Oooo so many great suggestions here!!! I love cosmo. I'm always sharing articles onto my fb page!

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    1. Oh good, it's a really good way of sharing ideas and things your interested in. It's something I want to do more of in the upcoming months for sure! xx

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  21. OMG so many suggestions haha how do u get time enough to read all that? I wish I could!

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    1. You'd be surprised how little time I spend on my blog to read magazines and books, I prefer them! aha! xx

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  22. I am a cosmopolitan girl fporever.I love their presentation and the finger on womens pulse approach.Interesting list.

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    1. That's really interesting your a big cosmo magazine fan! :D x

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  23. Thanks. I didn't even know they had a blogging magazine! I've also never thought of getting my inspiration from magazines. Sounds like a great idea.

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    1. Yeah it's been around a while, you'd be surprised how many people have heard about Blogosphere but those who haven't either! It's a really good idea, I'm usually motivated to discuss something from a magazine than I am in traditional media tbf! xx

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  24. I was looking for somethig like that. I need more post ideas.


    elogiosamislocuras.blogspot.com

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    1. Ah that's great, hopefully this post helped to interest you in reading more magazines! xx

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  25. Some lovely magazines here. I keep meaning to treat myself to 'oh comely!'. I highly recommend 'Simple Things'. Its my favourite for seasonal wonderfulness <3

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    1. Oh I've never heard of 'Simple Things' so I will definitely check it out, I'm going to look for some more magazines to read and chat about over the upcoming months so there will be a part two in the pipeline ;) xx

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  26. This is one of the best post I've seen in a while. Ive been looking for information like this. Thanks and great blog. X

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    1. Ah thankyou Sia, really appreciate your lovely comment! :) xx

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  27. AHHH I really want to check out Blogosphere. It looks like it's packed with great content.

    Becca

    www.15bex02.co.vu x

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  28. Great to know. I only know of one of them. Will look into the others. Thank You !!

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  29. Magazines totally inspire me when I am hitting writer's block. Thanks for these ideas!

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    1. Ah no worries Brittany, writer's block is the worse but I hope this did give you some ideas to help you :) xx

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  30. Some great finds here Emmie. I need to pick up a copy of Empire I think - be good to keep update with all things TV and film. Also, loving the sound of Debut. Will definitely be checking that one out! :)

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    1. Yeah definitely, I really liked how it touched on TV as much as it did Film, I'm not a fan of the traditional TV mags so this was useful. Glad you enjoyed the post lovely :) xx

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  31. This is a cool list! Obviously, a couple of these like Glamour and Cosmo I knew, but the blog magazines I have never heard of before. Very cool. I love magazines, mostly fitness mags, but I have noticed many are full of filler and fluff nowadays. I'm really interested in Blogosphere :-)

    ~Laurali Star

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    1. Ah yeah magazines are full of advertisements now which is annoying if you really want to discuss specific topics and it's nice to read something which isn't online but in paper form! xx

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  32. I love reading magazine Emmie and still opt for paperback over kindle! I've never come across Debut or Oh Comely so will definitely keep a lookout for those! Maggie xx

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    1. I'm so glad there's someone else out there who is opting paperback over kindle, it's so much better isn't it?! Yeah make sure you keep an eye out for them, they are so good! xx

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  33. Thanks for sharing these! I like the sound of Debut magazine, I'll have to check that one out :)

    VioletDaffodils
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    1. Yes do definitely cjeck them out Violet, there are some great things out there to read and help inspire blog posts too! x

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