December 31, 2007

2007 Magazines

This post has been over a year in the making. I first got the idea back in November 2006 when I commented on the number of magazines I found myself accumulating. That observation was a continuation of a May 2005 post in which I documented my unread magazine stack. With the short history lesson out of the way I present this post. For all of 2007 I kept the two piles I talked about in 2006. The result, I read about half of the magazines I got by height.

The pile on the right is the magazines that I read in 2007 while the pile on the left is unread magazines. Both are just shy of the 10 inch mark with the read pile a little shorter. The one thing that surprised me is that unlike in previous years almost all of the magazines that I received I paid for either directly or indirectly. One magazine that I didn't pay for made up about one third of the unread stack even though it was a thin weekly one and they finally stopped sending it about half way through the year. In the fall I didn't renew one subscription for a magazine that predominately ended up in the unread pile and will let my subscription on another magazine that is mostly in the unread pile lapse when it next comes due.

Out of curiosity I also weighed all of the magazines. They came in right around 55 pounds. I'm sure if I did the same thing with physical junk mail and catalogs it would be just as bad. One of the reasons that I'm a big fan of GreenDimes and have been for awhile now. With that said this week's recycling bin is going to HEAVY!

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November 30, 2006


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