The Bottom Drawer Magazine Preview
I was playing with a magazine idea for my blog last year quite a bit. My goal was to have something by year end and it wasn’t quite where I wanted it. I thought early this year would be fine. Well, I’ve kind of dropped the ball on it and haven’t done much with it this year. I have about 40 pages put together so far with some tweaks needing done still.
My idea behind it was to have a growing magazine. I’d add articles to it each year. Some that were posted to the blog during the current year and then some new ones I hadn’t posted yet. Then I’d add in some new images to old posts and potentially rewrite or add to the old posts too.
Then I got to thinking that a lot of people are viewing content on their phones. How well will a full magazine page be readable on it without zooming in and panning around a lot? Probably not the easiest. So it seems I need a platform that will change the magazine based on the device just like websites are supposed to do. Since what I was building the magazine in doesn’t change with the screen viewing size I put a pause on the magazine. It got me a bit discouraged with working on it for that reason.
I’ve also been contemplating maybe a one time fee for it just to help with the expense of blogging. Thought about doing an introductory price and then I’d up it after a week or two, so that my regulars would get a discount on it. Kind of making it a little bit of exclusive content, but not something that one would have to pay monthly or yearly for.
My initial survey about a general underwear and swimwear magazine had a good amount of interest. Now I don’t know if one just based on my blog is of interest. I know free was more the going rate for content though. You can at least check out a portion of what I’ve put together. Download a pdf of a few articles in it including a summer bonus from 2021 that I did not post to the blog. Get it here.