Well, here's a warning to Country Home.
I love you and I will try my hardest not to get a subscription to you, but you are about the only one left out there.
So please take care of yourself, ok?
I swear I didn't get that subscription! But I think I must have some kind of power because I read on This Young House that Country Home has just been CANCELED!
In the New York Times story announcing the cancellation it states that the magazine with a circulation of almost 1.3 million had 25% fewer ad pages last year than in 2007. In addition, the magazine, in a way to keep circulation high started to charge subscribers less. According to the article:
"In the first half of 2008, the most recent figures available, single-copy sales, usually at the full $4.95 cover price, were just 71,000, and subscribers paid an average of $1.05 an issue. Six years ago, Country Home had single-copy sales well over 200,000, and the average subscription price was $1.51 an issue".
So, from this day forward, I will try to refrain from fawning* over any magazines on this blog, no matter how well ($$$) they seem to be doing or how long they have been in business.
Because as Uncle Ben used to say to Peter Parker, "...with great power comes great responsibility".
*See, it would be impossible to never mention them.