“Parenting is a tough business. Run a search for parenting information, and you’ll uncover thousands of books, hundreds of magazines and legions of self-proclaimed experts.
There’s a reason for such volume: No two families are different. The same advice that could apply to one family could just make the other family worse off than before. Parents need a way to narrow down the information. If they really wanted the best advice, they’d be best off searching for their parenting magazines online.
Search engines success
Print magazines must hit a wide audience to cover their print and postage costs. As a result, they must adopt a more general view of parenting and family issues that the parenting magazines you find online. Furthermore, there’s only so much space in a magazine, and only so many topics than can be covered from month to month. Suppose that you’ve got a pressing issue, and the print magazines aren’t covering that particular topic that month. What are you going to do, wait until they feel like attending to your needs?
Online publications break the categories down far more thoroughly than print publications ever could. The pages of the magazine at your local bookstore will likely have broad, generic titles that give little indication of their contents. Parenting Magazines found online could have nothing but articles tailored to your particular problem.
Let’s say that a child begins showing bad behavior, and you can’t figure out why. A basic parenting magazine might offer a few quick discipline tips. A parenting magazine online might cover various types of learning disabilities and behavioral problems, so that you can properly make a diagnosis. And if you do find a problem, there are many parenting magazines online that would cater to nothing but dealing with that disability.
Something Borrowed, Something New…
But what will you find inside these parenting magazines online? They used to be full of poor writing from amateurs. That has changed for several reasons.
First off, online publications now offer the same pay rates as print magazines. However, online magazines also pay the writers much faster, so many freelancers prefer to work with them. Secondly, online writers now have a much better idea of how the web works, and know how to properly write for it. The first generation of web writers wrote log tracts of text, but today’s writers know they should stick with short paragraphs.
But who’s talking about different content? By subscribing to online publications, you sometimes get the same content as print magazines for a lower cost.
Many parenting magazines published online use lots of reprint material from their print counterparts. The difference is that the articles are in electronic form, which makes it far easier to find the information. If you were still dealing with print publications, you have no other option than to sort through a mountain of back issues. Talk about progress!”