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Let’s stop bashing Threads!

pcraine | Posted in Feedback on Threads on

Just want to remind everyone, in defense of the Threads editors – Carol and Judy have *plenty* of stuff keeping them busy.<!—-><!—->

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If you read the masthead on the magazine, the staff of Threads is really really small: about 8 people (maybe even less) run the magazine.<!—->

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We’re not talking about a magazine like Rolling Stone, which as a huge staff of writers and editors – everyone at Threads wears at least 3 hats, as far as I can tell. <!—->

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I remember when my husband and I had a condo, and I was doing my 3-year stint as a trustees.  Some of the other owners felt that it was part of my job to implement their ideas.  So whenever someone suggested something, I’d say “Good idea!  Why don’t you investigate that and report back to us at the next meeting?”<!—->

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You’d be amazed at how fast most of these ideas just withered away.<!—->

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So ideas are great – but if we really value Threads, then we should step up to the plate and propose something and help them get it off the ground.<!—->

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This is a tiny tiny special interest magazine – it’s not Rolling Stone.  There’s only about one degree of separation between the editors and us readers. <!—->

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Phyllis

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  1. SewTruTerry | | #1

    Phyllis I agree with you and hope others will too.  I understand that the magazine can not be all things to all people and hope that those that are doing the loudest grumbling will understand and at least appreciate what the editors are doing for us.

  2. SewingWriter | | #2

    It's also worth pointing out that discovering you've outgrown a magazine isn't necessarily a bad thing.  After all, Threads (and every other sewing magazine) is always looking for new writers with new ideas. There are so many talented people giving away free advice on sewing forums all day long.....imagine doing the same thing and getting paid for it!  A note to the international community: with reliable shipping and electronic communications, you can write from anywhere in the world.

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