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20 Articles a Week

The last advice of the article that Karen sent us was:  read.  The author of  Want To Be Taken Seriously? Become a Better Writer, reads one book a month and 20 articles a week.

I got the one book a month under control, probably more.  I love to read.  I try to get through my weekly magazine every week but some how I think I’m way behind.  I have not even started reading Design magazines. Although I do read articles online.  Does he really read all those articles or does he skim them?  Besides he is an author, so he writes and reading would go along with that.  I’m trying to create art so I look at a lot of art to get ideas.   Not that I disagree with his advice.

I did read a few articles today while waiting.  I was looking to see how my favorite magazine ended their articles.  Do they have summaries?  I guess a little more than I did.  But they always have a parting short.  So maybe I just needed a one line summary before my parting shot.




  1. I do not read as often as you but I have recently broken into a magazine subscription to PRINT magazine. The articles are extremely informative and discuss topics I want to read about (new trends in design, hot new typefaces, and that months best book cover). Maybe once you start finding articles that challenge you as a designer, you’ll fly through them, easily breaking through that 20 a week challenge.

    Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm | Permalink
  2. Aubrey Anthony wrote:

    I wish I had more time to read but I just…don’t know where the time goes. I don’t subscribe to a daily newspaper or magazines anymore because I realized I was just cutting them up for art projects. However, I downloaded an app, Flipboard, on my iPad and its awesome. It has pretty much any major publication organized in an extremely beautiful and seamless layout that involves “flipping” pages to navigate through articles. After searching the phrase design, I discovered a ton of new design blogs and resources. Definitely check it out if you get a chance. I know it’s supported on Apple, not sure about other platforms.

    Monday, March 4, 2013 at 7:39 pm | Permalink
  3. Jesse Noel wrote:

    I tend to do a lot less personal reading while I’m in school, but I still read 5-6 articles a day. I’m with Aubrey, I don’t spend much on newspapers or magazines anymore because they always end up with swiss cheese, and I read the majority of my articles on my phone or computer. If you use RSS like with Google Reader it’s easy to find interesting, relevant topics.

    I find that I really skim most of what I read, and will back track a bit when I feel like I’ve missed something. I imagine this is what most speed readers do, and it enables me to read more than if I carefully read every word.

    Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 7:25 am | Permalink