Tuesday, January 7, 2014

I've Got News for You!

Admittedly, I was that last holdout gal, the one who wanted a hard copy newspaper over the online news. Then I became a hybrid student, doing part of my coursework online, and I started my blog. That meant a lot more online time for me, and it became natural to sit down and check the news first thing in the morning, when I sat down at the computer.  Hubby's in love with his iPad and iTouch :rollingmyeyes'cuzIcan: ;) so he reads a good deal of his news online now too.

I'm one who will give something away or throw it out (depending on what it is) if it's taking up and wasting space. If it's useful (and sometimes even if it's not) hubby likes to keep things, even if we're not using them. For our newspaper subscriptions, that means we've got stacks of papers piled up and taking up our space. To help fix the problem, we didn't renew our WSJ subscription, and we're letting the Barron's run out.  In the meantime, we've got this to deal with:

It's going to take awhile to get through those stacks!

It's going to be awhile before we get through those stacks!  But I know hubby doesn't want them tossed, so we'll get through them.  The news will just be months-old by the time we get to the bottom of the stack. What a big change though, for both hubby and I.  We've both loved reading a hard copy newspaper for as far back as I can remember.  I am very surprised I prefer the online version. It is faster though, and it doesn't make a mess. ;)

How about you? Do you prefer the hard copy newspaper, or do you like the simplicity of the online news instead?

64 comments:

MikiHope said...

I seem to prefer on line news these days--I was never very comfortable reading print newspapers-having to fold them every which way but loose cause they were too wide for me to handle! I still prefer real books-but have been reading on my computers Kindle also--

Janine Huldie said...

I used to swear I would never read on tablet or such, but now it is the only way, I do, especially books, just so much easier to get them online then have to go to the store with two little ones to buy another book.

Sandee said...

We do both. We always get the newspaper delivered as hubby loves to read the paper. We can also catch lots of news on the computer all day too. Both are great, but I'm guessing at some point the printed version will go by the wayside.

Have a fabulous day. ☺

Melanie Scout said...

I don't read the news (it makes me cry), but I do love books. I still much prefer the real thing, and if it's something I love I will most definitely acquire the hard copy. The convenience of digital versions, however, can't be denied. So, I'm a fan of keeping them both around!

Masshole Mommy said...

My parents still get the paper, although I hear that the Boston Globe isn't doing so well with physical paper sales compared to people reading the news on their online site. A sign of the times I suppose.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

I used to tell everyone I'm not reading a book that isn't a book none of that kindle for me - that was until I got one and realised that it calmed my book OCD and now I hate reading 'real' books as I get them messed up so I'll buy a book and a download of some lol. x

Pat Hatt said...

Wow, good luck getting through all of those haha prefer online too, cheaper, faster and less hassle

Robin said...

We don't even get the newspaper anymore at home. I guess that answers that.

Cathy Kennedy said...

We both read the news online. Occasionally, I will buy a couple of copies of the Sunday newspaper just because it's good to have newspaper for doing somethings like wrapping glass or using for packing or what have you. I wouldn't want to subscribe because that would mean a lot of extra clutter. We have tons of old catalogs and magazines piled up waiting on DH to filter through them before trashing them. It drives me nuts sometimes, but it'll eventually get done. lol Happy New Year!

Rea T said...

haha on your second paragraph rosey, it seems like you are describing me & my husband too! hilarious!

but yeah, i like reading online (paperless), huggies♥
rea
ps: goodluck to getting to the bottom of that stack...☺

Kristi Maloney said...

I definitely prefer online news, I am like you....less mess is best! But I do like to look through the occasional magazine. :)

Casey said...

I get my news online now simply because it's more affordable, but I definitely prefer a paper copy. While I understand the "green" benefits of getting my news online, there is just something about holding a tangible copy of a newspaper or book. I guess I'm old-fashioned!

Theresa said...

I really prefer online reading now. I'm kind of torn on sale ads though. I really like having the hard copy of those, but even lately, I find myself tearing through them online.

Isabella Grey said...

We get a free paper from the county, and her have literal PILES of them.

Karen Glatt said...

I live with my elderly Father and my sister who is his caregiver. She helps me a lot. But my Dad is 83, and he must have a hard copy of the newspaper. My sister tried to get us to read it online, but my Dad and I have to have a hard copy of the newspaper. I love to read the ads and do the puzzles. I will never change and read the paper on the computer, I just do not enjoy it. I am glad you do though! It does save a lot of money to read online.

~ Noelle said...

we do most all reading like that online...
but - i will be the last one trying to get a printed book.
love them tooo much ;)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

We buy the Sunday paper every week.

alissa apel said...

A little bit of both. Travis wanted a paper sent to us everyday. That's overkill to me. I just want a Sunday paper.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I do like online news. Back in college I used to get the WSJ in hard copy, but haven't subscribed to a hard copy news paper since then!

Chatty Crone said...

I love reading the news with the paper addition! I really don't like reading it on the screen some place. Love coupons to cut out too. Sandie

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

To tell you the truth... I don't read the news. We used to get the newspaper delivered to our home, but no one read it so we stopped. I don't go online to read the news either.

Joyce Lansky said...

But, how are you going to do art projects without newspapers?

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Sandy Cain said...

I am a throw-back to older times (back when dinosaurs roamed the earth!). I must have a daily, physical newspaper, we get the New York Times delivered daily. I don't mind reading news online, but there is nothing like spreading out with all the sections of the Times and taking it all in, especially on Sunday.

Dana said...

My husband reads online newspapers. I do, too, from time to time. :)

Brian Miller said...

i get my news online...i still read hard copy books though...you wont get me out of that anytime soon...smiles.

Lawna Noe said...

I prefer online newsfeeds. If I do get a printed copy, I throw it away as soon as I read it.

Carla said...

We get most of our news online, and a little bit on TV. We get a free paper every week that is open long enough to pull the ads out, then the rest is usually immediately thrown away. Ha. Same thing when we buy the Sunday paper. My little kitten doesn't let us read the paper, so it's easier that way. Every time I've tried to read it since we got her, she jumps on it and tears it up.

V@ said...

I do most of my reading online today however I still read the newspaper on Sunday morning with coffee! Don't seem to want to give that up.

Colette S said...

We have tons of magazines that my hubs receive too. I want them gone. It's not like he reads them and they take up so much space.

I like clean space.

I rarely read the newspaper and prefer to peruse the news online. But only because my allergies attack the newspaper or vice versa :)

Nicole A. said...

I have that problem with books. I love turning the pages. My husband just got me a Kindle, I'm adjusting. It's kind of nice.

becca said...

i'm old school i still prefer my newspaper and book in paper form

Santa Claus said...

ho ho ho I need paper ho ho ho

Holy Ghost Writer said...

Got rid of newspapers long ago

Pam said...

We still get a physical paper delivered for the coupons, but we read the Atlanta Journal online.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I get what little news I need online. It sure beats having newspapers accumulating. I have enough old magazines to go through, tho. Someday I'll get to the bottom of that stack!

Anita Breeze said...

Things sure have changed, I used to subscribe to a morning paper and an evening paper. And I would also watch it for an hour at 6pm. I rarely watch the news anymore, I prefer to feed my mind with positive messages.

Anonymous said...

I do not read either to be honest, nor watch the news. It got to be so depressing I stopped and find I get updated in the important things from friends/family and blogs

Maria said...

OMG toss them out!! If there is anything important take a picture with your phone and save it to a specific file.

RACHEL TaoOfPoop said...

Oh, I relate to your dilemma! I really like a hard-copy too, but hate them laying around and feel bad about the paper ending up in a landfill. We went newspaperless a couple of years ago and probably won't go back....but I miss it! There's nothing like that FEEL of it in your hands. Our kids will never understand!

M Clark said...

I like both, I like the hard copy, but I also prefer the simplicity of the online version. The best thing about the online version is that it does not take up space. If there was a way to have the hard copy version without it taking up so much space then it would be the clear winner for me.

BabsProjects said...

I am news junkie, so I will get it anyway I can. My DH was the one who swore he would never read news online and that he needs his paper in hand. Guess who is reading news online now.

Chubskulit Rose said...

I read news paper once in a while whenever we visit my father-in-law as he has a lot of it. I do however read new online more often.

Binky said...

Still old fashioned and reading a real newspaper. Though it keeps getting thinner and thinner. And I tend to hear of breaking news before I read it in the paper. I guess their relevancy is nearing an end.

Melissa Bo said...

I do read more of the news online now..more than the paper. But I do like to read the paper sometimes!

Lady Lilith said...

Ouch. Sounds like a messy job to deal with. I remember what a hassle it was to get only one paper. I cannot imagine the stacks you have to deal with.

Eileen Richter said...

I have a thing yet about need a book to read and not thinking I would ever get used to a reader. But newspapers and magazines stacked up make me CrAzy! Hubby gets several and one that is a sports type newspaper. They are always all over waiting to be read. He is that saver...I just want to purge it all! So (shhhh...) when he goes away on business I take half of it away, from the bottom of the stack and recycle it. He is not nearly gone enough. Lol. (well, I just want him gone so I can sort and toss or sort and donate or recycle. )

Le-an Lai Lacaba said...

I prefer both, but I do agree that the hard copy ones can be a hassle to keep around the house.

Launna said...

I used to read the hard copy of the paper for 10 years... than I became too busy and they were unreliable... I catch on line whenever I can ;-)

Michelle Garrett said...

I can relate. I renewed my paper subscription last year but my life is so busy that they quickly piled up and I realized I was still heading to those same sites online to read pretty much the same information that was in the piled up papers. I didn't renew and we used the papers as gift wrapping paper :)

Kay Adeola said...

I like to have everything online so does my hubby i find it a waste of money to get newspaper etc delivered i have enough with all the packaging with products i get let alone piles of newpaper lol.

Ashley Gill said...

I get the Sunday paper for the coupons but otherwise I read my stuff online or watch the news at night. Good luck tackling those papers! I have a stack of magazines that goes up to my thigh that I say I'm going to read, but I never do! haha

Secondary Roads said...

I get my news online. We get two or three "free" papers each week. One has a good section on our local news.

Amanda McMahon said...

I read.both online and real . paper . newspapers.

Dianna said...

Boy I too am one that gave up the paper for online--it was hard-- but in the long run its been a help for me-- one less clutter to clean up

Fabulous Perks said...

Technology is taking over. I also look forward to the newspaper of the coupons.

Onica MommyFactor said...

I also prefer to read the hard copy of magazine and newspapers but like you said they can begin to stack up. So now I just browse online. Not as fun but keeps the clutter down

The Frugal Greenish Mama said...

I still prefer paper over online but it is far greener to read online :)

Mrs. Sergeant said...

For me nothing will ever replace the wonderful feel of a hard copy piece of literature, but because it helps the earth a little bit more I'm learning to like e-reading... Maybe one day I'll love it, but I doubt it.

Cheap Is The *New* Classy said...

Wow, that is a lot of papers. We used to get paper subscriptions and switched to online, too. It's a lot less trouble. :)

Mel@Mellywood's Mansion said...

I'm strictly online I have no space in the house or in my bins :)

marielle said...

I only read the paper that is given to us free when we take the metro station and that's rare lol I go online for my bit of news! =) Good luck going through your pile!!

Amanda Love said...

I get my paper delivered and have to be honest I very rarely read them..sometimes they stay outdoors except for the Sunday ones.

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

We stopped getting the hard copy because no one reads it... I don't read the news online either.

Anonymous said...

I used to love getting magazines, but I have a stack of magazines that I have yet to read so I let the subscription run out Eventually I'll get to the magazines and get rid of them but I won't make that mistake again.