Over the last few years I’ve been frequently asked why I write for Popular Woodworking Magazine. The conversation usually begins something like, “Someone with your experience could write for any magazine they want, why Popular Woodworking Magazine?” Now that I’ve joined the editorial team, that question has been cropping up a lot more. Because I am an editor, and this is the Editors’ Blog, I thought I’d answer the question here.
From the beginning I saw several reasons to write for Popular Woodworking Magazine above all others. As a contributor (someone who writes articles but is not part of the full time staff) I saw a great diversity in the subject matter covered by the magazine. Having traveled all over the country exhibiting at woodworking shows and doing presentations at woodworking clubs, I’ve gotten to interact with lots of readers of the magazine. One of the things I noticed early on was that the readers were as diverse as the topics covered in the magazine.