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I would hope the magazine would have a lot of substantial, cutting-edge information and not just glitzy ads. I recently subscribed to Martha Stewart Living and was extremely disappointed with the first issue I received. It has very little practical, useable content and a TON of ads.

I can't speak much towards the content, but I doubt Martha Stewart would be disappointed to hear the magazine had a ton of ads. That is how the magazines make their money, not from the subscriptions. You need the subscriptions (and newstand sales) in order to entice advertisers, but your $14 subscription is not what makes money for them. Although, like I said, you need one in order to get the other.

And there should be an ad / edit ratio. Based on ad page forecasts, editorial should plan how many pieces / pages they are going to run. Maybe just the topics in that issue didn't interest you and that's why the ads seemed so overwhelming.


Jillian

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Ahhh...yes, they did take down the percentages. This way Martha can choose which ever magazine she chooses to do and not by popular vote.

I am sorry to damper the enthusiasm here, but I don't trust that woman and have no faith in her integrity. :angry:


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Ahhh...yes, they did take down the percentages. This way Martha can choose which every magazine she chooses to do, and not by popular vote.

I am sorry to damper the enthusiasm here, but I don't trust that woman and have no faith in her integrity. :angry:

Oh i agree with you. I was thinking this the other day, i really doubt she would have this magazine anyway cause of all the drama with her daughter a few months ago with her talk show and celiac. She is going to pick whatever one she wants she dont care what we have to say lol. I will keep voting jsut because tho, but im afraid to see which one she will pick in the end.

paula


gluten, casein and soy free

on low carb/low sugar diet

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I thought the same thing at first, but Martha is a business woman. She's gonna go where the market is, and there is definitely a market for a food magazine for allergies, etc.


Osteoporosis, and sacroiliac arthritis diagnosed 32 yrs of age.  Chronic low wbc, Severe constipation, Migraines, severe GERD, multiple miscarriages, Sjrogen's disease, positive ANA, thyroid nodules (hyperthryoid), fatty liver disease with elevated enzymes, low vitamin D, low protein, IBS, SIBO, Discoid lupus, mulitple food allergies and massive hair loss.  I left my career because I was too sick to keep working, and it was devastating because I couldn't apply for disability without a diagnosis.  My daughter was a preemie and she has Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and had a positive ANA and Rheumatoid Factor at 16 and now has been dx'd with Hashimoto's.

 

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Oh i agree with you. I was thinking this the other day, i really doubt she would have this magazine anyway cause of all the drama with her daughter a few months ago with her talk show and celiac. She is going to pick whatever one she wants she dont care what we have to say lol. I will keep voting jsut because tho, but im afraid to see which one she will pick in the end.

paula

That's why I posted the other day that it will take a lot more than a few votes on a blog to get this magazine published. It take millions and millions of dollars to make a publication of her quality; and a bunch of votes is not going to be the deciding factor. It will entice them to do more market research and find out if this truly is a real market and worth investing in, but this alone is not going to do it.


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Ahhh...yes, they did take down the percentages. This way Martha can choose which ever magazine she chooses to do and not by popular vote.

I am sorry to damper the enthusiasm here, but I don't trust that woman and have no faith in her integrity. :angry:

From the begining I was a little weary of the percentages. They would always drop during the times I would check in. Another member explained it has to do with how things are calculated but that didnt make sense to me.


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Did my daily vote at 5 AM today and have to report that the site no longer gives a percentage of each category of votes....somehow someway they must be on this forum noticing that we're talking about the vote percentages and they took that part of their site.....

As to the pets - there are a couple of great magazines already out there: Dog Fancy and Cat Fancy magazines which do an excellent job already. I wonder if there are more gluten free people than pets in this country?

If they *are* on this forum then hopefully they will look around and see what so many people have to deal with on an every day basis. Remember that a successful business does not find a good product and then try to get people to buy it. A successful business finds a need and fills it. ;)

Martha *is* a successful business woman.


Sandi ~ learning to live in a world obsessed and infested with wheat.

"You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows" probably was not referring to us . . .

"For the love of money gluten is a root of all sorts of evil, and some by longing for it have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs." (apologies to 1 Timothy 6:10 (NASB)

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Did my daily vote at 5 AM today and have to report that the site no longer gives a percentage of each category of votes....somehow someway they must be on this forum noticing that we're talking about the vote percentages and they took that part of their site.....

This isn't the only forum talking about it!! Every allergy/sensitivity forum I'm on is buzzing about it. I've even peeped into some I am no longer active in and they are discussing it.


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Milk free (all forms) since 1991

Feingold in 2003

First gluten-free round 2007

Now entering full time Gluten free, egg free, almond/peanut free

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Ahhh...yes, they did take down the percentages. This way Martha can choose which ever magazine she chooses to do and not by popular vote.

I am sorry to damper the enthusiasm here, but I don't trust that woman and have no faith in her integrity. :angry:

I too will have to question her integrity if the mag doesn't win and some princess pup thing does. It didn't even cross my mind until the % were taken down.


Shellfish free since 1980

Milk free (all forms) since 1991

Feingold in 2003

First gluten-free round 2007

Now entering full time Gluten free, egg free, almond/peanut free

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From the begining I was a little weary of the percentages. They would always drop during the times I would check in. Another member explained it has to do with how things are calculated but that didnt make sense to me.

Percentages can drop if another category suddenly has a higher percentage of the vote. That can happen even if we have more votes than we did previously.

I too will have to question her integrity if the mag doesn't win and some princess pup thing does. It didn't even cross my mind until the % were taken down.

Hey I still have hope! :P Maybe they are just having trouble with the software, or maybe...hmmm...there's some other explanation (?)


"Let food be thy medicine, and let thy medicine be food." - Hippocrates

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Percentages can drop if another category suddenly has a higher percentage of the vote. That can happen even if we have more votes than we did previously.

Hey I still have hope! :P Maybe they are just having trouble with the software, or maybe...hmmm...there's some other explanation (?)

Hope is good. I'll keep hoping :D


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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Maybe they are just having trouble with the software, or maybe...hmmm...there's some other explanation (?)

I am thinking the response from the food allergy/intolerance community has been so overwhelming that we crashed the system :lol:

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I am thinking the response from the food allergy/intolerance community has been so overwhelming that we crashed the system :lol:

:lol: MAYBE WHO KNOWS BUT I HAVE NO..........NO............QUESTION IN MY MIND THAT THEY ARE CHECKING OUR FORUM. THEY DID IT BEFORE ON WITH THE DAUGHTERS ISSUES.......THEY SAID "THEY READ ON A FOURM" SO GUESS IT ALL DEPENDS ON WHAT MARTHA DECIDES TO DO. I THINK TAKING DOWN THE PRECENTAGES SHOWS ALOT ABOUT THE WOMAN........

AS FOR THE ADDS.....WEL THEY MIGHT DIG UP MORE VENDORS WE DON'T EVEN KNOW ABOUT --SO IT WILL BE EASIER FOR US TO FIND NEW PRODUCTS.......BUT I'M LIKE MOMMA GOOSE.........DON'T TRUST HER ONE BIT.............BUT I'LL BUY THE MAGAZINE IF IT HELPS ME AND IS EXCELLENT QUALITY AND SOMETHING I CAN USE.


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I don't know--I could be completely off-base here, but the first thing I thought when I noticed the percentages were gone was--here we go again....another company ignoring the gluten-free issue. Now they can say anything they want about the outcome of the vote.

I hope I'm wrong :) I'd be first in line to subscribe, though, if this should ever happen.


Patti

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"Bloom where you are planted"--Bev

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I think they took the percentages down to build up anticipation for the announcement tomorrow. There would be no reason for us to watch the show if we all knew who won ahead of time. Have faith, grasshoppers.....

I personally would love it if it had tons of ads in it. I love to read about new products. And the more manufacturers see that there is money in it the more products they will make.

KEEP VOTING EVERYBODY!!!!


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Dx 8/05 via bloodwork and biopsy (total villous atrophy)

13-year old son Dx 11/05 via bloodwork and biopsy

Daughters (16 and 5) have tested negative via bloodwork

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Someone please post the results tomorrow!! (for those of us who are at work with no tv, but of course can check on here to see the results)

-Jessica :rolleyes:

I think they took the percentages down to build up anticipation for the announcement tomorrow. There would be no reason for us to watch the show if we all knew who won ahead of time. Have faith, grasshoppers.....

I personally would love it if it had tons of ads in it. I love to read about new products. And the more manufacturers see that there is money in it the more products they will make.

KEEP VOTING EVERYBODY!!!!


Jessica

Gluten Free since 12-31-2002!!

Kansas

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I agree, I think it was for anticipations sake. They do i for all the shows that air with voting results, they want us to watch the show! And why not? Makes sense to me! I have faith, lets keep voting, there's no harm in it!


Emily- Diagnosed with Celiac in 2007, Gluten-free Casein-free/Organic Diet

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PS. Results don't air until TUESDAY! :)

"Vote for your favorite idea as many times as you'd like (once per day) through Thursday, February 7. On Tuesday, February 12, Martha will announce the big winner live on "The Martha Stewart Show." Be sure to tune in to find out which idea Martha will be bringing to life. Select your favorite idea from the poll below:"


Emily- Diagnosed with Celiac in 2007, Gluten-free Casein-free/Organic Diet

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I don't know--I could be completely off-base here, but the first thing I thought when I noticed the percentages were gone was--here we go again....another company ignoring the gluten-free issue. Now they can say anything they want about the outcome of the vote.

I hope I'm wrong :) I'd be first in line to subscribe, though, if this should ever happen.

I thought this too...that it's all a staged gimmick and they never intended to follow the results of the poll in the first place. Doing a food allergy/intolerance magazine to them probably seems too complicated and now they want to back off by not showing the voting results each time a vote is cast - or their vote counting system can't count that high :D

All the ideas are nice ideas, but are not as important as food allergy/intolerance issues. Somehow I get the feeling that she's going to go with scapbooking.


Husband has Celiac Disease and

Husband misdiagnosed for 27 yrs -

The misdiagnosis was: IBS or colitis

Mis-diagnosed from 1977 to 2003 by various gastros including one of the largest,

most prestigious medical groups in northern NJ which constantly advertises themselves as

being the "best." This GI told him it was "all in his head."

Serious Depressive state ensued

Finally Diagnosed with celiac disease in 2003

Other food sensitivities: almost all fruits, vegetables, spices, eggs, nuts, yeast, fried foods, roughage, soy.

Needs to gain back at least 25 lbs. of the 40 lbs pounds he lost - lost a great amout of body fat and muscle

Developed neuropathy in 2005

Now has lymphadema 2006It is my opinion that his subsequent disorders could have been avoided had he been diagnosed sooner by any of the dozen or so doctors he saw between 1977 to 2003

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Isn't there an area that you can write a little bit about why you voted for a certain topic. Perhaps we should back up our votes with the importance of why.

I'm going to do that shortly.


Lisa

Gluten Free - August 15, 2004

"Not all who wander are lost" - JRR Tolkien

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morning all

Lisa i went on and read the comments last nite.............i would guess that 95% are all for food allergies. Lots of really good documentated reasons.

gave me alot to think about. i thought of writing but went to bed......... :o:lol:

will be interesting to see how this turns out on the 12th

judy


Judy in Southern CA

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Isn't there an area that you can write a little bit about why you voted for a certain topic. Perhaps we should back up our votes with the importance of why.

I'm going to do that shortly.

Were you able to vote today? I can't find it!!!


Kelly

Hubby diagnosed 4/06 by scope/biopsy.

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