So a while ago I said Scott Steel was asking the wrong question when he wanted to know why women didn’t subscribe to Crikey. And I said I’d signed up to a free trial to see if it had improved since last time I looked. That was on the 20th of August. It’s now the 31st and I haven’t read a single one. Why?
Well, for starters there are around 25 items in each daily email. Obviously – hopefully – they don’t think I’m going to read each one, but you’d think something would appeal? Even the articles on the media make my eyes glaze over. I wanted to read them, but all I could see was blah blah blah.
Perhaps I’m being a bit harsh. After all, I’m typing this through a haze of aches and snot, with a midden of used tissues at my feet. I’ve read the argument about women being too busy, that after their roles as employees, carers, menu planners, house cleaners, nose wipers and crazy sexpots, they simply don’t have enough time or energy to read Crikey, but I don’t buy it. If it was good, they’d make time to read it. Could it be that Crikey is just another email, rather than the essential reading they like to think it is? Have I just ensured I’ll never work for them? Does pseudoephidrine make you ask rhetorical questions?
Anyway, looks like I just saved myself $150.