Puzzles that Fuel My Passions

Why I Love Publishing a Magazine

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I Love a Good Brain Teaser

I started looking back at all my so-called passions over the years and I realized they were all a good brain teaser. I mean if you look at the list of things I would call a passion it stands out pretty clearly:

  • Cooking/Vegan Diet
  • Crocheting
  • Graphic Design/Editorial Layouts
  • Photography/Food Styling
  • Massage Therapy
  • And so much more.

Creating Custom Puzzles

I used to work on puzzles with my grandma growing up. We also played a lot of games like cribbage, Skip-Bo, dominos, and Yahtzee. I can see now how I tried to fill that void in my adult life. It was probably one of the things that pushed me into returning to school for graphic design at the age of 30.

Hello Magazine World!

About halfway through my degree, I began to imagine publishing a magazine. Self-doubt kept me from doing so for nearly five years, but the pandemic is what finally pushed me into it. While I had worked as a graphic designer and marketing assistant in the magazine industry, I had never acted as a creative director, publisher, or editor in chief. The joy I felt was astounding when I started putting together the first issue of The Chews Letter, a digital and print on demand magazine about food. It was the biggest brain teaser and custom puzzle I had ever worked on in my life. I was hooked.

Small Business Puzzles

Coupled with the fact that publishing a magazine allows me to piece together a puzzle with every issue, owning a small business just fuels the fire. There are so many puzzles in a small business that you often find yourself feeling perplexed, but I quite enjoy that feeling.



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Lisa Anderson

Lisa is the Publisher & CEO at Lisa Anderson Media. For publishing opportunities visit lisaandersonmedia.com.