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It's Rae, your Editor-in-Chief and I am so excited for you guys to dive into this month's issue. With issue 6, we have finally launched themed issues. From now on, each month, we will be bringing you themed content. This month's issue is all about social media but in a way you might not expect:
We are not looking to churn out click-baity listicles about how to create rapid growth for your Twitter or Instagram account. (There are tons of really good resources NOT in the form of click-baity listicles for this information however, which we do think can be very helpful for small businesses and bloggers!) What we are looking to do with this issue is approach the conversation about social media from a wider perspective. If you are curious about how social media has changed the contemporary landscape, how social media has shaped artists and their process, where social media will leave us in 10 years and everything in between, then you are going to love this issue.
And one small side note! Do not fret, we are not doing away with series, in fact we have many more planned! So even if a series does not fit seamlessly with a theme, it will still be featured.
I really hope you guys love this change in format and I am so excited to hear your thoughts!
Editor-in-Chief of LFB Blogazine
We are a society of sharers. We spend our days posting pictures of our actions and tweeting our opinions, hashtagging the relevant words and geotagging our locations to ensure we get the widest reach possible.
Ten years after Facebook hit the mainstream, social media has gone from being a novelty way of passing time to a part of our daily lives. We’re used to spilling all, and we’re accustomed to being able to peek into the lives of others at will. Platforms have come and gone with varying degrees of influence on popular culture (we all look back on Myspace fondly, but who gives a fuck about Friendster anymore?), and the ones that have endured the longest are the ones that are constantly adapting to suit their users needs. But what happens when we, the users of these mass sharing platforms, start calling for lockdown? How will social networks whose foundations are built on connecting people with large audiences adapt to the rapidly growing global desire to restrict what we share, and who we share with?
Stay tuned for LFB Blogazine's August Issue, all about Supporting Local.
My goal is to create a young and engaging place for interested and creative minds to come together.
For you long-time readers of LFB, you will already know who I am. For those of you just popping by for the first time, you won’t. Hi there, my name is Rae. I am an ex-pat from the US living in Berlin and I created LFB (Love from Berlin) back in 2012. Back then, LFB was much more of a hobby managed between graduate course work and – once I graduated – work life.
After working in the Start Up Scene in Berlin as a UX/UI designer, I
decided to place more emphasis on blogging and photography, my other passion. At the end of 2015 in December decided to focus on LFB full time while growing my photography business along side it.
Along the way I grew the LFB team, had guest writers, and began working with my friend Vici to really build the brand. Still, for the most part, LFB was a one-woman show. It has been such an incredible ride turning a passion into a career, and now I am in the stages of expanding LFB further, starting with turning LFB into a blogazine.
In addition to expanding LFB, I’m busy dreaming up creative projects, working on my photography business, skateboarding, and spending time with friends and my boyfriend –
for me the most important aspect when it comes to choosing how I spend my time both on and off the clock is to spend it either tangibly creating the ideas I dream up in my head, or spending quality time with the people I care about doing things I love.
I am happiest when I am able to combine both, as ultimately, in every facet of my life – whether it is on LFB or otherwise – my goal is to create a fresh and engaging space for interested and creative minds to come together.
I have a lot of big goals for where I want to go personally and artistically in 2017 and beyond, and I am excited to share these hopes and dreams with the LFB community.