Dear sisterMAG readers,
May is coming up quickly and therefore many exciting events for the sisterMAG team. A highlight is definitely the Blogging Conference The Hive, 25th/26th May in Berlin.
Therefore it is time to look back on the past year, in which we were able to visit a number of blogging conferences throughout Europe.
Exactly one year ago we not only took part in our first blogging conference with The Hive, but we were even allowed to hold our first presentation (post about presentation). We met so many great people, many of them are now among our closest friends.
In July 2012 with our trip to Tel Aviv a dream came true. We had wanted to visit this city for so long, which is repeatedly described as the young heart of Israel. At the invitation of Saloona, Israel’s largest website for women, we spent three unforgettable days in the city, held in front of hundreds of enthusiastic bloggers a presentation about “The Blog as CV”, got an amazing insight of Tel Aviv with the help of the Kinetis team and swore that we will come back for a longer trip soon.
Right at the beginning of the dark, cold season in November 2012, the Blogging Conference “Blogst” (http://konferenz.blogst.de/) organized by Ricarda and Clara took place in Hamburg. It was just unbelievable to finally meet many of our German blogging friends with whom we had often talked in emails and comments or on Twitter and Facebook. It was like a big reunion! We were asked to give the opening speech and introduced the topic with a presentation about “Lifestyle Blogs – Virtual trivialities or media potential?”. The research for it was very interesting, because of course this is a topic that we have to deal with frequently when working on sisterMAG. In particular, the discussion with Clara (http://www.tastesheriff.com/), Ricarda (http://23qmstil.blogspot.de/), Daniela (http://klitzeklein.wordpress.com/) and Angelika (http://ichweisswo.blogspot.com/) brought up some interesting statements how bloggers themselves see the topic. Our conclusion: Bloggers must definitely not hide themselves and the work of bloggers has a lot of potential.
The next trip we took was to Stockholm at the beginning of February 2013 for Meet the Blogger Stockholm. After we had participated in the event in Amsterdam in June 2012 as a visitor, we were looking forward even more to speaking in Stockholm. We like the concept of Meet the Bloggers very well: 1 day lectures, 1 day design tour – combined with design bloggers from all over Europe, a great location and wonderful food. Our presentation was all about the creative process behind sisterMAG. We explained a little about how we developed the “product sisterMAG”, how to get from a rough concept to the individual articles and how one of our cover garments is created and photographed.
Lots of love,