May 4: With 7 regular columnists and new layout, blog becomes #webzine

in LEIPGLO/My Leipzig

WorkEthicHappy Labor Day! Today, on the 2-month anniversary of The Leipzig Glocal, I am proud to announce¬†that we’re¬†ready to take¬†the next step on our Web publishing journey. I say “we” because this can only be done with the help of the people who will be contributing their talent to this blog on a regular basis, as of now. On Monday, May 4, we are turning the blog into a “webzine” – meaning more like an online-based magazine than a traditional blog. While I’ll¬†still be sharing my own personal experiences with you and will have a column myself, there will be six other people writing columns on different themes.¬†We’ll have six bi-monthly columns (including my own), one monthly column and space once a month for a guest column.¬†This means new theme-based column content pretty much every other day. Since we’ll¬†have columns on fixed days, you’ll know when to find what on our webzine. Our regular feature¬†OmU movie listing on Wednesdays¬†will stay on, and haikus will run weekly on the right sidebar. I’m adding three others, to encompass Leipzig happenings in general (#LeipzigEvents), my own (random?) musings (#EditorDrawer) and spotlights on cool people I run across (#Personalities). So there will be more organization and less randomness; and this includes¬†fixed #hashtags denominating which section each post belongs to. Though keeping a little randomness is actually good, not to lose the blog feel.

There will also be a new layout and page with information on each of the columnists, so don’t be alarmed when you check out The Leipzig Glocal¬†Monday and come across a totally different look. It just seems to work out better with the new columns than the current layout.¬†And oh, since I’ll be busy working on all that this weekend, besides going to Spinnerei Rundgang, I won’t be posting anything except for my daily haikus this Saturday and Sunday.

Here’s the basic¬†breakdown of our new sections and when they will be running:

Daily and weekly features:

#WeeklyHaiku

#LeipzigEvents

#MoviesOmU

#EditorDrawer

#Personalities

Bi-monthly features (columns):

#ArtsAndCulture – every other Monday with Maeshelle West-Davies

#Travel – every other Tuesday with Ana Beatriz Ribeiro (me)

#MoviesAndTV – every other Wednesday with Stewart Tunnicliff

#Food Рevery other Thursday with Alexandra Athanasopoulou Köpping

#Music – every other Friday with Kapuczino

#Literature – every other Sunday with Christijan Robert Broerse

Monthly features:

#Dating Рone Saturday per month with LoveLy

#GuestColumn – one Saturday per month

Hope to see you Monday!

– Ana Beatriz Ribeiro, editor

A Global Studies doctoral degree holder and former newspaper reporter, avid eater, pseudo-philosopher and poet, occasion-propelled singer, semi-professional socializer, movie addict, Brazilian-American nomad. In this space, she will share some of her experiences and (mis)adventures regarding various topics, with special attention to social issues.

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