Those who have worked in a magazine are surely familiar with stress and deadlines, which is way the idea of a free magazine seems an impossible mission to them. The main reason is motivation, which in most cases I am aware of is – money. Money makes the world go round, which makes it easier for the chief editor to control his/her employees. Deadlines have to become sacred otherwise the magazine could not be published regularly and in time. When deadlines are not met, chief editor can, without feeling guilty, warn the person because he/she is on payroll.
However, when a magazine is being done only by volunteers, things change immensely. Chief editor can be but grateful that he found a group of enthusiasts that share the same opinion and passion and are willing to unselfishly invest their free time so that the magazine operates flawlessly. What would be the way to warn a person that volunteers and meeting deadlines at the same time? The answer is, mostly, no way.
This is why publishing a free magazine may seem impossible to most people. However, our magazine hasregular issues, which means only one thing – I have gathered a team of amazing people.
Although I have spent enormous amount of energy and time into creating Bulb magazine first and continuing with BLUR magazine afterwards, apart from working in so many fields like marketing, visual identity, graphics and doing other stuff, this would all be impossible if I haven’t had such supportive workaholics around me.
Not to be mistaken, I have to point out that volunteering is not something Croatian people are keen on. There were many calls for help before anyone giving it a serious thought. But, in time, it somehow all came together and I must admit I am delighted to have gathered extraordinary, unselfish, exceptional and very professional collaborates around me which would make every magazine proud of.
In addition, the quality and value of BLUR magazine has been recognized by people from all over the world who want to contribute to improvement and development of our magazine. I am happy that our editorial team is now more international which truly transmits the values and character of BLUR magazine.