Every day in my free time I am active with updating my website AVO Magazine with articles about Japan, especially about Japanese music. I come up with announcements of tours and shows, interviews, reports and reviews. I post such articles in two languages: Dutch and English.
I do most alone, but I am very happy to get support from those who love to write (and/or translate) as well. Not only I do the writing part, I also am the contact person for the social media an email, plus the promotion. In the past I could stand with a booth at conventions to promote AVO. This way people could see who was behind the AVO community.
Next to writing articles, I organise a few concerts in the Netherlands a year of Japanese (indie) artists. I don't earn any money with it, as it is a difficult world. (if you have advice how I can make it a paying job, please let me know) But this is all what I love, my passion, to do in my free time, and that I want to keep on doing in my free time. It is my passion! On 15 September 2018 I could - in collaboration with the venue - organise a music festival titled AVO J-Music Festival.
Your support through ko-fi.com really meant a lot to me! Thanks to your support I could buy a better lay-out that can handle the multilangual function. (it got to 98% thanks to you!) But your support will also be used to pay the bills for the hosting to keep the websites online! As I say for years: every Euro counts! From now on I will say the following: every coffee counts! And that is good news, as I LOVE coffee!
Please read this interview of last year to get a better picture of AVO and my work: http://avo-magazine.nl/en/2016/10/17/face-behind-avo-francisca-hagen/