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Some thoughts bout what happened and what’s next.
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Dec 31, 2020
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Last proper sunset of the year. Harmless but powerful.
Last proper sunset of the year. Harmless but powerful.

2020.

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I’m not much of a writer. I’ve enjoyed it throughout my scholastic career as a challenge to my own struggling attention span, but I’ve found my story telling solitude via other outlets. Photos and designs were always more my speed, allowing for my thoughts to express themselves in their rawest form, no spell checking or formalities required. This passion for media and an awkward relationship with literature has ironically brought us here.

2020 was the year of Magma for me. The product you’re reading this on was once a simple idea in my head. Brewing into a tangible plan that my team and I focused on for the last 2 and a half years. With plans to fully lunch and dominate in 2020, we put everything on the line and in one basket. With the unfortunate change in landscapes for our industry and every other, we were faced with challenges and feats that were not in the initial instruction manual for starting this company.

With that we pushed forward.

We made due with what we had for every challenge the economy and market threw at us. Every janky, duct taped solution we implemented was treated as if it were iron clad. Every relationship, even those that were near non existent, was viewed as life long and essential. We took what we had and made what we were. In the eyes of most that might be viewed as “surviving”. I look at it as Thriving. Without the proper outlook something so important to myself, my partner, team and investors would have evaporated into a pile of things to be written off during this year.

Thankfully that’s not the case. At Magma we intend to use the substances of 2020 as fuel for the machine we’re driving. Taking from it the criticism, praise and content and immediately turning it into tangible progress.

This platform was built for YOU. Whatever you make of it to benefit YOURSELF was and will always be our mission. From day 1 I’ve always viewed this product as something that will compliment whatever the user utilizes on a daily basis. I have never felt the need to “disrupt” or challenge others in our space for fear of limiting our opportunities and burning bridges to our success. And so far I could not be more proud of what Magma has become.

With thousands of Mags published from over 50 countries, I have read some truly amazing stories. Some short and sweet, some visually heavy and others perfectly imperfect. Every single one of them has brought a smile to my face and pride to my team.

If there is anything to be taken from this ramble it’s that among the craziness we are all capable of powering through. It’s sometimes the sketchy, far fetched solutions that unfold into the most robust of plans. This year was the missing piece to our education of life and everyone had a different yet equally important textbook. Don’t let anyone or anything get in the way of your mission as there is nothing more important. Who knows what next year will look like. For better or worse Magma isn’t slowing down anytime soon. We’re behind our users and community 110% and will always come second to their needs. Any ideas, concerns or questions can be answered by simply reaching out to [email protected]. If you love us, let us know. If you need more from us, let us know. If you F******g hate us, let us know. We can’t wait to unleash our potential in 2021 and are excited to do it with you by our side.

We’re just getting started.

- Jake

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