Starting from today we have a new community dedicated section on Jolla blog that is going to be solely about our community in many different ways, starting with simple introduction posts.
For that, we have invited Alexandro Gomez (Alex) from JollaES.com to answer some rather simple and fun questions about how he got into Jolla and Sailfish OS, how he began blogging and so on. Let’s see what he told us:
James Noori: Hi Alex! Please introduce yourself to the community! I’m sure many know you already from your blog and great pictures you take but it would be great for the new members to know you as well:
Alexandro Gomez: Thank you James for this warm welcome 😛 haha Hi guys! Well, my name is Alex, a 25 years old dude. I’m from Jaca, a small city in the north of Spain, area of snow and winter sports (yes, opposite to what usually people think about Spain). I’m a pharmacist working in what I love, taking care of my patients and improving their quality of life. But on the other hand, I “work” designing websites and shooting pictures as my main hobbies, the ones that takes almost all my free time, that’s why I say that I “work” on that, because I put so much effort on both things that both feels like jobs for me. I’m passionate about computers, mobile phones, photography, traveling, mountains and animals.
JN: How did you find out about Sailfish OS? Tell us about the background of your experience with Jolla and Sailfish OS.
AG: Well, I’ve always been a Nokia lover, and what I want to mean with lover it’s LOVER… I’ve spent so many hours with Nokia mobiles, and shooting pictures with those camera-phones, and learning a lot of things. And from that point I got my Nokia N9, the one that I love, it’s brilliant. Two guys from Nokia Spain, who at that time worked in the support team, told me that a team from Nokia started a new company after getting fired. I started to get in touch, follow the project, and wrote about the new project on Twitter, Facebook and started a new blog. Everything started to grow, and when Jolla released the phone, and I had it in my hands, I started to write more about Jolla and Sailfish, explaining both software and hardware to Spanish readers.
JN: How did you begin blogging? Is JollaES is the only blog you have?
AG: Well, I started so many years ago, in 2009. Since then I’ve owned about 15-20 blogs and websites, some of them no longer exist. At the moment I have 9 blogs, and in most of them I’m the only writer, but in some of them other people write whatever they want. I really love web design, sharing content. And things are getting better day by day, so probably in the future I’ll have more 😀
JN: There’s always room for improvement in everything, in Jolla also! Could you tell us what you think is the key thing we need to do to improve the community engagement?
AG: Well, I think that Jolla needs to improve on its communication, sharing more content everyday, being more active in social media, and also sharing news about development of features, improvements of Sailfish, as those things are just usually shared in a very technical way, but more easy to understand messages could be posted on Twitter, Facebook or blog. Also more contests could be done to motivate users to interact with Jolla.
JN: Tell us about the Spanish audience, naturally they’re not only from Spain but South America as well! How do they embrace Jolla and Sailfish OS?
AG: Well, Spain isn’t one of the main countries of Jolla/Sailfish users, but the ones that engage with both of those are really passionate, sharing content everyday, getting in touch frequently. In South America there are lots of people interested in Jolla and Sailfish, but not so many users as it’s really difficult for them to get a Jolla device, so people install Sailfish on other hardware. The Spanish audience is really great, interested in how everything is growing, and how things evolve, but they are waiting for high-end devices to use Sailfish everyday in a powerful mobile phone.
JN: Any words to the readers of the Jolla blog?
AG: Sure! Just few more words. Keep in touch with Jolla, James is a really great guy, and I’m sure that he will reply every question you ask, or every comment you send. Keep supporting and following Jolla as they are developing a gorgeous operating system, and the future seems so bright 😀 oh, and also, follow JollaEs for great product pictures and posts, as well @petaqui for whatever you want to ask me 🙂 I really enjoy getting in touch with Jolla fans! Thank you for your interview James, and thank you Jolla community for making this possible 🙂
JN: Thank you, Alex for taking the time and answering to my questions, and thanks for the awesome image you sent us to feature on the blog! I wish you all the best in your work, studies and hobbies! Hope to see you soon again!
Make sure to follow our Jolla Blog, as we are going to involve the community more and more in the future. Very soon, we’ll also have a very important announcement regarding the community and special programs.
It will be an even more exciting sail!