I think about how to build a community through an online publication where we don’t necessarily interact with the reader or see them reading the pieces. For m-est, number of visitors hardly says anything at all. And we don’t necessarily organize public events as often as we wanted in the beginning. We also tried the discussion forums—I don’t think that works on a specialized online publication, it was rarely used intelligently. But I think this flexible format pushed us to be more sincere about where we start and where we go to—the whole idea is to make dinner conversations more public than private homes and hopefully explore further connections. We take m-est wherever we go (to an artist Merve meets in London or to the translation of a Skype discussion with an artist in Southeast of Turkey that I just heard about over breakfast). I think it’s the very format that gives that personality to the publication, which feels more about people, rather than the issues per se.