Backstage Outro: Farewell Kate

Backstage Outro: Farewell Kate

Elena
Moderator
Moderator

Hey everyone!

 

This edition of the Backstage Blog will be a bit different as we'd like to take the time to say farewell to one of most tenure Mods on the Community - none other than the lovely @Katerina.

 

We'll for sure miss you a lot, Kate, but let's kick this off on a positive note - What is the best thing about being a mod on the Spotify community?

Working alongside such an amazing group of people. Everyone's been a Star, really! (yeah, pun intended 😄)

 

For all the time you've spend with us on the Community, I'm sure you have some posts near and dear to your heart. If you do, would you like to share your favorite posts in Music Chat with us?

This thread is my favorite place to be. Still mad I missed getting a badge as the winner from version 1.0. Glad @Birdie restarted the thread now, I get to have a chance on winning again 😄 I also love reading the questions of the week everyone comes up with, and what everyone replies. So enlightening!

 

If you could snap your fingers and have a feature on the app what would it be?

An integration with the Community! You know how cool it'd be if you could be listening to music, or a podcast, and it makes you think of something and you want to start a discussion with other fans like you. You then click a button in the app, and a pop up window appears from the Spotify Community - you've started a new thread about this song/podcast in Chat, and maybe others will do too, that's a conversation.

 

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I know you loved designing images for the Community - can you give us a top 3 of your fave images?

It's like asking a parent to pick a child haha. I honestly can't pick! This is an aspect of working here I never thought I'd be good at, and I grew to be better! Most of my fondest thoughts are on collab pieces, like some special cards for Stars, or coming up with a concept for the upcoming Value Weeks branding! It was pretty cool learning and collaborating with folks!

 

What would your advice be for future mods and Stars?

You are all such amazing human beings, I learned a lot from you! So, keep rocking! I still fondly look back to my first days experiencing the program and Community, and it always came down to everyone being super helpful and nice. It's cool to think, just one small welcoming gesture like this can have a big impact on someone's path!

 

What a lovely lovely note to end on! Thank you so much Kate for everything that you have done for the team and we wish you the best and plenty of success in all life aspects.

 

Leaving you with one of Kate's top favorite songs that also fits the theme perfectly!

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13 Comments
Hubo
Spotify Star
Spotify Star

💚

MattSuda
Spotify Star
Spotify Star

I'm really sad to see you go 😥

 

Good luck on your new adventures!

 

Thank you for everything you have done for the Spotify Community and the Stars Program over the years. You had a major impact on the Community and the Stars Program. 💚

 

Don't be a stranger now, come back and post in the Community. 🙂

Soundofus
Spotify Star
Spotify Star
TreyAnastasio
Spotify Star
Spotify Star

Thank you for everything you’ve done as a Moderator on the Community. Your support and kindness have meant a lot to me, and I’m sure to many other Community members. I’ll miss you, and I wish you the best in your future!

Eni
Moderator
Moderator

Kate 💚 thanks for being so nice and helpful! We'll miss you a lot 😢

 

I wish you nothing, but the best 

Amayy
Rising Star 4
Rising Star 4

💚

EthanS1
Community Legend

WOW! I remember back to the old days when I just started and you were always here to help! Whatever challenge is next you’re going to smash but you helped shape the RSP in to how it is today! Best of luck Kate!! 💚

Loneliest_Cabin
Community Manager
Community Manager

So sad to see you go @Katerina... But look! @KatesHere Yay!

Billy-J
Spotify Star
Spotify Star

Very sad to see you go @Katerina! Best of luck in your future endeavors 🙂

Peter
Spotify Legend

Congrats Kate! ❤️

KatesHere
Community Legend

Aw, thanks for the nice words, everyone! 🤗 It was a pleasure and an honor being part of the team. Good luck for Values Week, have fun! 

MateusM
Rising Star 4
Rising Star 4

Really sad about this, @KatesHere! Thanks for helping me every time when I needed, you were always there! You rock! Wish you all the best ever! 💚

Birdie
Roadie

@KatesHere  You’ll always be my favorite ❤️

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