So on Saturday (the 12th), I attended a summer blog party.
Now you may think, a blog party? Where people who own a Tumblr blog get together and just blog like how they usually do at home except now it's in public? Pfft. Wrong!
The event was hosted by General Assembly (an NYC-based educational institution, click here for more) and in partnership with Tumblr where people and bloggers chill together and just, well, do coding, learn and design their own Tumblr theme after going through GA's Dash Platform (filled with online courses and steps) and completing the steps needed to know how to actually start doing basic HTML/CSS coding and designing, which was the sole purpose of the whole event. There were also GA Teaching assistants around whom we could ask help from whenever we would have a problem with the coding or have a question about what a particular HTML code meant. Personally, I didn't really have a hard time finishing some of the steps as I had taken ICT during my secondary school years, gaining basic HTML knowledge and not to mention that I first experienced web designing/development (well, using Freewebs) when I was a primary school-er. But that's not to say I didn't learn anything because I did, especially things about CSS because I was never comfortable with it considering its slight complication with all the specific properties/attributes and the position of the parenthesis and stuff which is pretty much a bit different to HTML.
There was also a panel of some of the most talented, influential bloggers of Hong Kong! They were JJ Acuna (thewanderlister), Jasmine Smith (dressmeblogme) and Elle Lee (elleiconlee) who were all so lovely and inspiring. I guess this has to be my favorite part of the event, seeing well-known bloggers who are now living my dream and hearing what they have to say especially in terms of achieving your goals, knowing how to be a good blogger and such. Their stories definitely brought me motivation.
Not gonna lie, I expected the majority of attendees to be people of my age since well, you know, Tumblr! Most of them were adults so my friends and I somewhat felt a little intimated as we thought they were so experienced with advanced web designing nd stuff and weren't new like us, 'till there was this middle-age man who mentioned that he's never really used the website or designed one and had just created a new one haha.
I'm glad I chose to attend this event, I learnt so much and it was nice seeing everyone who were, to an extent, like me who likes to blog and enjoys doing HTML coding and other aspects of web designing and development. Maybe, I may just try some of their courses in the future.
|Melchie, I and Nicole|
|Elle Lee, Jasmine Smith and JJ Acuna (panel)|
Till next time,