Learn how to create and publish your own DIY blog with Developh as we craft a smaller & more intimate web together. Blogs offer us a space to write & share on the web with more agency & care ₊˚✧
✿ Why to blog: your life, words, & perspective on this format matter
✧ ₊˚ (your own cozy space on the internet vs. social media you can’t control; how to make it as private as youd like)
✿ Ways to blog: Platforms for publishing & how to use them
(from Blogspot/Blogger, Neocities, newsletter blogs like Substack or Tinyletter… + how to get a domain)
✿ We’ll blog together: Writing a low stakes post & joining a blogring
(blogring: a collection of blogs linked together ~)
✿ We’ll also talk RSS and a bit about blogging history, make 88x31 buttons, and more
You can fill up this questionnaire https://develo.ph/event/blogging101qa to let us know what you'd like to know about blogging.
At the end of the session, you will have a simple blog set up & published, have the link to your blog on the Developh blogring, and will hopefully have a small cozy blogging community to begin writing, reading, and commenting with. ♡ While we might generalize blogs to be 'journalistic' – we'll be exploring blogs with novel quirks, like ones that simply contain voice memos/field recordings amidst diary entries, recipe blogs, or blogs that read like tweets.
We hope you find the value and security in being able to craft a space of your own like this on the web – even if you run the blog for just a week or for the next few decades.
This is the Philippine session of the event. There is a more North America-friendly timed session on December 1st, Thursday at 5:30PM PT/8:30PM ET at https://lu.ma/blogging101na.
Developh was founded in 2016 by a group of high school students in Manila, Philippines interested in making things together and teaching each other what they knew about technology and design. Now, it is a critical technology institute focused on an intersectional, liberatory approach to technology: reclaming technology as a tool for liberation rather than oppression.
We presently focus on educational programs (talks, modules), releases of independent & collaborative initiatives (from cassette archives, internship recruiting help, art festivals), supporting community-oriented research initiatives on Filipino computing and design, and publishing.
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