Started from individuals, we first had similar ideas but focus in different areas. since the first event, we gather together tried to bring different interest into a complete and concrete project, which we formed the idea of making a magazine. Every week, every group member post his or her interest based on different categories such as Film, fashion, music ,trend, and so on. The blog served as a platform for us to gather information and inspiration. In the end, we have tons of posts that related to Art and culture as a big theme.
I’m into anything that involves fashion, so that’s all it took for me to be happy for the rest of the semester. Fashion writing is a hobby of mine, I intern at an online magazine that does lots of fashion things, so this was right up my alley. We all have crazy lives, but we are all flexible and understanding with each other, which is so very important. Most importantly however we communicated via texts, Facebook, or when we would see each other around- everyone was always in the loop, which is what I believe to be the true secret of success.
I was very reluctant to change my original idea at first and I could not find any one that was compatible or was able to work with my ideas. But then the idea of starting a blog with different sections of arts incorporated into it came along and I was able to re-channel and work my original idea of making music into about music postings. Although it drifted a part from my original idea it wasn’t that bad since it is still in the area of my interest. I was also skeptical about how it is going to work out with our group since we have so many members. But we were able to find time and meet outside of class and was also able to maintain connection through facebook.
Throughout the presentation, I was a bit nervous because I didn’t know if I could find someone that fits my concept but what is so interesting about this big group is that we figured it out a way to create a new project yet stay within our original concept. And we not only did our own section but when we find something interesting from other categories we post on the blog and share with others. Blogging has been a great tool for this group because at times we cannot meet with each other since everyone has different schedule but when we check out the blog it updates us what’s going on. And we also communicate through Facebook so that’s really helpful as well. We also text each other and update each other on what’s going on.
We tried to combine all of the ideas from our individual projects into one blog and magazine where we could explore our own interests while still keeping the project cohesive.