Hello everybody, how are you doing? I hope life is treating you well and if not that you find pockets of time for self-care. Self-care is even more important then.
Life is moving on in Bee-Land. After 1 1/2 years I have managed to get a job. Not quite sure when I will start but it's close by and a couple of hours so I can keep up with blogging and coding. Speaking of which...
Last week I managed to get the basic HTML done for the survey form. I still struggle to get an idea how to see the HTML (content of page) bits as blocks so I can add the CSS (how these blocks are styled) and create with it as I please. My idea was to get two columns in my form so I can ask both for "Bee Coding & SelfCaring" and for "The Bee Writes...".
I tried out CSS flexbox (adds rows and columns so you can create different parts in your page) but I get something wrong and it doesn't show up as two columns. The problem is that you have to be pretty exact in naming anything otherwise it doesn't work. Maybe I had most right but wrote "column" wrong? Hmmmmm....
I deleted everything I did and will start from the beginning tomorrow... hopefully. Another standstill here. That's frustrating and frustration isn't a good thing for my wellbeing. That is why I am going a little further in my self-care. Besides concentrating on my breath and being mindful I am going to add some extra meditation for tomorrow morning.
Do you struggle with a challenge? And what do you do to keep your wellbeing on track?
video credit: Meditative Mind via YouTube
This is a wonderful chant dedicated to the Indian God Ganesh who helps to remove all obstacles. This is what I am going to meditate about tomorrow.
In this sense
Happy Coding and Self-Caring!!!!!
Hello my dears, how are you doing? I hope life is treating you well and if not - Give yourself a hug and a pad on the shoulder! You are doing great!
I feel I have been rather busy this week. Several posts for three different blogs even though life has thrown me some curveballs. No, don't worry, nothing bad has happened. It's just life that I try to improve and myself too. That's what I was writing about in two posts on "Bee Coding & SelfCaring":
Turning Around Negative Thinking Patterns
On Building a Survey Form and other Learning Curves.
Carol Anne had encouraged me in an email with my poetry writing. She said, that she loves it when I post a poem on her blog, and so I tried to up the game and write one a day. You can find my posts here after my bio on TherapyBits.
Blogging for Carol Anne and my other blog took its toll though on "The Bee Writes...". Nothing came to mind when I sat down to share life, the universe and everything, and so I just re-posted some of my old posts:
Blast from the Past: #288 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Hope That Will Never Die ~ a #poem
Of Young Women, Radicalisation and the Western World
Blast from the Past: #290 of #365 A Prompt A Day For Bee ~ Transformation ~ a #poem.
But there is something new and exciting happening in the blogosphere. Cyranny from Cyranny's Cove has started a wonderful blog event called "The Kindhearted Challenge" which encourages us to spread some kindness all over the place. She will give us a monthly challenge to get some ideas of random kindness.
Please check it out here.
So, that was my blogging week. But how was yours? Could you blog as much as you wanted? Did blogging overtake your life? Or don't you give a damn about writing and just read blogs?
Let's sit down with our favourite beverage and share our weeks! See you around...
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Hello my dear readers, how are you doing? Is the weekend near or are you working in the next couple of days? No matter how your days are going, I hope life is treating you well!
All is fine in Bee Coding & SelfCaring land ;-). After a week or so, I managed to get back to the Free Code Camp Survey Form Challenge and was surprised how easy it went today.
I am nowhere near any finishing line, but at least I was able to write most of the HTML for the form. I plan to create a form that gives feedback both for the "The Bee Creates" page and the "The Bee Writes..." blog. I wanted to use the CSS Flexbox to create two columns and use one for this page and the other for "The Bee Writes...". Thinking about it now, it doesn't feel quite right. It should be for both blogs and not for the page and one blog. Hmm... I am going to change that.
The other problem I have, if I want to use this is form, is: I need to create a database to collect the data and I have no clue how to do that. Last week I had a look into free database offers. There are quite a lot. It needed me a while to figure out that I need to connect the questions of the form with a data block in the database. A steep learning curve. Not quite sure if I can manage.
I decided though to do the form first, and then figuring out how to use a database. That sounds like a plan, doesn't it? After all, I want to finish the Free Code Camp course first and then use the stuff.
I am still worried that my code is rather rubbish, but what do I expect? I am starting from zero knowledge, so I assume I am doing ok. Would be nice to find a mentor who could give me some pointers. I had a look into other threads, where people asked for feedback, in the Free Code Camp forum but half of the time I didn't understand anything of the answers. That didn't encourage me to ask. But I will have to eventually. I'll keep you updated.
Are you a lady around 50 starting to code? If so, please let me know your approach.
In this sense happy weekend and happy coding/selfcaring
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