Creating a Digital Portfolio

Creating a digital portfolio is going to be very helpful for future job searches, especially being that I am in the writing field. I have some experience with creating sites on WordPress, and I have even created a blog about my adventures abroad this summer. The website was easy to make, but now I need to figure out what to fill it with. I chose a theme that fits the content of what is in a portfolio, rather than the theme I have for my blog.

Stages in the Digital Portfolio

The article that was assigned for us to read this week was extremely relatable. I felt as though the items discussed were easy to understand and lined up with creating a digital portfolio.

Presentation and Aesthetics in the Digital Portfolio

The content for my WordPress is actually the easiest part of this portfolio. I have quite a bit of writing work to do for my internship, and even on slow weeks I still have a blog post to write and daily social media content to manage. For the sake of variety I will probably end up adding a few of my Facebook posts to the portfolio, but a lot of my stronger writing is in the blog post and the professional writing I have to do for the club for operations purposes-contract writing, marketing emails, etc.

WordPress Portfolio Progress

My WordPress is off to a slow start, but I’m starting to pick up speed on compiling the pieces I want to include in my portfolio. I’m getting the feeling I underestimated how difficult it might be to navigate the WordPress editing interface, but I’m getting there. Slowly but surely.

Portfolio

My WordPress site is coming along well enough, if not slowly. I've been nitpicking the site to try and make it look the way I want it to, which is part of why it's taking so long. Another factor is trying to find a job to work with my internship and trying to keep the house together with my parents off in Scotland for two weeks. All that on top of my actual internship as well. While I understand and appreciate the practice and creation of these professionally inclined documents will help us in the long run, I feel like it's stretching me in a multitude of different directions.

WordPress: Digital Portfolio

My digital portfolio that I created on WordPress is coming along very nicely ever since I started it last semester in my CAP 105 class. Due to this project in particular, I have had the opportunity to really think about my organization of my site, as well as how I want to continue to update my digital portfolio. I have started to create several other pages on my website, such as: writing, experience, hobbies and more. These pages will help enhance how I look to hiring managers based on my experience and ability to create a website that can be easily navigated.

Reading Response -- Transitional Stages in Professional Writing

Anson and Forsberg's article was super interesting, and, to nobody's surprise at this point, pretty easy to relate to our own experiences as writing students transitioning from the classroom into a more professional setting.

Portfolio Progress

My awareness of portfolios comes from my interest in becoming a journalist back in high school and my first year of college. Because of this, I have been interested in making an online portfolio for a few years and have been attempting to create one this last year. However, I am encountering several problems, most revolving around organization and design.

Portfolio Progress

Luckily, I already had a WordPress portfolio to work off of. However, after reading the portfolio article and really considering my career goals, I have made substantial edits. I realized that even in the short time since I had made the original WordPress portfolio, my goals had shifted.

I began with a complete redesign, beginning with researching other writers' online portfolios. I then wanted to pick a design and layout that accurately represented who I was as a writer and as a professional. This included brand unity with my resume, cover letter, and business cards.

Online Portfolio Progress

My Wordpress site is coming along okay. I work on it here and there, adding a couple things/pages every week. I’ve used Wordpress before (specifically for my capstone presentation because I was so tired of making powerpoints this winter), and I quite like it, so working on this project is kind of fun for me. I like this project because creating the site itself is displaying a skill. Anyone can put paper in plastic sheets and throw them in a binder.

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