I am super happy with my completed eportfolio. I hope that you all enjoy it, and I really thank everyone in the MiW 2015 cohort as well as the fabulous Professor Naomi Silver for all of your encouragement, feedback, and support. I have never produced a website before and I am so glad I got the opportunity to do so this semester. It was definitely challenging and stressful but in the end, all of my hard work totally paid off.
If I had more time to continue working on my eportfolio I would probably continue to add to my “music” section which is completely irrelevant to the coursework of Writing 220 but I feel adds a lot of personality and expression to my site. I would also work on a different way of embedding my repurposing project and “Why I Write” rather than just inputting it as a text box, if that makes sense. I also want to add some sort of blog aspect to keep my website current and ever-changing.
Going into this website, I wanted it to be 100% professional. However, I think ultimately I came up with a balance between professionalism and expression. By linking my resume to the site and dedicating an entire page to academic projects I have produced while at U of M, this site is super useful for job applications and interviews. At the same time, by adding lots of photos of my family and experiences as well as a section dedicated to my passion for music, I feel viewers can get a sense of who I am as more than a prospective employee but as a person.
Overall, this was an amazing experience and I cannot wait to continue learning more about myself as a writer and person throughout the minor in writing program. Enjoy my portfolio!