After reviewing the e-portfolios from the previous minor cohort, I am really enthusiastic and eager to start my own. I like the thought of using digital media to document and pronounce the aesthetic detail of our journey as writers.
My work in the class so far influences my judgement of the E-portfolios just by simply noticing the blogs that get more attention than others. For example, it appears that the blogs that embed graphics in their posts not only receive more attention, but have a persuasive undertone that convinces the reader of the idea that their blog is promoting. Thinking about how powerful e-portfolios can be in engaging an audience, persuading my reader of my credibility or authority are all feats that I would like to become more skilled in doing as a writer.
The only question that I have about the sample E-Portfolios concerns the level of transparency and honesty that this platform exposes. It seems that E-Portfolios allow your audience to see in real time the maturity of the author as a writer. So, as a graduate admissions board committee member or potential employer, I am concerned that such audiences may hold the initial challenges that writers may have experienced earlier in their career against them, despite any growth experienced thereafter.