I suppose I’ll start by introducing myself: my name is David Hermanoff, and I’m a sophomore here at Michigan. I’m from a suburb of Milwaukee, and my favorite hobby is skiing. Anyways, I’ve had a fair amount of experience with WordPress, so I’m lucky in that I know what makes a successful site versus one that doesn’t run too smoothly. I want my portfolio to be simple, streamlined and easily accessible. I want to lay all of my cards out on the table for my readers; I don’t want to have my writing hidden away in little sub-areas on the blog. Right now the overarching “theme” of my blog is access. All of my writing gives reader “access” to behind-the-scenes things. I shadowed the ROTC program for one piece, discussed the pros and cons to the GI Bill for college students, and talked about why I write. So my blog really centers around granting access to my experiences and thoughts. I’m really excited to show off some of the multimedia work I’ve done for this class in my portfolio. I have at least two videos that I made that I’m planning on embedding. This adds an interactive element to my blog that I’m really excited to unveil. As far as what I’m struggling with, I think it’s mostly related to organizational issues: finding the right balance between “simplified” and “unorganized.” I think it’s a thin line, and one that I need to be careful about.