One of the most daunting tasks with the e-portfolio assignment, besides the actual work of the assignment itself, is that fact that theoretically it’ll be the largest, widest spanning audience I’ve had to write for, especially given the way in which it is presented as a whole. After talking in class today however, I thought the biggest takeaway I had was helping me develop a better idea of the kind of audience I want to focus this blog towards. I thought the most effective ones were the kinds that kept a more formal voice and tone that, that was able to appeal to a more peer-based audience. Typically I’ve really catered to my audience when writing, but that audience has never been my peers. I’ve always taken a more formal approach to writing, and when writing my papers I’ve always focused on how the professor or GSI or whoever was grading the assignment would take it, and I want to take this opportunity to really make an attempt to make an e-portfolio that has more of an appeal to my peers. I think finding a healthy medium of a formal voice that can appeal to a wider audience, but still one that is able to keep my peers specifically focused and interested in on my work, will be the main focus of mine when considering what kind of audience I want to approach and attempt to write for.
I think a big part of this appeal and how I hope to gain it will be done through the visual aspect of the portfolio. I noticed how quickly I could gain and or lose interest in a portfolio. There was a fine line between ones that were overwhelming in terms of visual appeal, and some that