Yesterday I was feeling a little low for a few reasons, one of them being that my online presence/blog/digital literacy is not what I want it to be. And I didn't really know what I wanted it to be. Sometimes it seems like everyone else is doing so much better at all this than I am. I was talking to Dr. Burton about some of this and how I'm considering going to grad school for instructional psychology and technology (SURPRISE! In case you didn't know that). Whether or not I go to grad school will depend on several factors, but I've been considering it more seriously as of late. Anyway, Dr. Burton suggested I make a kind of online portfolio, a site where I can refer people like potential employers, graduate school admissions boards, and so on. So I thought about that for awhile, and today the sun broke out from behind the clouds in brilliant flashes of inspiration and I suddenly knew what I wanted to do.
So here it is--the vision for le blog as my online portfolio: the sum total, the conglomeration of my online presence. ME ONLINE. You get the idea.
I want my blog to include:
- Follow Me buttons for Google+, Facebook, and Twitter: No, I haven't started using Twitter yet. I have an account, but it's not functional. I'd also like to include some Google+ discussions I've been participating in somehow.
- Work: Papers, projects, presentations, posts on other blogs, resume, etc.
Yeah! Isn't this exciting? I'm kind of jazzed about it. I want this to be my online home base, the place I can point people to when they want to know what I'm interested in and what I've done. I want this to show my learning process and the things I'm thinking about and working on. I want it to be a resource for me and for others.
I remember way back in 9th grade when one of my classmates asked me if they could download my brain. Well, here's a part of it.
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