This week’s activity was to set up an ePortfolio or basically just clean up our websites; give them a refresher. In all honesty I do not plan on using this website ever again after I am done with this class. However, I do plan on using a website for my career in the future. I want to go into the film industry and a website will be useful for networking. When that time comes, I want to start from scratch. I don’t want my professional website to have any connection to my personal life. Also, WordPress has a Stats Viewer where you can see how much traffic your website is actually generating. I want that information to be solely based off my career and not work from a class I took in college.
With that being said, I didn’t see too much that needed to be added. Since, this will only be used for class I didn’t need to add a section for my editing work, for example. Although, I did add a menu. I organized my menu with Classmate Conversations, Activities, and Artist Conversations as a drop down option. I changed the name of my blog. At first it was “AliciaChristinaJones,” which is my url. Now it is simply “Alicia Jonesღ.” I saw that I could add my Instagram and Twitter feed to my website as a widget and I thought that was pretty cool. So I tried it and for some reason my laptop wouldn’t let me sign out of the instagram account I used for our Identity Art activity and I didn’t want that account on my website so I just said forget it. As for Twitter, I realized I didn’t want my twitter feed that public. When I do setup my career website in the future I will be sure to add my professional social media accounts to it.
I know it seems like I didn’t really do much with this activity but I did learn a lot. I never really played around with the “behind the scenes” features of a website. It was interesting learning how to change interfaces and make my blog more appealing to potential viewers. I will take this information with me and definitely use it in the future :).