This week has been dedicated to Digital Identity and the creation of our very own digital portfolio. Dr. McClurken has requested we all create a digital portfolio of our own! I then realized something…
You are looking at it.
You see, when I originally set out to create my Domain of One’s Own blog, I thought it was going to be a one-off thing. I was taking the class I thought was going to be the single digital intensive course for my general education requirements. This happening during the beginning of the pandemic, everything was online, and I had no idea what I was doing. What I later discovered is that I had unintentionally stumbled across a medium of expression that would prompt me to declare myself a double major and continue to do more and more online stuff.
This site has since then become a digital portfolio of all the work I want to share in an online setting. I’m a History major, but I’m also a Communications and Digital Studies major. This site reflects both of my majors. I have included categories at the top for both majors. Coincidently, all of the history projects on this site were for Dr. McClurken’s classes. I used to have random citations and images that we were forced to do for HIST 298, but I removed those because they didn’t offer anything of value. The Digital Studies projects are more diverse, containing classes for Digital Studies, Computer Science, and English. I also have a blog for many different classes, and the posts are divided into their own respective categories. One of the things I would also like to point out is that I have all my my other accounts linked on the sidebar. This includes YouTube, SoundCloud, GitHub, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Flickr. While I may not use all of these on a regular basis, I think having them available for others to look at is valuable because it shows my presence on other sites.
And last, but not least, I have a revised version of my resume in the top menu! Why revised? I don’t want anyone and everyone to see every detail about my life. However, there’s just enough there you can get a feel for my history and experience. And if that fails? My LinkedIn provides a much more in-depth look. In fact, my LinkedIn profile shows up before this website in a Google search, so I have a feeling it’s more relevant. That’s no issue though! I have this site also linked on my LinkedIn profile, so everything comes back to this site just as I want it!
Well, what do you think? I have spent hours over the past four semesters making this site the best it can be. I’ve very proud about most of the things on it and consider it to be the defining digital space that represents me.