Monday, April 6, 2015

Creating a Portfolio Website and Blog

I began introducing an updated version of my personal site,, through new blog posts shared via social media. It took quite awhile to get that done.

But for those of you contemplating of creating your own website portfolio and blog, here are some pointers:

1. In a few words or slides, let people know who you are, what you stand for, and believe in.

I think this is important as not all have time to read your "about" page.

As most site templates includes rotating slides, I decided to have 5 that would show an e-learning project, latest book, intent as speaker and writer, and opinion on e-commerce direction in the country.

2. An About page. 

People wanting to get you for projects do not need that to be flowery. But convincing enough for them to decide that they want to get in touch with you.

3. Contact us.

Keep it simple. Give your email and mobile number.

4. Blog.

It is important nowadays for a person to have a blog that articulates your ideas and thoughts. This I find to be a challenge. As I update my site on past activities, I take that as an opportunity to blog about insights shared on a recent event.

Hopefully, in the process, create content worth sharing.

5. Portfolio

Depending on your profile, it can include works done, press mentions, videos, and appearances.

Just remember....

You are the only one who can promote and share what you do - better than anyone else. Your portfolio website and blog should properly represent you.