Many of the people who read this blog are bloggers. But we are not just bloggers! Sometimes it’s not obvious from the content of the post what one does professionally when one is not blogging about a certain topic. It’s not so easy to say, aren’t I wonderful because I accomplished X, Y, and Z. So I’m hoping I can give you the opportunity to boast of your recent accomplishments in the comments.
I thought of this topic when I was reading Dennis Salvatier’s blog and enjoying his recent Batman drawings. I remarked on how I had just seen a Photoshop tutorial on turning a drawing into a digital image. He responded: “Well, I am a professional graphic designer. I think I could swing that.” Well, that got me looking into his portfolio! I found some great logos that he has designed. As I sometimes seek a good logo designer for clients, I will keep Dennis in mind.
Another example is inspired by Jeanette Paladino’s post Stuck Trying to Learn WordPress? WPBeginner Offers Tutorials and Tips. Jeanette had the opportunity to interview a WordPress blogger, one who writes about WordPress code. In writing this post, I thought, how is it that Jeanette had this opportunity? I went back to learn more about Jeanette, and I discovered she specializes in social media strategies for companies.
As for myself, I recently converted the Highland Park Public Library’s website to WordPress. Now the librarians can easily update pages and events without help from me. I used what is called a custom content type to build the events and the calendar. Another recent accomplishment was a quick Coming Soon page for a New Jersey law firm. I also built a contact form so visitors to the mini site can contact the attorneys with questions.
Your Turn, Please
Do you present your skills and profession well in your blog posts? Do you wish you had more of the opportunity to offer your sales pitch in a way that people can hear? Is there some accomplishment you have achieved recently that you would love to share?