As a writer, you absolutely need to build an online portfolio that showcases all your work in one, organized online destination. Imagine how hard it is for people to try and find examples of your work scattered across the Internet. Instead, they should be able to access all of your work in one destination that promotes your brand, your expertise, and who you are as a professional. This will make you more visible in search results and generate more business opportunities. Here are the portfolio platforms – specifically for writers – that will create the centralized web presence you need.
So read the advice in an article I found online. It was something I had been thinking about for quite a while already – gathering up all the bits and pieces from my very fragmented portfolio, scattered across Facebook, Pinterest, and LinkedIn – and displaying them all in ONE place. But I hadn’t figured out where and how to do it, in order to tell my writing story the way I wanted it to be told.
So I duly went about checking out the six best portfolio platforms mentioned in the article, and eventually decided to give one of them a bash. Granted it was a free site, so probably not the best option, but the final result was visually just sooo dismal (hello, the 1990s called and they want their web page back!), that I ended up deleting the whole account and, in true Paula fashion, chose to do things my way instead.
And so now, after much brainstorming, collating, crafting, and dozens and dozens of tweaks – to get it looking and feeling just right (my husband calls me Goldilocks), I present to you my brand new Writer page, which is also now the landing page, on this website. Click here to see it!
I realised it just made so much sense to add ALL my writing experience – as both an author and a writer (yes, they are separate things – all authors are writers, but not all writers are authors), to an existing and content-rich website which, for all intents and purposes, is the online nucleus of my personal brand.
Anyway, as you will see from the collection of samples I included, my writer’s journey (separate from my author’s journey) has been a crazy and colourful one to date. As stressful as a writing career can be at times, there is honestly nothing else I’d rather be doing with my life, and I really look forward to seeing what the future holds 🙂