Go web. Fly. Up, up, and away web
I’m caught in a web. Not a spider web, although I seem to keep walking into them when I take the dog out, and my garden is covered in them. No I mean the internet (aka: world wide web). I’ve been playing around with my website for days, ever since I realized I didn’t have an active site.
I’m mortified that I’ve been sending potential employers to an incomplete site. I can almost hear what they must have been saying to themselves when they clicked the link. “Why am I bothering with this hamster?” “Yeah right she can do design.” “What a loser website.” Do I need to go on? I don’t think so. Everyone gets the picture. So, this morning I sat down to cleaned up the mess I made. It’s still not perfect but a damn site (pun intended) better. I read a quote some time ago by Leonardo da Vinci, “Art is never finished, only abandoned.“ Not that my portfolio website is a masterpiece, but if a master like da Vinci can have a down to earth viewpoint then who am I to torture over silliness. Eventually you just have to let go.
Not much activity on the resume-blasting front. I wonder if I should do an E-promo? Send it to every organization I want to work for. Hell, I use to create and blast out E-promos for significantly less important objectives than my finding a job. I think securing employment is a worthy objective for an E-promo. Maybe not. I can just see all the organizations I want to work for labeling my email spam. Talk about making an impression, not a good impression.
I’ve been going back and forth as to whether I should incorporate my blog into my website. On the one hand, employers that go to my site can see my writing style. On the other hand, do I want potential employers seeing my on going narrative about the job search? On the other hand, it’s not like I’m naming names or defaming individuals. On the other hand… Enough with the hands, I’m going to have think about this a little more. I don’t want to introduce a chilling effect on these posts. I don’t have to make a decision now. It’s not like people are clamoring to read my posts, yet.
Those who has read my posts will notice I’ve not mentioned the elliptical or giant red ball, in today or yesterday’s posts. That’s not an oversight. We are not speaking. I’m waiting for an apology.