For awhile now, I’ve been carrying around a credit-card shaped flashdrive in my wallet that I periodically dump my favorite articles I’ve written onto, as sort of a portfolio/reference of sorts in case I ever need to get some of my work out there.
But I’ve realized that this isn’t really ideal- I need a computer to access this drive, and that means it’s not easily sharable in a pinch if I want to show a source (or maybe, someday soon, a freelance client, if that’s not being too ambitious) some of my stuff.
So I set aside a few hours today and loaded up a blog with a bunch of my articles, from classes I’ve done work for, blogs I’ve written for in the past, newspapers I’ve written for in the past, and the newspaper I write for now, the wondrous Columbia Missourian.
I could not be more pleased with the result, especially considering the fact that the site was free. The themed layout looks great and makes the most of my articles (some of which don’t have the best quality photos accompanying them- and some of which don’t have photos at all) and automatically optimizes it for mobile.
I’m super stoked about this, now I have an easily sharable link that my audience can use to access my favorite works in a snap.