I’ve recently been reading about setting up a writing portfolio. After a bit of a brainstorming session, I’ve put together a check list of things to think about before creating one:
- Where to put the portfolio.
- How often to up update it.
- What to put in the portfolio.
- Whether to create a word document with them all in for easy retrieval when writing to a client.
- Whether to have links in the document or copy the actual content (or do both).
- Who the target audience are (readers or potential clients?).
- To ensure the work displayed is a good mix of all chosen niches.
- Whether the best pieces of work should be saved anywhere other than online (as there may be a risk of losing them).
Where I’ve had articles or letters printed in magazines in the past, I have printed them out and placed them either on the wall or in a display folder. Now I’ve started blogging and publishing work (not only on my site but others) I don’t print anything off and only occasionally save them . So, my plan is to put my portfolio on one of my sites and back up all of my work.
Just stumbled upon a great article called ‘How to create a writing portfolio’ by Sharon Hurley Hall (website Get Paid to Write Online.com). I like her idea of making PDF or Word samples available so that people can download and view your work.
Does anyone else have a online portfolio to display their writing or photos?
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