I’d like my site to be a combination of an online work portfolio and a blog. Realistically, I could never keep up with a daily blog, but I’d like to refresh the content on the homepage on a consistent basis. I bought a domain name so I will transfer this content there soon.
There will be six main sections – Home, About, Blog, Contact Me, Portfolio and Resume.
On the homepage, the main column will consist of recently published posts. The right sidebar will have plug-ins for my Twitter feed and other social networking sites. There will be links to sites I read regularly and a separate link section for the days big stories. In that section, if a story is ongoing, I will update the link to reflect changes in the news. I will also try to make use of RSS feeds. Finally, I will have an e-mail subscription option because I feel it will remind people to come back to the site.
The About section will be a one-page biography with a photo. But first, I need a good photo.
The “Blog” section will be the page which houses content written exclusively for the site.
“Contact Me” will have a link to my e-mail address. I don’t feel comfortable publishing my personal contact information because supposedly there are some weirdos on the Internet. And as a journalist, I never waste my time filling out a form. I will create a g-mail specifically for the site and forward it to my main address.
Portfolio – This will showcase my work published outside of the site. It will have a drop-down with sub-sections for writing samples, videos, photos and multi-media projects.
Resume – Hopefully some important people will read this page and hire me. This would be the same as my regular resume with the exception of my personal contact info. I will also include a link in case someone wants to download a PDF.
Design – I want something simple in layout and appearance. My main navigation menu will run across the header. The color scheme will be a black-white.