Call Me Crazy, But . . .

I’m starting another Blog!

Yes, I know, I’m insane, but not really. The other day a college put out a call for on-line resumes and portfolios for theatre artists interested in doing some freelance work for the coming academic year. I sort of have something set up at LinkedIn and Behance, and I added some things and perfected them to the best of my ability before sending off an e-mail.

[Should I be worried that I never got a reply back? Hm, let it go, Lisa . . . let it go.]

I was not completely satisfied, however, with the results. The format doesn’t say much about me. It doesn’t integrate all the complexities of the work that I do. So, I knew that I wanted a better on-line portfolio somehow.

Yesterday, at a fun and fabulous Memorial Day barbeque, somehow we got into discussing job searches and the need for an on-line portfolio. The discussion was really about one of my former students who designed the fabulous costumes for the production of Peggy the Pint-Sized Pirate presented by my Theatre for Young Audience class a few weeks ago.

You’ve got to love the baby sea monster.

Bethany said, “I know, I know, I have to start some sort of website.”

One of her friends said, “Use WordPress, its easy and has a lot of great options for portfolios.”

Ding Ding Ding!


Now why didn’t I think of that?

Now the advantage to this is that I don’t intend for this new blog to become a daily habit, or to replace Woman Wielding Words. Once I get it up to date (which may take me a while) I will only update it to add new projects and so on. It will be a blog to keep my work/creative history in order, but not a blog filled with as much randomness as this blog.

I’m still debating on whether or not I should enable comments on that blog. What do you think?

Don’t worry, I don’t expect you all to follow me over there or anything, but I would love feedback if you are interested. Of course, right now it is in the beginning stages so there is not much to see, but if you feel like wandering over I’d love to see you at The Creative Portfolio of Lisa Kramer

Just don’t call me crazy! 😉

20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Taochild
    May 29, 2012 @ 15:26:16

    Take it you no longer want my help making a website? haha


  2. Stuart Nager
    May 29, 2012 @ 15:26:23 Gave you a well deserved award


  3. joannevalentinesimson
    May 29, 2012 @ 16:33:07

    It doesn’t hurt to have more than one blog. You can give voice to your different personas on different blog-sites. BTW, whatever happened to Life Without Tenure?


  4. Kathryn McCullough
    May 29, 2012 @ 18:13:42

    No, no, Lisa, I’m the crazy one! I think this sounds like a great idea.


  5. nathan010
    May 29, 2012 @ 21:53:59

    Sounds good to me. I’ll try to fix up the Raised in Captivity misspelling at some point. Why not enable the comments? Don’t you have to approve them before they are posted?


  6. Dana
    May 29, 2012 @ 22:09:34

    I think it sounds like a great idea to have a dedicated website to your creative pursuits, Lisa. As far as comments go, it depends on what type of audience you are targeting. If you’re likely to have followers who can add insights or suggest meaningful revisions, then by all means, comments on! However, I think if you’re more likely to get comments that don’t really enhance your work (i.e. “Awesome!”), then I think it’s better to keep comments closed. You don’t want to dilute your projects with less than stellar responses.


    • Lisa Wields Words
      May 29, 2012 @ 22:22:20

      For the most part, I have excellent commenters like you, 😉 I think I might just set it so ALL comments have to be approved (rather than only new comments). Since this is supposed to help me market myself, I only want to post comments that support the cause.


  7. eof737
    May 30, 2012 @ 00:22:07

    Best wishes on the new blog… 😉


  8. Nora L Pratt
    May 30, 2012 @ 14:21:50

    Fantastic idea!!! why didn’t I think of this (obviously we are all thinking the same…). Fabulous!


  9. Victoria-writes
    May 31, 2012 @ 10:39:48

    Sounds like a greta idea, good luck with it!


  10. Geoffrey
    Jun 03, 2012 @ 20:53:48

    You’re crazy! ;-P
    But I like that.


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