My lack of klout made me rethink the way I cyberlook

The brand called “you”

Week 6

This week’s objective was all about me.  Knowing what connectivism is, what makes a good blog post and having looked at other’s online profiles, it was time to take a step back and look at my online persona with a fresh eye.  After reflecting on my current digital presence, some modifications were made to my feeble attempt at an Image to my page.

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As you can see there is no marketing here, only mixed signals.  I had chosen the Scott Mutter photo because I have always been interested in music and because that sort of creativity is inspiring.  Although there is a connection with creativity and education, as an educator, I needed a more direct approach to my career, career interests and personality when creating my Image.

In the original bio, I focused on a checklist format, which is to be honest, so me.  My life is covered in post-its, both real and digital that keeps my life surrounded by constant reminders.  My instinct is to attack assignments and their requirements as a checklist.  However, after viewing the video on “LinkedIn Profile Writer”, I decided that this could be one outlet where people see me and determine to connect.  Honestly, I cyberlooked ugly.

So  it was time to rebrand.  There was some skepticism when I first began because when I was reflecting onTom Petters article,  “The brand called you,” when he discussed the importance of branding oneself, I could only think of the scene from Fight Club.  (Mature Content-think, “you are not your job” scene).

Even though I was happy to complete the assignment, and take part in my new look, I had this scene keeping me grounded.

So here is the newest version:

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The focal point is a photo of me (which is somewhat awkward), but hey, if it gets me a higher Klout why not.  Also, the font has been changed and a bit of humor has been included in the bio. Keep in mind that I am fully aware that it may only be humorous to me.  I did not focus too much on all my extra curricular activities this time and instead focused on my math personality.
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It is intentionally short for appearance sake.  I did not like having to scroll down originally to view the entire bio.  As I was looking at other examples of about.me, I really felt that having everything visible without scrolling was the best way to intrigue others to keep reading.  “Always keep them wanting more” right?  I agree with you PT Barnum.   In the end I included apps and tags to connect people to my social networkings.  #desperatelyseekingreaders #noneedtoklout

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