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Discussion on: Do You Have Your Own Website/Portfolio?

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Marc

Yes, I do have my own website. I work as a freelancer and know how important it is to have a presentation of yourself. But even if you are working within a company I would create a minimalistic one with a blog on it. If you are changing your job or looking for a job a website can be an advantage for you to present yourself.

I started with writing down what I want to archive and whom I want to have on my site. Not that everybody else shouldn't visit but I wanted to know my target group. From my target group, I made three personas and wrote down what they could like or dislike. Writing this down as a significant influence on my design and my content.

Then I started to develop it. I wrote a blog post about how I did this:

Check it out: marcradziwill.com/

I didn't create it in one go. I am a friend of progressive enhancement and things change anyway. The only thing a did in one go before I started was to write the initial content. It helped me to get an image of how my site could look like.

If you start your own site, let us know. I am curious 😉

By the way, I am currently migrating my site from Gatsby to eleventy 🤷🏻‍♂️😁

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Jeannie Nguyen Author

Thanks for the advice, Marc! I'm a friend of progressive enhancement as well. There's always more to be done! Really dig the website, love that your favicon looks just like you.

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Marc

Thank you, Jeannie 😍
I am currently migrating to 11ty 🤷‍♂️
So like you are saying: "There is always more to be done"