In my efforts to build a PLN (Personal Learning Network), I
have tried to focus on not only my passions, but also my needs in terms of a
career. My goal is to create a PLN through the collaboration of several social
medias including blogs, Twitter, and Pinterest.
My association with classmates on Google+ will basically be the first
line within a great web.
Essentially, any type of social media contributes to my
future pursuits. Since my degree will entail Professional and Creative
Writing, my studies include every form of media and artistic writing; though my
true passion lies within creative. My
goal is to be published and reviewed on a worldwide scale.
I want others to recognize my diversity. So I created an
account with Pinterest
where I could demonstrate several billboards of visually
detection. The site illustrates my
interests and gets others to be involved in them. My boards of unique personal
passions will be a form of self-promotion.
As people become attracted to my ideas and images, they will re-pin and
post links to my work.
Also, by blogging with others on an optimistically daily
basis, I can begin weaving a web of specialized connections to support my
future intents. For instance, the site YourVision
is an interest based site
that is highly resourceful. I can keep abreast of subjects and link them to other
sites. The site Viral Blog
is about viral marketing trends, which any advertising position will require. Then there is the blog Quick and Dirty Tips
that gives advice on writing and tips to
connect with the public, yet in a very fun way.
Lastly, I've discovered a method to link social media like Twitter
to certain pages of my novels. It involves embedding retweet buttons within the
PDF pages. People click to share specific lines, thus tapping into the vast
population of social media. I've just got to work my way through the process.
I think it would be great to establish my own website
centered upon my related topics and my own abilities. Initially it would have
to be very user interactive with recommendations to correlated sites. It’s a thought though, and we're just starting.