I was reading the latest .net magazine last night. Finally a magazine I would actually read on a regular basis with great content about web development. One that I was pretty interested in is Lea Alcantara’s article about self-branding. Pretty interesting considering I’ve been more interested in doing freelance projects to get that variety in my portfolio. With doing web development, 5by5 and A Book Apart, I’ve significantly increased my network within the past year. But because I do so many things, I kind of wonder what my network thinks of me. Some of the 5by5 fans didn’t realize at first that I’m actually a full-time front-end developer. I’m just as geeky as they are. Also, A Book Apart customers don’t always realize that this customer support representative is also a developer so I can speak firsthand how these books affected my life.
Aside from what I do, personality-wise, I wonder what people think of me. Not necessarily because I rely heavily on what people think of me, but more curious to see how I come off as via web. Most of these people have never met me in person or haven’t spent a lot of time with me. It’ll be interesting to see the results.
Feel free to send me the three words that you think describe me: http://threewords.me/candi
Once I’m complete, I’ll fill out the worksheet that Lea created: Art of Self-Branding Worksheet.