Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bright futures

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Oh, hello.

[blink blink]

I am thisclose to finished my degree. Yeah, that one that I moved to Halifax for almost two years ago.

What?

So I am almost officially a librarian. I don't have a job lined up, per se, but I think librarian is a title like doctor or artist - now that I am one I will be one forever, no matter what my job title actually is.

Speaking of job titles, I'm looking for a job. And as a part of Job Search 2010 I'm thinking I should develop some kind of official, portfolio-esque web presence. I just want to build a pretty simple space online, a my name here kind of thing, where I can showcase some of my talents (of which there are many, and metadata is just one of them), but I'm lacking in an awareness of how exactly to go about doing that. I understand how to get my own domain name. And I know some html, css, etc. But I don't know how to combine the two to end up with an actual space online. I was looking briefly at just using wordpress.com to build a page, but I quickly got frustrated by the fact that I would have to pay more to make any changes to the css, and I wasn't in love with any of the themes as they stood. Plus I'm actually really picky about design, so I'd like to have a little more control/develop something that's a bit more my own. So, if anyone has tips on how to go about getting started, please send them my way. Thank you. I love you.


Also: the closer I get to being a librarian the more drawn I am to classic nerd glasses. The need is almost physical, at this point.

4 comments:

alicia said...

congrats! you going to grad?

alicia said...

I meant are you going to the graduating ceremonies. Btw, maybe you should come traveling with me this fall/or in the spring now that youre a free bird.

Ange Friesen said...

alicia: Thanks. I'm going to be doing Explore at the same time as Grad, so I think it might be too complicated to get down here, but I want to. And alas, my free bird status is thwarted by financial obligations.

A. said...

Congratulations Ange! This is very exciting!

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