The process of completing this project has been nothing short of challenging yet exhilarating. Since June of 2013, I have endeavored to build better and more defined skills and competencies in order to meet the demands of the market of digital professional writing community. My main objective was to achieve the level and scope of writing for different professional settings in order to bolster the quality of the services being offered and promote the mission of Shards of Glass CDR as a new brand that has endless potential to serve the individuals and small businesses throughout the community.
Naturally that was easier said than done. As a matter of fact, I could not have found more truth to the previously mentioned statement than at the point of completing the final project. That said, with all of the new writing tools that were included in the curriculum made a direct impact on my ability to produce high caliber master level professional writing pieces across the different genres of Public Relations (from event planning to branding).
Needless to ssay, there was much to be learned during this process that did not escape me for future references. It was not to say that I didn’t know myself well before this experience; it was to say that I gained insight about myself as a person, a student, and a professional that will have a substantial impact on future life and professional writing decisions.
In the interests of time, we shall evaluate a few areas which I took one or more lessons from as I continue the project to completion.
I gained insight about the manner in which I perform task. I observed the way in which I management my time in completing tasks to meet small goals in order to meet the main objective of producing master level caliber professional writing content in a portfolio format. Lastly I gained insight on my proficiency levels for creating and operating digital media.
It was not long after class had started that I was stuck in neutral on this project because serious linking problems. I would open the laptop and feel the anxiety physically affect my body because of my inability to locate the source of the problem I was having with embedding the links into my site pages.
What I learned the much of the difficulty I was having is that I wanted to do 30 things at one time and not tackle one and deal with that one until it was resolved before moving on to the next step. I honestly don’t think my vision of the process was as defined and my vision of the end product (which I had derived from the examples provided to us in the first module).
Looking back, if I had not spent an insane amount of time stuck on linking and embedding, I would have been able to successfully complete the content and graphics for the site, not to mention the final editing for the content itself.
To ensure that I don’t repeat this self defeating approach to completing a project this size and scope again in the future, I have resolved to create a flow chart. It is the thing which I ma positive will save my life professionally and literally.
Who’d a thunk that those things they taught in business school and professional training really do work!