One of my new year’s resolutions this year was to sort out my digital profile. Over the last couple of years I have found it increasingly difficult to manage my online life. As well as this blog I have my website, linkedin, twitter, university research profile, and have a profile on a few other websites. I also have a personal Facebook page and a long-neglected Instagram page.
At times I have felt a bit overwhelmed with the amount of information out there – both information about me that I need to manage, and information being shared on social media and elsewhere that I feel I need to stay on top of. I have also, at times, felt a need to withdraw from the melee of social media.
This year as I move into the next stage of my career (with my PhD now nearing completion) I want to remedy this. I am aiming to take a more proactive stance with my social media, to use it more effectively for what it is great at – connecting with others around the world and sharing ideas. I have started to update my various profiles, and this includes re-engaging with this blog. Over the next few weeks I intend to produce a series of blogs relating to the activities and publications I have engaged with over the last few years, pulling out the key points particularly as they relate to career development and career guidance in smaller and island communities. I hope these blogs prove useful to my readers and provide a summary of my recent work as well as kickstarting a more regular blogging habit!