Everyone tries to be different when creating their own website where their portfolio will be displayed, and lately it seem that more and more people have been choosing to have a little blog together with their portfolio. The trend of blogging got to designers and artists and here are some great samples of it.
Having a blog on your portfolio website can help in many ways, you can use it just as a 'news' so every time you want to let your visitors know about something you have that little blog there to tell them, you can use it as just a simple blog to share your thoughts with your visitor, or even go further and boost up the blog content to attract people that will fortunately end up looking at your portfolio.
No matter what reason fits you, it's always a good option to have it. Here are some good samples with really good use of it. Enjoy!
This week Abduzeedo will celebrate its 7th anniversary. Our first blog post was published on the 19th of December 2006. It was a difficult time back then. I had recently lost all my gear and backup disks, the same with my friend and business partner Fabiano Meneghetti. With that unfortunate life event, Abduzeedo was born as a simple blog where we would share our learnings and inspiration. The goal was to join the burgeoning blogosphere.
After 7 years, the landscape has changed immensely, Abduzeedo has grown and matured. We have learned by trial and error.
A new year has just begun and with it a series of resolutions, plans and expectations. Abduzeedo has grown up over the past seven years, passing through several phases of maturity, from the beginning of the web 2.0 to the mobile first and massification of sharing content. Through the years our biggest goal was to share everything that inspired us in the creative industry. We tried to balance the content across disparate areas covering design, architecture, photography and typography to name only a few.
The past week was very interesting, we saw big announcements; we have a new Pope, Samsung revealed the new Galaxy 4 and Google killed Google Reader. The last one of these announcements is the one I would like to talk about because it represents and reflects the changing times we are living in right now.
Abduzeedo started in 2006, it was the boom of the Web 2.0. Social sites like Slashdot, Digg and Delicious (del.icio.us), Flikr were the king. Twitter was 2 years away from really becoming mainstream and Facebook was still cool.