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A Random Musings slash Newsie Blog. How might it look to future employers?

  1. So hello!

    I might include a link to my blog on my resume (undecided) but that's why I'm showcasing it now.

    I'd dearly love to hear your thoughts on the design, the colors, the content.

    I have two worries:
    1) The font is too crazy big. My eyes are going in my old age so it looks swell to me...but am afraid it comes across as shouting.

    2) Snark. Perhaps I should reel it in and be more vanilla while on the job hunt. Desnark the blog, if you will.

    Any advice would be much appreciated. Ta very much!

    The blog I need help with is pattydixon.com.

  2. The font is fine. And I like that you accredit your sources which many bloggers fail to do.The content is fine too, I wouldn't say it was snarky.
    But and with all due respect, I have had to interview people and the comment in your "About" section about collecting speeding tickets would get you a big fat "No!" in my book. I'm sure you meant it to be amusing but it isn't. It's shows recklessness and a disregard for the safety and welfare of others. But your blog doesn't read as if you are a reckless or careless individual. So if you still do decide to showcase your blog on your resume, I would advise editing that bit out.
    I enjoyed reading your blog, it's quite entertaining. Hope that helps.

  3. Yup, thank you tremendously! I already had that in my crosshairs to remove. Your feedback on the tickets was exactly my fear, that I would come across in a way that doesn't represent myself well. (For the record, I don't really collect speeding tickets. I'm super legal. Uber legal. Seriously, last ticket was in the 80's. ;)

    Anyway, your feedback is very invaluable so really, truly appreciate it. Thanks!

  4. Also, cute dog.

  5. I think you're good. The font didn't come across as shouting. I'm kind of old, I guess, because, I don't know what a 'snark' is. It may sound silly, because you seem to use the word a great deal, however I'm lost. Honestly, your blog seems professional, witty, and fresh. I wouldn't be ashamed to add it to a resume. Hope it helps!
    -Jules

  6. I think you're good. The font didn't come across as shouting. I'm kind of old, I guess, because, I don't know what a 'snark' is. It may sound silly, because you seem to use the word a great deal, however I'm lost. Honestly, your blog seems professional, witty, and fresh. I wouldn't be ashamed to add it to a resume. Hope it helps!
    -Jules

  7. Jules, thank you so much! I appreciate it and am very, very flattered! Honestly, my blog is still new-ish and rough. I'm having some challenges with formatting and pages, etc. I'm not sure it's ready to be showcased so all the more reason I appreciate your input. Ta much again, cheers to you!

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