Have you ever considered having a personal website? You know – a place where people can go to read about who you are, what you do, your goals and aspirations, and of course to contact you. Perhaps you don’t feel you need one and find yourself asking the question, “Why would anyone want to contact me?”; or “How would it really benefit me?”. Maybe, you realize it would be a good thing to have, but just feel it’s too much work or that you don’t have the skills to create one. These are all things you tell yourself for years, but you need your own personal website.
This is the first article of a two-part series where we will explore the benefits of creating a personal website. Today, we’ll cover the common misconceptions that are keeping you from having an awesome personal website.
Myth 1: What I Do Isn’t Interesting Enough To Have On a Website
You might be thinking, “How is what I do interesting at all to people?” And you’re right – the things that the majority of us don’t really seem that “interesting”. So why bother then? Well, for a couple reasons.
First: it’s not about being interesting — having a personal website is much more than that.
Second: how you view yourself is different from how others view you — having a personal website is your public persona.
Myth 2: I’m A Private Person and I Don’t Like Being Known About
If this is how you feel, I definitely respect that. Everyone is different. Some people are very outgoing and like to put everything out there, while others are more reserved and like to keep most things to themselves. However, this isn’t about putting out your phone number, family photos, etc. on your website – it’s about providing professional information to people who are looking to find the best candidate for the job.
I, personally, am more outgoing. My Twitter account isn’t private, I give several talks. But I still feel that much of what I have on my website isn’t anything that would sacrifice my privacy. I share my goals and dreams, hobbies, what I’m currently doing and things I’ve done in the past that shaped who I am, and then how to contact me. I keep it professional – but open at the same time. You might feel different, but the important thing is to represent yourself professionally, no matter how you chose to do so – that’s what matters.
Myth 3: I Have No Idea Where to Even Start
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Myth 4: I Don’t Know How To Code – Like, At All
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Myth 5: Building A Website Would Take Far Too Much of My Time
Perhaps you have a lot going on and in addition to not knowing much about creating your own website, you also are very short on time – this is probably a situation a lot of us are in.
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So what’s stopping you from getting your own personal .me.ke website? We’ve looked at the five myths, but perhaps you are still not sold on why you need a personal website. If you still don’t feel like it can really benefit you, I highly recommend you follow up with the second article in this series where we look at how it can add value to your career.
There are also a ton of awesome personal websites that you can use as inspiration. e.g.
You can find other people with .me.ke on www.findmeon.me.ke
We’d love to hear from you now – do you have your own personal website? Which myth kept you from building your site and how did you prove them wrong? Share your thoughts (or even relevant questions) in the comments below!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016