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Hey! I'm Liz Lorena. I'm a May 2019 ITI program graduate from Rutgers University who makes websites and aspires to be a game developer. This is my blog about art, programming, and working on the Web. I have a YouTube channel and also plans for a WordPress theme store and some small games. You can find more information about me here.

I started this blog and my YouTube channel because one of my creative outlets is writing, and I wanted my own little spot on the Web where I can share with others the things I have learned in web and game development and my thoughts on other topics. Posts and videos on this blog are not sponsored unless otherwise stated in the post or video. There are no ads on this site, but my YouTube channel may run ads at some point in the future. I'm transparent about my affiliate/referral codes and links.

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How to Create a Professional Online Portfolio Using Tumblr (Video)

Published 1 September 2018 in websites


Finally releasing the first video in my series of video tutorials! The Internet has made showcasing your work on your own website a smart move for your career no matter what field you’re in, so in this video I show you how to make a professional online portfolio using Tumblr.com and why I think it could be the perfect platform for beginners who don't want to get their hands dirty with more advanced hosting and development tools! I go over how to upload content to Tumblr, the three ways you can install themes, and briefly show you the theme customizer. In the video I also briefly show you how to change the settings of your blog to make it more professional such as enabling messages, hiding the posts you like and the people you follow, and connecting a custom domain.

Finally releasing the first video in my series of video tutorials! The Internet has made showcasing your work on your own website a smart move for your career no matter what field you’re in, so in this video I show you how to make a professional online portfolio using Tumblr.com and why I think it could be the perfect platform for beginners who don't want to get their hands dirty with more advanced hosting and development tools! I go over how to upload content to Tumblr, the three ways you can install themes, and briefly show you the theme customizer. In the video I also briefly show you how to change the settings of your blog to make it more professional such as enabling messages, hiding the posts you like and the people you follow, and connecting a custom domain.

I also show you a lot of great resources in this video to create a nice portfolio site such as the Tumblr Theme Store and the free section of it, the awesome Theme-Hunter blog that showcases hundreds of free themes from the Tumblr community, and the two themes I used in the video: The Void by themecloset-themes and Theme 34 by yeoli-thm.

Also, to make this video, I used Screencast-O-Matic to record my screen and microphone as I did the demonstration, and I used Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (which you can get for free if you're a student here) to make the slides for the transitions between sections of the video. The Creative Commons images I used for the portfolio site in the video can be found here.

Please leave a comment under my video if you think I can improve anything to make videos like these more pleasant to listen to or watch. Also tell me if you have any suggestions on what content I can make next, as I am always open to suggestions.

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Hey! I'm Liz Lorena. I'm an ITI major who makes websites and aspires to be a game developer. This is my blog about art, programming, and working on the Web. I have a YouTube channel and also plans for a WordPress theme store and some small games. You can find more information about me and this blog here, including how to contact me!


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The Blog by Liz Lorena has 26 posts. It was started on 28 July 2018, and the latest post was on 14 October 2019. The website was last updated 29 January 2020.

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About


Hey! I'm Liz Lorena. I'm a May 2019 ITI program graduate from Rutgers University who makes websites and aspires to be a game developer. This is my blog about art, programming, and working on the Web. I have a YouTube channel and also plans for a WordPress theme store and some small games. You can find more information about me here.

I started this blog and my YouTube channel because one of my creative outlets is writing, and I wanted my own little spot on the Web where I can share with others the things I have learned in web and game development and my thoughts on other topics. Posts and videos on this blog are not sponsored unless otherwise stated in the post or video. There are no ads on this site, but my YouTube channel may run ads at some point in the future. I'm transparent about my affiliate/referral codes and links.

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