Jamey Stegmaier in 20 Slides

Lately I’ve been trying to figure out how to write a post about my best blog entries of 2009. Concurrently, I’ve been thinking about a good way to introduce someone new to the blog. You know how you stumble upon a new blog that you like and want to read the important entries from the archives? The representative entries? I wanted a clear, succinct way to present that. I wanted to be able to give someone an accurate portrayal of myself and the blog in a short amount of time.

So I asked a few people who have read many of the entries on my blog for their feedback–people who only know me through the blog. They offered some great suggestions, and I added some other entries…but I still didn’t have a good way to present them. This blog covers a vast array of topics. Presenting a reader with a long list of representative entries is not an effective way of introducing the blog.

I was stumped…and then I thought of SlideShare.

Using PowerPoint, I created a slideshow about myself, linking to blog entries throughout the slideshow. You can flip through the slideshow in less than 30 seconds and learn a ton of information about me. Or you can click through some of the entries linked to in the slideshow to read some of the best and most representative blog entries in the history of this blog. They embody who I am in their content, tone, and style.

Let me know what you think. I plan to post this slideshow in the sidebar of this blog, so if you think I should change anything, let me know.