I’m Patricia Müller, a brazilian living in the US. Independent Internet professional, writer/blogger, webdesigner. A synesthete, a Renaissance Soul, a personal growth oriented person, a geek. Unconventional, curious, a non-24-hour sleep-wake person, a questioner, a perfume/make-up/cosmetics, dancing/singing lover. Online a lot.
I’ve been a blogger since 2002. I currently write in 5 different blogs – 3 of them in Portuguese, 2 in English – this being one of them and the other one www.patriciamuller.com. Long before having direct and indirect financial results from blogging, I quit my last conventional job in the internet industry in 2001 and have been working from home ever since. It was through releasing the Connections theme for WordPress in 2005 that this blog in particular got a lot of exposure and opened several new doors for me – despite its lack of compelling content. That’s why many people tend to see me as a web designer. And even though this is true, it’s only part of it.
The full story is that I have a degree in Social Communications – Marketing and Advertising. I then specialized in E-Business through an MBA. I worked for internet development companies as account and project manager before becoming an independent professional – and even then I already had online projects on the side. I’ve been in this industry for the past 14 years and did everything under the roof as far as web development goes, except for programming. I have strong skills in project management and consulting. I love web design, even though I don’t do it professionally any more. Writing is one of my biggest passions. I fully enjoy creating and managing content. I own and run two online communities. I often collaborate with other blogs, sometimes as a hired writer or editor. This makes it a little hard to answer the question “what do you do for a living?” – and I know I’m not alone in this struggle.
I’m an independent internet professional, a writer, a communicator, a web designer, an entrepreneur. It doesn’t really matter, I don’t let labels define or limit me. All I care about is that whatever I do brings value to other people and reflects who I am.
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