So, time to get out and about. First of all, someone came to see me – Wendy, aka Wonderingwen….the wondering librarian left a comment on my post about multiple blogging attempts and how that sounded like her too. Nice to know I am not the only one! Although at least my blogging attempts go somewhere – the social media landscape is littered with other things I’ve signed up for then never done anything with. Maybe this course is a chance to address that. Wendy is trying out 23 things from “the other side” because she has set up something similar herself in the past.
I then looked at the participants’ list and the RSS feed and became totally daunted by the numbers. So I reverted to the familiar. I have known Karen at Airs and Graces for years, mainly through SALCTG (Scottish Academic Libraries Co-operative Training Group) of which I used to be Secretary and she is now Convenor. At a meeting this week we joined forces to promote cpd23. A recent recruit to SALCTG is Sonanka at spinning plates……. I tried to add a comment to her blog, but my iPad was having none of it. I also know Kathleen, aka the Victorian Librarian, via Glasgow Library Tweetups (GLTU) and left a comment on her blog. Finally, I haven’t met YiWen yet but she has expressed interest in GLTU and I will probably meet her next week.
To choose a couple of people I didn’t know, I went with a subject dear to my heart. Food! What’s not to love about a blog called A cup of tea & a scone? Nothing! And as a Glaswegian vegetarian, Veggie haggis also has considerable attractions. Unfortunately, this was another one I couldn’t comment on thanks to the iPad.
So – a few things that I’m sure will come up again: SALCTG and GLTU. A few old friends encountered and a few new ones. But, lessons to be learnt – use the PC and grit my teeth and tackle the RSS feed. No point in doing this if I don’t make a bit of effort!