Saturday, June 1, 2013

1. Blog June, and all about blogging

Thanks to @Flexnib for organising #blogjune and for this meme! Blogging everyday is going to be hard, especially as I've been trying to use this blog for serious reflection which does take time! There will be some shorter posts this month, but that's ok too. I know posting quality content regularly is a good way to get followers, and I want more followers to make more connections with people who inspire me. Read on!

How long have you been blogging? 
I've been blogging regularly since 2005, but that's my personal blog. This blog, which I regard as my 'professional' blog, started just last month!
Why did you start blogging? 
I was inspired to start this blog by the 23 mobile things course. I wanted to record and respond to what I was learning there, but this blog has already expanded to other library-related topics, which I'm happy about :) I also hope to connect with other library professionals through this blog.
How many times a week do you post an entry? 
So far, every few days, but for #blogjune.... EVERYDAY! C'mon!
How many different blogs do you read on a regular basis?
Quite a few... I have a blogroll that I check regularly (library blogs) and there are also a few non-library blogs that I like reading. They have to have a theme though. If the theme is just 'me' I get bored quickly. 
Do you comment on other people’s blogs? Do you keep track of how many visitors you have? 
I sometimes comment on other people's blogs. That's something I want to do more of in #commentjuly. I do keep track of how many visitors I have, why not? It motivates me to write.
Did you ever regret a post that you wrote? 
No. But I have regretted tweets.
Do you think your readers have a true sense of who you are based on your blog?
Not really, because I don't use my blog to write about myself. I use it to reflect on library things, but I guess one side of my personality comes through. 
Do you blog under your real name? Yep.
Are there topics that you would never blog about? 
There's only one topic I blog about - anything relating (in any way) to LIBRARIES :)
What is the theme/topic of your blog? 
Library world!
Do you have more than one blog? If so, why? 
Yes, I have a personal blog where I store and describe all of my best photos (I used up so much space that I had to pay for extra, grrr) and record important / fun / memorable days in my life. I have a professional blog for reflection on happenings in the library world. I like to keep the two separate. 
What have you found to be the benefits of blogging? 
Having a record of my thoughts that I can go back to and a place to curate content that I've found useful. More recently, it's been a rewarding way to connect with people in the library world. Also, just seeing something that I created up on the internet is pretty cool! 
So, why do you continue to blog? 
What can I say, I'm addicted.


  1. Isn't it cool that ANZ23mthings got you blogging for CPD? I think it's a great way to connect and let's face it, get your name out there / showcase your stuff, for when you jobhunt. Good on you.

  2. Thanks Cath, yeah it's cool! So many things blogging is useful for, and thanks once again 23 mobile things people (and now also #blogjune peeps) for being a great community :)