Category: blogging

Jun 20

Blog every day of June – Clearing the deck – Fri 20 June 2014

I had an awesome day at work today.  Today I finished lots of little jobs that has been on my to-do list for a while and I also got started on some bigger projects that have been taking more mental energy than physical. So as a reward to us all, for a job well done, …

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Jun 26

Still blogging after all these years…..

Its funny, but when I first started this blog back in 2005 (7th anniversary next month), I never thought about it having an end date. I just kept blogging. Anything I thought might have some value to a reader (and I hoped to have at least some of those), I blogged. I needed to get …

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Sep 12

Library blogging in 2010

I am always amazed at how many people read my writing. Thank you again by the way, I appreciate it. I also am amazed at learning things about my blog and other library blogs from an outside perspective. There is no-one better at doing this (or actually doing it all to any level), than Walt …

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Aug 05

ProBlogger Training Day – Part Three

Here’s the last part of my notes from the ProBlogger training day I attended Tuesday. I know its hard to get something out of someone else’s notes, so if you need to ask a question – please do! Blog Workshop – Chris Garrett Handed out a mind map to give some tips on how your …

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Aug 04

ProBlogger Training Day – Part Two

As so it continues. Here is Part Two of my notes from the ProBlogger training day I attended yesterday.  Just to save your eyes and my fingers, there will be a third post, for the last of my notes. In the meantime – enjoy! Building Community on your blog – Darren Rowse Building community is …

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Aug 03

ProBlogger Training Day – Part One

I was so fortunate to be able to attend the ProBlogger training day held in Melbourne today. If you don’t know ProBlogger (Darren Rowse) – check him out. He is one of the foremost authorities on blogging and an Aussie as well and he gathered together a great group of blogging colleagues to present a …

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Sep 18

What’s it all about

So what is Connecting Librarian all about?  My byline says it is about “Connecting new ideas and technologies with library service”.  Which it is, but it’s interesting to see whether three years of posts actually reflect this aim. Enter Wordle.   “Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.”  When it …

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Aug 24

Gearing up and winding down

I am typing this blog post on my Asus EEE PC as practice for a forthcoming week. On Monday 1st September, I am flying to Alice Springs for the ALIA Dreaming conference. I will be presenting with Glenn Harper from Frankston Library Service on Wednesday, the first day of the conference. We are presenting on …

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Jun 27

Learning about writing

I have learnt a lot about writing in the nearly 3 years that I have been blogging, much of which I haven’t realised until I started writing for other avenues. I am in the process of finishing up one conference paper, reviewing a journal article on the basis of peer review and researching for another …

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