Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Thing 24

Well, back at it. I signed up for the next 23 months ago, but haven't gotten around to them.

I have not blogged on my 23 things blog since I finished the first round. But I created a blog for my student workers on which I pass on information or problems or upcoming events.

I changed my avatar.

I've used lots of the things I learned in the first 23, some of which are quite useful.

I don't like to blog myself (I never have anything to say), but I like to read others.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Thing Twenty-three!!!

I did it!
I really enjoyed trying all these "things". I already knew about half of them, and am not afraid to learn more. The hardest part for me is finding time for it all. Working full time and being mom to 3 teen/preteens and living 30 miles out of town pretty much takes up all my time. However, my kids also help keep me current with what's new and how to do it.

I think I will be able to utilize what I've learned, and continue to learn, as projects come up with web 2.0 needs. I've learned new ways to communicate and connect with others who are working on similar things.

I would be interested in learning about more "things" like language acquisition/translation, music, travel, organization, file conversion, etc.

Thing Twenty-Two!!

I'm almost there, I can't believe it.

I can't promise I'll maintain my blog; Writing is not my strongest form of communication. But I will use much of the Web 2.0 tools I have learned.

What did I learn today? I think I'll be able to find time to learn a bit/try something new/experiment with new "things" every day. I'm comfortable with learning new things and happy to try them out.

I have enjoyed doing these things, especially the more creative ones (flickr, youtube, facebook for sharing photos with family and friends). It's fun to watch my daughter make movies and post them on her website. I'm sure following my children, watching what they do, will keep me current on things, too.

I like the idea of using as much of these things in the library as we can come up with ways to do so

Thing Twenty-One!

I read the articles. I was particularly interested in the one that talked about the whole library social website - promoting the author's visit, linking the books to the catalog, making a podcast of the visit, posting photos of the visit on site. That is a terrific library use of web 2.0 technology!

I joined ning and added the badge. I can see it would be a good way to "socialize" if you have the time or need for that. I have neither.

I looked through quite a few other social networks - Open Source Foods was great - I love to cook, and I love to sort through recipes with pictures, so I can quickly determine if its something the kids will eat and Doug can eat. Craftster is pretty cool. When I have a moment (which is rare), I make things. This is a great source of inspiration and fun for me. Flixster looked pretty cool, too. And although I love movies and watch quite a lot, I don't think I'd make the time to chat about them with strangers

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Thing 20 -Facebook

I did this one a while ago. I'll move on to the other social networks...

Thing 19 - Podcasts

I wish I had more time for podcasts. I like to hear about public radio stuff - new music on the current, words, crafts like knitting and bookbinding. It's a terrific invention to be able to put off listening to something until it's convenient for you. I like that you can search and find a topic so easily.

I doubt that I would ever podcast something unless it were work-related. I'm not a talker.

Our library is starting to podcast its programs. I like that even though I live a half hour out of town and can't make it to hear an author, I can go to the website and listen to the podcast. It's the next best thing to being there.