Posts Tagged 'blogs'

CPD23 Thing 2: Exploring blogs

I’ve done thing 2, exloring other people’s blogs  and been entertained and informed, plus learnt a few things. I’ve posted comments on a few of the other cpd23ers blogs, and on some other blogs that I’ve read this week. I’ve found it best to either comment immediately after reading it, or to make notes to remind me to respond later in the day. Now I just need someone to comment on my small number of posts to give me the practice of replying! I’m sure that will come with time.

CPD23 Thing 1: Blogging

This is the first post on my blog, which I’ve started for a combination of professional development and personal reasons. I’ve wanted to blog for a while, but not found the time to do it so signing up for CPD23 this month has given me the incentive. I had started 23 Things a couple of years ago, but didn’t get very far for a number of reasons. I’m now committed to seeing it all the way through, even though I’m already behind as thing 1 was due last week.

The appeal of CPD23 is two-fold;  it’s self-directed learning, which I know I enjoy, and it’s going to introduce me to a wide variety of tools and techniques to manage myself and my brand. The latter is important as I’m standing as a candidate for SLA’s President-Elect this summer.

I was also encouraged to start blogging by a comment from a very social media savvy friend, that there aren’t enough senior people in the information profession using blogs to share their thoughts.