Blog Day 2008 - Jo Alcock Consulting
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Blog Day 2008

Blog Day 2008

Thanks to Jill Hurst-Wahl at Digitization 101, I was made aware that today is Blog Day 2008.

For those unfamiliar with Blog Day (and I’ll admit I was until Jill made me aware of it!), the idea is that bloggers all around the world find other interesting blogs and share them with their readers by making a post about them. Here are the instructions:

  1. Find 5 new Blogs that you find interesting
  2. Notify the 5 bloggers that you are recommending them as part of BlogDay 2008
  3. Write a short description of the Blogs and place a link to the recommended Blogs
  4. Post the BlogDay Post (on August 31st)

Jill kindly posted about my blog and I’m posting about another 5 to spread the blog discovery.

I have tried to choose blogs which I think may interest readers of Joeyanne Libraryanne but broaden the horizons to include blogs outside librarianship. Having said that, my first blog to mention is another librarianship blog!

  • Thoughts of a [wannabe] librarian – this is a new blog written by one of my fellow distance learners. It covers technology developments of interest to libraries but looking at things from a public library point of view rather than an academic library point of view.

As well as librarianship, I am interested in teaching and learning. From the age of 5 I wanted to be a teacher and although I have since changed my mind, one of the things I most enjoy at work are teaching sessions and producing support material.

  • Blogging IT and EDucation – Blogging IT and EDucation is written by Emma Duke-Williams, a lecturer at the University of Portsmouth. She shares an interest in elearning and using technology to support education and posts some really interesting posts about new resources and developments which she thinks could be used to support teaching at University level. I enjoy hearing about things from an academic point of view and Emma’s blog is a great example of this.
  • Oh, what a tangled web we weave – I posted recently about the Library 2.0 to Library 3D talk I went to; Oh, what a tangled web we weave is Kim’s blog. His primary interest is in webometrics but he is also interested in Web 2.0/Library 2.0 and Second Life. He is a lecturer in Finland and it is interesting to read his posts about the current and potential uses of technology to support learning.

As you may have guessed from my posts about Google Calendar, and ToodleDo and ToDo – productivity and anything to ease the process of getting things done is another interest of mine. My iPod Touch lives with me to help me organise my life. I enjoy reading LifeHacker, but I decided to find a new productivity blog to read (and recommend).

  • Simple Productivity Blog – includes lots of great posts on general advice for improving productivity as well as reviews and recommendations of software, and tips on simplifying your life.

Just to show I’m not a complete technology geek, I thought I’d choose one of my favourite “fun” blogs as my last recommendation to check out.

  • Stuff on my cat – as the proud owner of two kittens (if you’re interested there are photos here), I started subscribing to some cat related blogs a few months ago. Stuff on my cat is pretty self explanatory blog (yes it really is pictures of cats with stuff on them!) but has occasionally caused me to laugh out loud. Our kittens found fame earlier this year on I can has cheezburger so I keep an eye on that one too.

That brings an end to my 5 recommended blogs for Blog Day 2008, I hope you found them interesting and if you know of any other blogs you think I may be interested in please feel free to recommend them in the comments. 🙂

  • Ian
    Posted at 23:18h, 31 August Reply

    Many thanks for the linkage! Haven’t had time to post anything myself – been too busy playing with my webpage! Thanks again.

  • Emma
    Posted at 12:30h, 01 September Reply

    Thanks for linking to me! I’d not heard of “Blog Day”, but now I think I’m going to make a late entry. After all, it’s probably only just past midnight in the middle of the Pacific.

  • Jill Hurst-Wahl
    Posted at 13:06h, 02 September Reply

    Thanks for sharing these blogs. I’m now subscribed to two of them!

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