So, after realising that social media is supposed to be social, let’s get back to the question - what I’ve read and who I’ve met!
The joy of CPD23 is the mix of people taking part –
worldwide, all sectors, at varying career stages and extremely different levels
of social media confidence. My original plan of following a few people from
different places and sectors has completely gone by the wayside, in favour of ‘ooh
look, a thing’ *click*. The fact that the programme's so flexible also helps - Thing 4 has
already been posted, I’m still on Thing 2, but so are lots of other people… and
off I go to see what they have to say.
I’ve particularly valued having a safe place to start
blogging, a shallow end, where you can meet and say hi to other people who are
similarly new to the whole thing, and can encourage each other along. The Savvy School Librarian’s Thing 2 post inspired me to post my first
comment, while Julie at Revalidation Journey
and Asha K are both, in different ways, encouraging me to keep going!
I have learnt stuff! Evan at Learning Learner pointed out the value of including useful links
in your blog, while Nia reminded us to stay positive. I will
It’s great to have more experienced bloggers involved: Collections in a cold climate is what my blog wants to be when it
grows up (this may take some time!). And I definitely need pictures – they won't
be as beautiful as librarydot, or as far-flung as Phil, the wandering librarian, but I’m sure I can find an excuse to squeeze in a couple of seaside pics.
I do have lots of blogger-y questions – things I’d like to
try or work out. I know I’m being followed, but am yet to work out how I can follow other people’s blogs. I think a blog list down the side of the
screen is a good plan – in time! And photos may happen, one day…