Monday, 7 May 2012

Blogging again! Thing 1

Ah, here I am again, back on the CPD 23 Things programme, 2012 this time, having started but not completed it the last time, but having learned loads and loads of useful things anyhow!

Have already done a bitta blogging, including as part of CPD23 2011, for which I set up the Veggie Haggis blog, so am not a beginner with this.

My background is, very briefly, I work in Academic Services Development within the Academic Services division at Warwick University Library. We run projects, the purpose of which, to quote our webpage as I couldn't put it better myself:

  • Researching tools and techniques that might enhance the work of the division
  • Developing resources to support the teaching and learning on offer to library users
  • Evaluating the divisions's services and recommending strategies for the future
(thanks Karina and Sian!)

We are at present setting up an ASD team blog to help share what we are up to with the rest of the division, inviting comments and suggestions from the others in Academic Services.

The link given on the CPD 23 programme Ned Potter's Prezi 'Everything you always wanted to know about library blogs and blogging' is really useful; lets me know though I am not a beginner I am still not doing it right and there is plenty of room for improvement!  Thank you!

Talking about not doing it right (which I am particularly good at..), came across this link on @ergosocial on Twitter to what not to avoid when blogging: Neil Patel's 12 blogging mistakes to avoid at all costs, (NP must be a good set of initials to have..)

Anyway, back to what I hope to get out of the programme.  I hope to be able to build on what I have already learned, gain more knowledge from others on the programme to help with Things I am already using, and share experiences and knowledge I myself have picked up with others.  And hopefully this time I will get further!


  1. I'm just making a little time for CPD23 and your veggie haggis blog caught my eye as my thoughts were turning to dinner tonight. Sadly it won't be veggie haggis - it's been a long time since I had one of those!

    Thanks for the blogging mistakes link - read that with interest & made mental notes...

    1. Really glad you find the link useful Sam - I certainly did!

  2. I have had haggis for the first time in my life when I attended this years LILAC conference - something to remember! Looking forward to reading your blog!

  3. Thanks Carol. Hope your memories of haggis are pleasant ones. Quite likely the non-veggie one you had at the LILAC conference - you must try the veggie variety which is really, really tasty.

    Looking forward to following your blog too; from your profile it would seem we have interests in common, lifelong learning, outreach, use of new technologies and information literacy to name a few. Good luck with the programme!