Thing 1: completed. It just took me ages to decide which website to create my blog with. I follow blogs hosted by Wordpress and Blogger, so I first thought I’d try something else, and set my sights on Tumblr. I created my blog on Tumblr, wrote the first article, but then could not figure out whether non- registered-Tumblr-users could comment! I did not see the point of people having to register on Tumblr just to comment on my humble creation, so I deleted my Tumblr blog and decided to go somewhere else… Next step was Posterous: I did not like the design. Then Blogger: did you know you need a Google account to use Blogger? Google is already the search engine I use most, and my smartphone operates with Android… I didn’t want to go all-Google! So next I had a look at Wordpress. But Wordpress has you downloading their software… I thought: “Is there no dead simple, no-strings-attached platforms to create blogs out there, just like old times?” I have a friend whose blog is hosted by OverBlog, so I started creating mine with them. But I gave up because it looked too technical for me… Finally, I went back to Blogger. And I have to say, I am very happy with it!!!
Thing 2: in progress. I started with my colleague Anne’s blog: Information musings. It was easy to comment on, because I know her and she’s so nice!
Then I read a blog I had noticed a few weeks ago, because I know the author works in Newcastle too: louiselib. A quick look at random at some other blogs: Nouveau librarian and Adventures of a Welsh Librarian, on which I did not comment either. I did comment on Digressions of a Sponge for Knowledge, the blog of an American library student who was discussing the “information professional” title for librarians and on Snippets. That is all so far, but I do intend to have a look and comment on more! (especially if it is raining at the week-end!!)