|The Arctic dip at Paradise Harbour (Credit: Iain B. of Over, Flickr CC)|
Another academic year has flown by and and I'm bracing myself for a second frantic summer tackling 23 Things. Having got so much out of the programme last year, I am keen to refresh my Web 2.0 skills, and reconsider how I currently exploit the possibilities they permit, as well as tackle the Extra Things promised. I envisage an adventure-packed summer!
I have been blogging regularly for three years - see the South Asia Archive and Library Group (SAALG) blog - and recently assisted Clemens Gresser and Margaret Jones present a Library Skills workshop on Team Blogging. I've also recently starting blogging using WordPress for the UL's Special collections blog
The basics are very similar, but I have not found the instructions for working with images etc. as intuitive as those of Blogger. It will, however, be a great way to promote some of the non-South Asian gems in the Royal Commonwealth Society collections. The blogging take-up has been so great that we have had to carefully schedule when posts are published.
I have had fun this week tweaking the layout, settings and widgets displayed on the SAALG and Polar adventurer blogs, inspired by Week 1's Extra Thing. I do still feel that pictures speak louder than words, so will endeavour to post as many as possible.