Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Winding up #blogeverydayofjune
This has been an amazing experience for me. Learning so much about all of you who have participated by blogging, commenting and tweeting. And learning so much about myself. I've found my 'voice' for blogging and it has evolved over this month in collaboration with all of you. By creating a dialogue with the wider library community I've found my authentic voice, one that is passionate and brave, curious and forward thinking (I hope). Best of all it's a mix of personal and professional because you shared with me and I felt I could share with you. We created a trusting community of collaborators. I think that's awesome.
I've been inspired to think more about where and how I work, and the impact I have on others. I've been encouraged to value enthusiasm, creativity and fun in the workplace. I've cemented my interest in the future of libraries, information literacy and Library 2.0. I've been constantly thinking about blogs, blogging, libraries, librarians to the point that all my (non-librarian) friends know about #blogeverydayofjune and now ask me "how's your blog?" with genuine interest! Best of all, I feel connected to a vibrant community of librarians who share ideas and learn from each other. That's a yay!
I don't think I'll be able to keep blogging everyday because it has been a bit intense but I know I'll blog more than I ever did before. I really look forward to meeting all of you at conferences etc. when we get the chance. And I hope this is something we can do every year? Thanks to all of you, the thrill of blogging will be with me forever.
p.s. image is a quick sketch I just did of owl waving goodbye!