Wednesday, 23 May 2012

CPD23 - Thing 2: Explore other blogs

Although I’m bit late in joining the blogosphere, I have ‘followed’ a number of blogs previous to signing up to this course – mainly book review sites – but I’ve never previously commented.

I decided to start this task by exploring the blogs of others working in the field of school librarianship, as well as picking out a few blog names that interested me. There were quite a few blogs I enjoyed reading, and will continue to follow - once I work out how to do that. As I was reading, I was quite comforted to notice that I was not the only one who was a bit unsure about blogging, and needed the push that this course gave. It’s nice to know that I’m not the only ‘new girl’ on the internet!

I don’t know why I have been unsure about taking part in online discussions before – perhaps it’s because I’m not particularly confident, and I worry a bit about being shot down in flames. However, I was really excited to find two comments on my blog today – it was really nice to hear from others taking part in this course, and made me feel a bit more confident about embarking on this journey. So, I hope that my comments to others work in the same way.

So, two new things done in as many days! Tomorrow I’ll tackle Thing 3: My personal brand…

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

CPD23 - Thing 1

So, after much agonising, I've finally taken the plunge and started a blog. I've always been a bit nervous about blogging - what if I have nothing interesting to say?! And what name would I give my blog?!

What made my change my mind? Last year I heard about cpd23 - but couldn't quite work up the courage to take part. However, the time has come for me to embrace a new challenge!

I'm hoping that taking part will help me organise my thoughts on new technologies more effectively, enable me to reflect more on my practice and help me develop as a professional. 

At the moment, I'm still getting to grips with the idea of putting my thoughts 'out there' - so I'm going to post this before I lose my nerve completely!