As I explained in my post yesterday, this is a new blog to capture my professional thoughts, and was brought on by Thing 3 in the cpd23 course. In a way this is Thing 1 – Blogs and Blogging (see here for more details about this “Thing”).
However, I already did a post for Thing 1 over on my personal blog, so here is what I wrote:
“When I set up this blog, I wasn’t exactly sure what I was going to write about. I’d heard most about blogs at professional networking events with CILIP, my professional body (Chartered Institutes of Library and Information Professionals), and liked the idea of blogging professionally. But the blogs I’d stumbled across during random searching seemed to be about craft, or cooking or both! And there are also some great lifestyle blogs too. So, given that one of my worst traits (according to the O.H.) is my inability to choose or decide on anything (I blame my mother!), I decided that this blog would cover all aspects of my life.
I chartered in 2008, and am in the process of (finally) putting together my revalidation application, although that’s a real challenge. Being someone who plans ahead, I decided I’d do cpd23 in 2012 as something to put in to my NEXT revalidation application! It’s something to think about in any case, and given that this is my very FIRST professional blog post, it might encourage me to be brave and blog about professional issues. (Something has stopped me so far).
I am also looking forward to “meeting” others in the LIS world, particularly as lots of us seem to be in very non-traditional roles, and given that’s me as well, it’s nice to see the breadth of subjects/sectors our profession covers.
So, I’ll be popping back here to do the cpd23 activity set by the course, and hope to see some of you along the way.”
If you’d like to visit my personal blog (lots of cake, sewing, crochet and hopefully some other bits and bobs about my life), please do. You can find it at http://www.justmichthatsall.blogspot.co.uk