Blogging in June – I have signed up #blogjune

The BlogJune initiative is a great way to get your blogging out of the starting block, or getting the blogging mojo back!

#BlogJune

#BlogJune

I will try my utmost this year to complete it for 30 days running!

Who’s doing the challenge as well?

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2015 in review on Karen’s 23 Mobile Things

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 550 times in 2015. If it were a cable car, it would take about 9 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Blogging for Librarians

Blogs for Librarians slidesThe Library and Information Association of South Africa (LIASA) did a series of five webinars about Social Media for Librarians.

The presentation on Blogs for Librarians was done by me on 25 November 2015.

The webinar was recorded as well: Blogs for Librarians: Karen du Toit

The importance of blogging for librarians cannot be emphasized enough! Through blogging you have direct access to your communities. Your communities are online, and they are searching for your services on the Internet!

It is time for Africa’s libraries to get on board as well!

Blogging for the month of June – here we go again #blogjune

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This blog needs a bit of attention, so here goes for the month of June.

I have signed up to flexnib’s form, and also linking up with Fiona at the Bun Toting Librarian.

5 Things I am looking forward to about #blogjune

1. Trying to do a regular blog post on this blog.

2. Reading other people’s blogs.

3. Linking up with global librarians.

4. Thinking about my career as archivist again.

5. Searching for some interesting mobile things to share here!

Happy blogging!

2014 in review on Karen’s 23 Mobile Things blog

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 710 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 12 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

Join archives on Twitter on 10 June 2014 in sharing World War 1 treasures #WW1archives #blogjune

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#WW1archives

Reblogged from:

SABC Media Libraries: Join archives in search of World War 1 material on 10 June 2014…: #WW1archives @followanarchive @askanarchivists The yearly International Archives Day are celebrated on 9 June, but because it falls on public holidays, the Twitter event has been moved to 10 June.

 

Picture taken from Ask Archivists/Follow an Archive blogs:
Created from:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thiepval_Ridge

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/first-world-war-diaries-go-online-to-mark-centenary

 

 

International Librarians Network discussion topic: Blog every day in June #blogjune

I am answering the questions by the International Librarians Network about blogging in the month of June, which are being carried forward by Constance Wiebrands @flexnib.

Both my ILN partner and me have been neglecting our dialogues with each other, and I am going to use #blogjune to catch up on our outstanding conversations. Alberto Boada García (my ILN partner from the Spanish General Council for the Judiciary (CGPJ), in the  Judiciary Documentation Centre, which it’s settled in San Sebastian), I hope this will help us to catch up?

The discussion topic for blogging in June:

Does your organisation have a blog?

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SABC Media Libraries

Yes, we have! We have started our own blog for the Media Libraries to be able to get hands-on control on the creation and content of the blog. We have been using Blogger as our platform, and has been blogging here since 2009.

The blog: SABC Media Libraries

 

Do you have blogs you follow? (professional or otherwise)

Yes, we follow blogs from the library and archive profession, but it is a list that needs to be updated.

In my personal capacity I am also following professional and personal blogs.

I love that #blogjune has a list of blogs that are taking part. It helps to widen my scope of professional blogs that I would like to follow, and comment on.

 

Do you think blogging is even still relevant?

It definitely is! Blogging is a way of connecting with like-minded peers and professionals without having the extra burden of getting published first. It is immediate, it is open for discussion, and gives relevant and timely new conversations a platform.

 

Have you blogged professionally? If not, would you like to?

Yes, AND I would love to continue blogging professionally.