I’ve finished. Woo!
RSS rocks for work-purposes! I was never able to understand what it could really be used for or anything…I love it! I leave it open in a FireFox tab whilst I’m working and check it twice a day (or more if I’m a bit bored).
Blogging is interesting. I tried taking my blog a few different ways and someone had a criticism about each of them (one rather public one too). The only one that everyone seemed to like was me gossiping about myself and I’d run out of ideas too quickly…I’m just not that interesting (although I have to admit that yes, I am the father of Hooba-Jooba Spears, Britney and I did the deed and now I’m forced to pay maintenance to her even though she earns a squillion dollars and I am a public librarian). Honestly I don’t think my blog will continue much longer after this program, I’ll try…but I couldn’t even keep a diary (and I’ve tried that too). Maybe I should set a time aside once per week to write what I’ve done and learnt, someone might care (or not).
I’ve also learnt that history is more interesting than blogs. Out of all the blogs I’ve read for this program, this is by far my favourite.
The way that we ran the program left some staff disinterested. I know that we’re only half way through the program currently, but there are a number of staff who have made their blog and nothing else (or not even made their blog). Finding time in each day to do the activities is very difficult. Personally I did a lot of the work and readings at home. I think it may have been better if we’d organised some ‘groups’ of people to go off-desk at the same time and do the activities together. This would have motivated people more and also stipulated a time where they could ‘play’.
Part time library staff are also at a big disadvantage, it’s difficult to do all of these activities in 15 minutes a day when you work 2 days per week and the entire shift is spent on the desk.
I’d like to congratulate everyone who made this program possible, especially Helene Blowers for putting it together and Lynette Lewis for going through the 800 or so blogs each week. I’d also like to congratulate anyone who has attempted any of this, just think of all the things you’ve learnt!