Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Blog learning curve



Sometimes living in the desert is not just about the distance, the heat, the dust and the lack of rain. Since I have started blogging I feel I have been on a learning curve, and learnt about a few new concepts and terms:

Wiki
Mashup
Web 2.0 (and leading on from that: Libraries 2.0)
RSS
Aggregator
Meme
Pod cast

I have looked at a Wiki, learnt about mashup, set up an aggregator without really knowing what it was for...lol...done a meme, and listened to an interesting pod cast from Singapore. (Now I really want an mp3 player or similar..)
The things I still don't know are many, but I feel slightly enlightened and want more!! (I still haven't found out how to embed links in my blogs, but the library should have a book....lol)
Off now to do some learnin'. Feraltb
(The tree is the Dundas Mahogany out front of my house, one of the advantages of living in the desert!)

5 comments:

Kathryn Greenhill said...

Yes, I know the feeling. I started all this on a quiet public holiday (Anzac Day) when I had a desk shift and I thought I'd finally get around to something my boss wanted me to look at. Mildly interesting way to spend an afternoon I thought.

11 blogs later and one course for other librarians ongoing, I can see I was wrong. BTW.....I showed my librarians a list of feeds I'd set up and both groups were most interested in YOUR blog...and believe me there were some biggie blogs in the group.

TB-) said...

Hi Sirexkat,
A Librarian friend from Perth set me off on this trail, by suggesting I set up on "blogspot" for my feeds. I find it very addictive. JB calls himself a "Bloggers widower" lol.
I have also learnt a few things from your blog "Librarians Matter" and enjoy reading it.
Thanks for the comments. TB-)

Westozpt said...

I always thought that tree was a Eucalypt. I guess I will have to brush on the native stuf now that I am officially a citizen

Ivan Chew said...

Hello, try Blogger Help. It has everything on using Blogger.

TB-) said...

Hi Westozpt, congrats on becoming a citizen! The tree surprised me too, I was checked what it was as it was a different, taller tree from the regular 'Blackbutt' in the street.
Thanks ivan I will have a look.