Can There Really Be a Thing 0?

I’ve just started working on #OxEngage‘s 23 Things for Researchers and it’s funny how things change over time or as I become more familiar with technologies. When I first started blogging I used Blogger as I thought it was easier. Then through work I started using WordPress. As I was already familiar with Blogger using WordPress was infinitely easier and now I think I prefer WordPress! The functionality is handy but I’m going to leave Things Bright & Shiny just where they are!

Using both Blogger & WordPress meant that it was very easy to set up a Tumblr account. I wanted to become adept-ish at using Tumblr and thought that the best way to do that would be to use every day for 30 days. A challenge then? Well challenge accepted! 30 days of using Tumblr for taking photos of the sky. #Skyphoto was born! Unfortunately by the time the 30 days had ended I had become addicted to #skyphoto and didn’t really stop. I wasn’t able to start #treephoto on Tumblr as I was still looking up! Six months on I’ve put the sky to one side and started on #treephoto in earnest. Doing 30 Days of Trees is probably best in the autumn anyway.

Note: 23 Things for Researchers is part of #OxEngage‘s Social Media Programme to Michelmas. There’s such a cool interesting line-up. I was I was there!


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Things: Bright & Shiny

I use Things: Bright & Shiny to explore new technologies, new ways of doing things, new… Oh I sound like the opening credits to Star Trek! But I find it handy to separate out my blogs. Thoughts of Walker Abroad was supposed to be used in conjunction with the International Librarian Network so I could explore what it meant for me to work in a library.

Things: Bright and Shiny is the blog where I do explore new technologies. The last time I used it was in the summer and autumn of 2012. I worked on 23 Things for CPD and it taught me a lot about social media and general thoughts about working in a library. Once the course ended I let the blogging slip to one side. I concentrated more on Twitter which seems to be working out some. I tried 23 Things for Productivity but ironically that didn’t work out.

This time I’m going to try again. Oxford is running a 23 Things for Researchers and it’s open to non-Oxford staff. I learned so much from the last 23 Things I did that I think two years on it’s time to update my skills.

Let it begin! And maybe if get into the blogging groove (and I hear it’s making a come-back!) I’ll post more overall.

A Second Round of 23 Things

The last time I used this blog was in the summer and autumn of 2012. I worked on 23 Things for CPD and it taught me a lot about social media and general thoughts about librarianship. Once the course ended I let the blogging slip to one side. I concentrated more on Twitter which seems to be working out some. I tried 23 Things for Productivity but ironically that didn’t work out.

This time I’m going to try again. Oxford is running a 23 Things for Researchers and it’s open to non-Oxford staff. I learned so much from the last 23 Things I did that I think two years on it’s time to update my skills.

Let it begin!