Friday, October 5, 2007
I really enjoyed the 23 things. At first, I found it hard and struggled with every step. Then, about a third of the way through, everything started to get easier and I liked the way I could use the information I learned in a previous step later in a another step. One of my favorite activities was learning about the Google docs. This was really easy and I think I will find other applications for it. Other favorites included the RSS feeds and downloadable audio books which both expanded my library. I think these activities encouraged me to step outside of my comfort zone and reminded me that learning something new can be hard at first but then gets easier.
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Looked at Podcast.net and Yahoo podcasts. Found several podcast of interest to me. Added the Beth Moore podcast to my Bloglines account. She is one of my favorite authors. I have also subscribed to the New York Times Sunday Book Review. Now to find the time to listen to my podcasts. Maybe I should switch everything over to iTunes so that I can take it with me on the go.
Visited some Web 2.0 sites. I was intrigued by listdump.com because I love looking at other people's lists. Sometimes you find grocery list or to do list in books and I find them so interesting. While on listdump.com I looked at a cooking list and found a RSS feed to Real Simple recipes. I subscribed to it on my bloglines and have really impressed myself.
I placed my 23 things document on Google Docs. I have been working on the 23 things at home and work and was constantly having to email myself the updated 23 things list. Now that it is on Google Docs, I don't have to worry about this step. Wish this "thing" would have been earlier in the list:)
If you Wiki you should consider using another source to verify your information. That said, there is a lot of information out there. Too much for me most of the time. The applications that I liked most were the ALA 2006 New Orleans Wiki and the Book Lovers Wiki developed by the Princeton Public Library. B0th of these were examples of applications that worked well with Wikis.