Wednesday, August 29, 2007

23 Things ... the end?

I have completed the 23 Things, so is this the end? Let's think about that, just for a moment, do I continue on using this as a tool to assist me in my library work and personal endeavors or be really creative and think of other ways in which to use any of the tools that I have been exposed to. I like all of those options. So, that is my charge and should be yours. Let me know what you think about my blog and I don't mind negative comments but really like positive ones. Hope you enjoy looking at my blog as I have had a blast doing this. Have a suggestion -- why HCPL couldn't use podcast on our website (if that is possible to do) to record storytime readings of some favorite books or of library news or news for Board of Directors...just thinkin outloud. Thank you Maryland Library 23 Things and Harford County Public Library for giving us the challenge and time to do this project. This is SaraSmile.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

August 27, 2007 and #21, #22, #23

Well, it's been a good while since I was bloggin, 7/27 I think was my last entry. I do find it sad that others are not checking out blog sites that others have created and leaving their comments to share. I try to check a couple out each time I login and leave at least one comment. I find it very frustrating that very few have completely filled out their profile screen, under About Me, so that others will know who they are. So, now back to more bloggin fun...SaraSmile. #21, Useful tools for searching podcasts, try Podcasts/Merlin seems very useful. #22, downloadable audiobooks I probably will never use but glad that it is out there for others to use. #23, Summary of 23 things: before I began I had no idea what a blog was or what 23 Things was. Because I like learning by trying this was a great learning experience. I learned how to create my very own blog, explored Flickr, found out about RSS feeds (I owe Debbie Ruth a McD's lunch for explaining that one to me), looked at online image generator and Rollyo, found out about tagging and discovered Delicious and Technorati, and then learned about Wikis and the Learning 2.0 Sandbox, then used an online word processing tool and that was lots of fun to use, then looked at the Web 2.0 awards list, then had the most fun getting a poll posted on my blog and others have voted - check it out, and also great fun doing a YouTube feature on my blog, and then looked at some podcast searching tools, and learned about downloadable audiobooks, and finally to do my summary posting about this learning experience. I have also realized how important it is to select the right colors for text, background, foreground, etc. when creating a blog page, so that text and colors can view clearly while still being creative in the creation. What a kick.

Friday, July 27, 2007

Week 9 #20

Having trouble with You tube. Not sure what I'm doing wrong or do I have it done do I know? Don't seem to have enough time to play so will ask one of the 'already done' bloggers to help me next week. SaraSmile. I finally got this to work...what a kick, it was really great getting this to work and on my blog. SaraSmile.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Blog poll

Adding a blog poll was the neatest thing to do. Think of all kinds of possibilities for this. Can't wait to try some more. SaraSmile.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Friday, July 6, 2007

First trial document 7.6.07 SaraSmile

This is a test document just so I can try using this new web feature, Zoho Writer. It doesn't seem to be much different than using Word or any other word document. I just got an alert about sending this as a non-encrypted document ... now what does that mean, something else to learn about I guess.