Thursday, May 24, 2007

Week 3 Thing 6 - Flickr mashups

Librarian Trading Card
Originally uploaded by orangerful
So, I already have a Flickr account that I use on a pretty regular basis but I wasn't familiar with the "mashup" sub-culture. And I really wasn't aware that it was even encouraged by Flickr. I wasn't 100% comfortable giving my information to the site, so I only allowed permission to make this one silly trading card and then deleted it.

Still, it's very cool. I also realized I don't have very many photos of ME on my Flickr site - it's mostly the stuff around me that I photograph and share on my blog.

Also, I'm surprised that the subject of "notes" has not been broached in this training. It's one of my favorite parts of Flickr! I shall talk about that more when I backtrack and post about Week 3, Thing 5. Right now, I want to see if I'm able to post from Flickr to Blogger without the comptuer going ka-blooey.

test post: reactions to "7 & 1/2 lifelong learning habits"

Use one of your test posts to create an entry about the habits among the 7 and 1/2 lifelong learning habits that is easiest and hardest for you & why

The hardest part of the 'lifelong learner' program for me would be the goal setting. I'm horrible at creating realistic goals. Usually, I'm far too vague in what I want to accomplish, so it's hard to create a way for me to know when I've done what I want to do! We have to create a Workplan for ourselves each year, and that's always the scariest part of my evaluation because I have no idea what I'll accomplish in the next year - something I'm intersted in right now could turn out to be very dull and something that I imagine to be boring could hook me! And I also seem to have big commitment issues, so creating any sort of contract, whether for learning goals or buying a car, stresses me out!

The easier part for me will be the actual learning. I love to learn! I consider "learning" to cover everything from reading a "how-to" guide to clicking around on someone's blog and ending up on an article about something totally random. It's all information and you never know when it will come in handy!

first post (again)

So, I've deleted the couple of posts that I had made during LATI and turned this blog into my personal Maryland Libraries Learning 2.0 blog. This is not my first experience with Blogger or my first experience blogging (if that's what you call what I do with my livejournal). I look forward to sharing my thoughts about this program here.

Now I'm going to go find some headphones and watch the "Lifelong Learners" tutorial.