Wednesday, August 24, 2011

CDPT23 #3

My online presence. Has certainly changed.

It is time to work on a personal brand.  I can think of three separate times when I've Googled my name. The first time I didn't even do the searching, and hardly anything came up--it was when I was shopping for my laptop.  The second time was for Library 2.0 Nebraska, and it was interesting, since I knew there were at least two other people with my name. But in the mean time, Google's search algorithms have improved, I've responded to blogs, written blogs, and gone on Twitter.

I've always tried to remember that whatever I write here is going to stay here. And anyone may read it.  But I have lost my temper. And I have a quirky sense of humor. Goodness knows I'm not always concise or clear when I write. And I can write. Usually? ;-)  Both my blogging and my blog comments need to stay professional. But Twitter is more casual, even when it's professional. And the Facebook page I have is personal, which is why it;s been languishing this year. But to be truthful, I was overwhelmed with the number of hits I found through Google.

Friday, July 22, 2011

CPD 23

New 23 things program, and the first thing is to give a reason to go through the 23 things. It's not my first jaunt through this type of program, but I enjoy learning, and this offers a program taylor to library use. And has a slightly different slant. Not to mention a national and international flavor. It also may force me to go outside the 23 things with my blog for once. I'd also like to refine and revisit some of my original skills, too.

I've had a look at the other US bloggers, and feel truly left in the dust. I watched the initial webcast, but since that was only an hour, I could spare the time. It was FYE (fiscal year end), and we had to use up funds. So, included with the usual hurry was ordering and reordering (titles that weren't out yet, but that we needed to encumber funds for...). In other words, some additional madness. It all is taken care of, at last, but I'm far behind. But then, I'd gotten used to having a month to get a thing done in.

But at least some of the US bloggers aren't too far ahead...I can catch up. Maybe.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Thing #45

Behind again. I'll have to write this in pieces--or I'll never remember what ideas go with each software.

And I'm still not certain I'm in the correct time zone, although the time remains correct. So far. Way too much info about time zones! But a lot of good info about set up. I never know what to put when setting up a new software. How much to share, my real name, to link it to my other accounts, etc.

There was a hoax on Twitter just yesterday that took in a lot of peopl, sign up for, and many did, without knowing what it was, by giving them their Twitter sign in. Who to trust, what to email

GMAILI hadn't been using Gmail, just my hotmail/Live mail. So I had to set up in Gmail. Now I see why it was touted. All of this is making me want to check my settings in Outlook and Live/Hotmail, and other software I've been interacting with. I had noticed a change with Netvibes I need to consult with someone about--I've already tried to figure that change out for myself.

Outlook is my email at work.  So I haveseveral, with the account numbers for the different vendors, or when I forward  online newsletters, the passwords needed to read the newsletters. Signatures sometimes need to be taylored to be recieved in plain text or  can be designed in rich text, in color, italicts, calligraphic texts, and more. It all depends on the audience, the effect, the information, you need to portray. Study some of the signatures you get from vendors for ideas.

Worked on putting my existing blogs in folders, and changed the setting to latest. I think I'll like that. But it had been a while, and I couldn't remember which blogs were from "NE Learns", some searching I'd done for Acquisition & Collection Management blogs--found a few this time on Technorati, and randomw ones I'd found through readings.

There is something about the settings in Facebook that always make me want to go crosseye. I think it's the trade off between security and searchability, which I ran into looking for a girlfriend's page. I'd always thought her name was fairly unique. Wrong! But I did discover I could see what my page looked to the public. I'm thinking of loosening up, so I can be found. I have to think about it.