But Who’s Counting?
One month, a baker’s dozen posts and 1400+ hits on my stat counter later, I have so much yet to learn. But I have figured out that del.icio.us is so much more than yummy!
Library Stuff blog, by Steven M. Cohen, published by Information Today, Inc. will celebrate 6 years of blogging on August 4. I wonder if he watched his traffic in the first month as much as I did? Does he still?
How else, except for checking those referrers, top posts, and search engine terms, will I know if what I am writing is reaching anybody? Oh sure, comments would help, I guess.
Lorelle on WordPress just posted What Do I Do With My New WordPress.com Blog. Maybe I should have waited a month so I could have read this.
But I didn’t. I wanted to share ideas about libraries. I wanted to be able to share links to all kinds of neat books, new technologies, and interesting programs that librarians all across the nation were reading, developing, or presenting. And I was very frustrated with forwarding emails. Did staff ever really read what I sent them? Could administration take the time from their busy days to follow those links? Were other libraries interested in successful projects I had read about or initiated?
Intentionally, I have tried sharing very random things. Reviews, photos on flickr, and YouTube videos; personal impressions of library events, contributing links to current events, and tips for using electronic databases; and some sweet successes.
And to the rest of you library bloggers out there, keep it up! I am reading you, learning from you, listening to you. Your influence is appreciated!