I went back to hunt up my first entry. Hmmm. I've stayed on track with my original idea, one way and another. With some entertaining detours.
Friday, February 1, 2008
I keep tripping over useful stuff on the net that's worth a) having in one spot so *I* can find it again and b) having in one spot so others can find it if they wish to.
Being a teacher librarian is a great job. It's changed so much in twenty-coughcough years, but it's still a great job. Just not enough time to sit and drink Diet Coke and read the newspaper, like people seem to think you do, but hey, every job has its cliches.
(Dang, I'm working the bun and glasses thing today - only it's too hot to not have your hair out of the way, and the glasses are a genetic gift from Grandpa. Can't win 'em all...).
So welcome to my virtual office. Pull up a pew. Post a comment. Share useful things you've found that I can add here for other teacher librarians. But bring your own Diet Coke...! And if you were in my real office, you could dig into the jellybean jar. Jellybean diplomacy is damn fine stuff.
What would I like as a present?
Comments from readers (sometimes one does wonder if one is writing into a vacuum - and then you get a lovely comment, and sigh with pleasure at knowing the tree falling in the forest really is heard!). Yup, you.
So if you want to say what's useful, which entry has been your favourite, or just hello - leave a comment, and that will make this 500th entry rightfully special.
Thank you for reading this blog! Now for the next 500...
PS. It occurs to me that if I'd written the number of words in this blog for a novel instead...I'd probably have at least a decent first draft. But this has just been a different sort of story. Differently fun. Also fun. No regrets! And I can still work on novels too, if I wish.
PPS. Just for the archives, the stats as of today: 69,226 visitors according to one counter (the number on a counter depends of course when you added it to your site &tc). 20 Bloglines readers, 23 Followers in Blogger, 118 bookmarks of the home page on Delicious, Technorati authority 128. A couple of other snapshots of visitors:
and the same map with smaller dots:
Hmmm. Anytime I find myself muttering Interdum feror cupidine partium magnarum Europae vincendarum I can remind myself it's been done...!!