June 30, 2010

Blogging Month Day 30: The End of the Journey!

Filed under: Blogs, Librarian, YouTube — liberrydwarf @ 4:05 pm

That’s it! This will be 30 days of 30 posts! It’s all done!

Blog every day of June was a fascinating exercise. It forced me to reflect on a daily basis (even if my reflection was rarely very profound). It brought me lots of new readers, commenters and blogs I must follow now. It gave me more than one exhausted late-night “must-post” moment. It taught me things I’d never known before. So thank you, #blogeverydayofjune!

Following MissSophieMac’s example, I am going to treat you all to 30 things I did this month (other than blog of course) and then follow up with a final, overall Good Thing/Bad Thing/Learned Thing/Link Thing to sum up the whole month. So here we go – this month I:

  1. Went to Sea World.
  2. Learned how to make my own fettucine.
  3. Packed both my mother and my sister off to Israel.
  4. Packed hubby off to Adelaide.
  5. Inherited a Clavinova and promised myself I’d take up piano lessons again.
  6. Read and loved The Language of Stones by Robert Carter, looking forward to Book 2!
  7. Read 50 pages of, hated and gave up on The Anderson Tapes by Lawrence Sanders.
  8. Read Princess Pig to small children.
  9. Went to Lifeline Bookfest and managed not to bankrupt myself.
  10. Made a bird-feeder (which admittedly I’ve never seen a bird using, so it must not be very good!)
  11. Polished off Season 2 of True Blood.
  12. Worked on the ERA submission for MPOW.
  13. Got a review published in a journal.
  14. Found out I’m to be a second cousin. Twice over.
  15. Started playing (and obsessing over) The Sims 3.
  16. Got to play with an iPad.
  17. Discovered the awesomely delicious Heat-And-Eat beef goulash my local butcher sells (his wife makes it).
  18. Experienced the bizarreness of Gaga-brarians.
  19. Got a peer mentor at work.
  20. Signed up for the ALIA PD Scheme.
  21. Farewelled a friend at work who’s moving to another institution.
  22. FINALLY met my Head of School and didn’t come off looking like a complete idiot…
  23. Got a taste of not only A Game of Thrones, but also Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, just to test my patience.
  24. Took my dog to the dog off-leash park numerous times.
  25. Babysat my mother’s 16 year old cat.
  26. Mowed my lawn (admittedly for the first time in months. I’m a bad housekeeper.)
  27. Investigated Mendeley to see if I like it better than the reference management programs I already use (yep that’s right. Plural. Gotta do something about that…)
  28. Went to the Aurora Institute Alumni Queensland inaugural meeting.
  29. Played Wii at work
  30. Read blogs, commented on blogs, shared posts from blogs…

So there you go!

To sum up regarding Blog Every Day Of June:

1) One Good Thing: It’s convinced me to blog more regularly. Not every day. But starting from next Monday I think I’ll do three a week – a Monday meme, a midweek links, and a wrapup good/bad/learned/link thing at the end of the week. Stay tuned!

2) One Bad Thing: My Google Reader is now unmanageable because of all the new blogs I’m following ๐Ÿ˜ฆ and I don’t even know where to start to clean it up ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

3) One Thing I Learned: How many passionate, intelligent, thoughtful and just-a-bit wacky people there are out there in Library Land. I’m so glad to have met (well virtually anyway) you all!

4) Today’s Link: there’s only one way to farewell Blog Every Day Of June properly….



  1. so long farewell! but only to the blogging everyday. You are still on my google reader ๐Ÿ˜›

    Comment by Penny — June 30, 2010 @ 5:51 pm

  2. That was for me wasn’t it? Hmmm…you knew I’d be a sucker for a Sound of Music reference, and I am, totally. I used to have a radio show and I would always finish it with that song.

    Comment by snail — July 1, 2010 @ 9:06 pm

    • In hindsight now that I know that fact – yes, snail, absolutely for you. You’re welcome, my dear ๐Ÿ™‚

      Comment by liberrydwarf — July 2, 2010 @ 10:39 am

  3. […] One Thing I Learned: How many passionate, intelligent, thoughtful and just-a-bit wacky people there are out there in Library Land. LiberryDwarf […]

    Pingback by Day 30: Assorted sentences from the finish line | Libraries Interact — July 1, 2010 @ 10:46 pm

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