It has been years since I blogged. And I miss it. I spend far too much time expounding on things via Facebook, and having my thoughts locked away on that platform. Time to get back to my own pages.
When I first started blogging, I was a law firm library manager. I talked about things related to library, to legal information and research, to social media, and to more personal subjects.
In January 2008, I left the law firm and started working as an independent information professional, specializing in knowledge management and information management. The past decade has been very interesting, sometimes stressful, and never dull. I have developed specialties in areas such as taxonomy building, user-centred design, and records management. I have conducted reviews of libraries and their services. I’ve had lots of success, and some failures along the way, too. It’s hard to believe 11 years have already passed in this “new” role.
A continual learner, I’m always taking courses, attending seminars and webinars, reading, and talking to people about what they are doing. I have also been on a number of personal journeys, both physical and emotional. Some I have written about, others not so much.
Through it all, I have tried to take a step back and see what lessons I can take away. The one piece missing is sharing what I have learned. That is where blogging comes in. I’m starting to feel the urge to work aloud, share what I am learning, and hope others will play along and share your ideas as well.
This blog is going to be pretty informal. I may pick specific themes and explore them. Or I may take two or three ideas and find a way to pull them together. Topics may be professional, or may be more personal. I’m going to aim at a nice mix of the two (wish me luck!).
I first started blogging in 2004 on Blogger, a “hot” new platform not yet owned by Google! But I think maybe it’s time to leave the old blog there as a time capsule of sorts, and start fresh. I was excited, therefore, when Kevin O’Keefe suggested I come along to the LexBlog network. I have known Kevin for many years since my early blogging days, and this seems like a good fit. Some of you may recall I was a founding member as well of the Slaw.ca blog. My heart is still with Slaw although I haven’t blogged there in a while. My intention is to quietly start writing here, and then get back to making contributions to Slaw.ca as well. I don’t like duplicating content, but may point out posts as I go along.
How does that sound?