I should be doing something else. I have a table with a small stack of blank paper, three freshly sharpened pencils, my course folder, an article, a print-out of my deck from last year's lecture, a small pile of notes and a head full of ideas of what I want to cover in tonight's lecture.
So call this procrastinating, but seeing "November 18" across the top of this page was bothering me. Besides, I need to get the juices flowing before I dive into the day's work.
Although I'm not sure what to write by way of an update. I'll admit that with all the sharing I do on Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Instagram (no web URL!), etc, I'm having a harder time these days seeing exactly how this blog fit into the larger picture of how I communicate with the rest of the world. I had been using it to host a feed for my podcast, but I think it is safe to say that my podcasting effort is on hiatus for the forseeable future. I had thought about it as a place for longer-than-140-character shares of a non-work nature, which is certainly could be.
If I dig into it, I think that if I were to somehow find the wherewithal to produce something worthwhile here (ok, just to produce something, anything), I'm feeling uncertain about Blogger as the platform of choice. The safe bet seems to me to be to assume that Google will eventually try to wrap and roll this all into Google+ some way. So sticking with Blogger would for me mean decided to make an effort and build/grow my presence in Googlespace (connecting with people via Google+, etc). It would be a bit of a hedged bet, and somewhat greasy as an concept, but... ok, this is starting to sound like a plan of some sort. Better leave that here for now.
I will be starting a new blog, though. This one will be 100% focused on my work as a librarian, and will be part of the blogging initiative we're rolling out at work. Part leading by example, part eating my own dog food, and part fulfilling the need I have to communicate with others about what I do. I'll post a link here once that happens.
Right now, though, I really need to pull together tonight's course and deal with the rest of the tasks the day has lined up for me.
Oups, already drained my cup of coffee...
So a refill first, and then back to it.