Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Round One

Conscious Eating -- I am cutting down on the processed foods that I eat. I brought the bread machine out of the closet of the spare room, and now I'm eating homemade breads. I also am making my own soups.

I'm Back!

Hi Fans,
I am blogging again. This time I will be posting my progress with the Health & Wellness Challenge. Let the fun begin!

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Thing 23 - Wrapping Up

Well, this has been fun. I have been introduced to so many new things through the course of this challenge. It was a crash course, and I will need to go back and spend some more time with the things that I liked to get to know how to use them better. My favorite things from this challenge were WorldCat, del.icio.us and Google Docs. I have already used Google Docs several times, and have shared my new found knowledge and love of GoogleDocs with my kids and coworkers. I think Google Docs is a helpful tool that can be used by the various library committees. My least favorite things from this challenge were Technorati and RSS.

Thing 15 - Library 2.0

Libraries have already gone through changes and have done a good job keeping up with the times. So why shouldn't they continue evolving. I don't think that new technology will make libraries useless. Instead libraries can use the new technology that is available to grow, improve, and reach more people. I think that OCL is doing a great job dodging the icebergs mentioned in the first article, "Away From the Icebergs." Just the fact that we are doing this challenge shows OCL's committment to using new technology to be the best.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Thing 9 - Finding Feeds

I spent some time looking for feeds. I really didn't find anything that interested me. I don't see myself using this anytime soon.

Update: I went back the thing 9 to refresh my memory about what I did back in March. I remember I tried out Technorati and didn't like it. It was confusing to me and some of the things that came up from my searches didn't have feeds. (At least not any that I could tell.) It sounds like an interesting idea and tool, but I didn't find anything that interested me.
Today I went to Syndic8.com to see if I had any better luck with it. I am sorry to say I did not do any better. I am still confused. I thought it would be nice to have feeds about local events, but I got no results with any of my searches. If something did come up , it wasn't relevant to what I was looking for. I'll keep trying maybe some day I will get it. Like I said I like the idea of RSS Feeds.

Friday, May 9, 2008

Thing 22 - ListenNJ

I found an interesting young adult book by clicking on the new arrivals link on ListenNJ. The book is: Jack Plank Tells Tales by Natali Babbit. ListenNJ will be great to use when I get my MP3 player. Then I can listen to some of the many books on my list when I walk Ace, my dog.

Thing 21 - Finding & Listening Podcasts

Still have Disney World on my mind. Now I have a place to go for weekly Disney news. Podcast.com was easy to use, and I found some interesting things.