Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Thing 3 - Personal Brand

Well I have had fun Googling my name and coming up with all different Bev and Beverley Wrights, including a poet, a lovely teddy bear called the Wright Bear and an obituary..(!) I came to the conclusion that it all depends on who you want to find you.  Do you want your old school mates and perhaps old colleagues to rediscover you, on the likes of Facebook or MySpace or will future employers hunt for you?  If you type in Beverley Wright Library Assistant I am at the top! I am on the list of the A to Z of the NHS Health Libraries Group.
For the 23 Things thing, my blog will come under a professional capacity, so I have decided to keep my personal and professional life separate. Although I have added some interests and hobbies that I currently have on my profile, I haven't linked them with anything like other forums I may be on, relating to the interests I have.  After saying that I will try not to be too much of a closed book if someone asks me about my interests - if they're interested..

To Blog or not to Blog.. Thing 1 & Thing 2

Well here goes - my first ever attempt at a blog..  After spending ages faffing around creating it and making it look pretty I am finally writing something!
The idea of putting my thoughts on a computer programme for all the world to see has never been a desire of mine - I mean it's a bit... well.. vain, isn't it?  Who'd want to read it? So...Why am I doing the 23 Things?  Well I would like to learn more about this technology malarky for one thing, not having a lot of experience in things like blogging, Twitter and the like.  It is the future after all, and I am interested in learning more about it.  Also if it's going to help my professional career then it's for the good too.  You never know it may be fun along the way if I'm not tearing my hair out wondering why something doesn't work when I want it to.  (I'm not the most patient of people when it comes to computers - I gotta admit).  Well here goes...
To infinity and beyond!.........
Thing 2 - exploring other blogs
wow people are really professional in their blogs.  Some of them look really nice.  Some really know what to say in them too, I could never think of that much to write!  I struggle with this one!  I have sought out a few to follow, mainly other library assistants because I can't really 'relate' to what the librarians are saying.  Some of it I don't have a clue what they are talking about if they go off on a techy tangent!  Anyway will continue to follow the other blogs, am always interested what other people say on their 'things', librarians as well as assistants.