While everybody else has been busy updating their blogs before, during and after the holidays, writing summaries of 2008 and wishing for the 2009, I have completely neglected this blog. Sorry, shame on me. Not updating regulary is of course one of the cardinal sins when it comes to reader maintanence. No updating, no readers, just that simple. And, yes, as a result stats are all but impressive right now ;-)
What is it then that has refrained me from blogging? One important reason is of course BiblFeed, a new Ning community which I launched recently together with some cool friends from the Swedish (digital) library world. It has been quite a success I must say, very inspiring to see lots of new members signing up - we are now more than 180 members, wow! :-).
What is Bibl Feed then? Well, put in short: the purpose of BiblFeed is to collect and present - in a simple and funny way - the digital lifestream of the Swedish library world. Anything worth feeding, closely or remotely related to library activities, qualify for the feed: library websites and blogs, librarian's updates on media or bookmark sharing sites like Flickr, YouTube and Delicious etc. and updates coming in from microblogging tools like Twitter and Jaiku. This way one gets the opportunity to get a rather comprehensive overview, a snapshot, of what is going on right now in first of all the Swedish digital bibliosphere but also in the nordic countries and in the english speaking library world. Please don't hesitate to join, whoever you are and wherever you come from! :-)
Thanks to Kontoret på nätet I found the embedding tool Embedit.in. As a result, below you can see what BiblFeed looks like, embedded. If you want the real thing, go to www.biblfeed.se
Praying that the horrible events that inaugurated this new year will end as soon as possible, I wish you all peace, love and understanding all along the whole year - and after that. (yes, this hippie slogan is still very, very, useful! :-)