Not doing so well on that writing resolution…

The plan was to start writing more this year. This has not happened, as you can plainly see from the date of the last post on my blog proclaiming the resolution to write more in 2014. I don’t have a great reason as to why I do not write. I have a lot of ideas about topics and experiences that I want to share. I know that I need to sit down, put fingers to keyboard, and let the drivel my thoughts flow. I just need to do it…

On the upside…I upgraded to WordPress 4.0 and have a shiny (new to me) theme in place.

Rebranding

It’s a good thing, or so says Martha.

I have dropped the library+instruction+technology as the title of this blog. I am now using my name. I should have made this switch a long time ago. The time is right, since I am making some changes to my server and also not doing as much library instruction. 

Another change I should have made awhile back was to make my blog the default when visiting http://whitis.us. I realize this will break some links at “The Google,” but I’m not concerned. Google will eventually catch up and I will rely on the intellectual curiosity of site visitors pointed here by Google to figure it it out if they run into a 404.

My goal is to write more in 2011. Place your bets now. I had high hopes for 2010. I believe enough time has passed and I can now start reflecting, in a generalized way, about my transition to academic library director. I walked into a challenging situation and have had some success in making positive change in the last two years.

All the tech in the world…

and I still don’t blog. I could write posts on my work computer, my laptop, my netbook, and my Droid. Yet, I don’t write. I have been thinking a lot lately about why I don’t write and have some ideas:

  • I want to protect the innocent. A lot of what I want to write about is related to my current job. Protecting the innocent is necessary, since the entire full-time library staff consists of five people including myself.
  • I feel a need to write about events in chronological order.
  • My job has shifted away from instruction and to library
    administration.

I am going to try and get back into the habit of writing. It may also be time to rethink the title of this blog.