Coffee and Glitter: Mid-Week

Somehow, today should be Friday. Alas, I have my cup of coffee today.

Thing 3: Variegated Stacks

Variegated Stacks

My apologies CPD23 followers, I guess I am beside myself on this post. After reading several posts, I decided to scratch my first submission. Did I mention, how uncomfortable blogging makes me feel? *five seconds rant over*

A special thanks to Miss Scarlett for recalling to my memory the definition of branding. If you look on her blog, what images stand out to you? What can you gather from this website? Is there enough white-space/images? How rich is the content? Is the style of writing leaving the reader to ponder? Okay, I’ll quit with the questions and use Thing 3 as a litmus test to evaluate my personal blog.

Name Used-  My nickname is Ge Ge, because my *government* name has a unique spelling. It is the capital of Switzerland *kudos for any one who knows it*.  The story of my name is for another conversation. So, I find that my nickname is easier for people to remember and a funny conversation piece when meeting new people. In my professional circle, I use my *government* name because it seems more fitting. Variegated Stacks is the name I chose because I love colorful socks and have a board range of books at the house.

Photos- I just started using photos in my recent blog posts because a picture is worth 1000 words and who can resist a colorful picture? The photo in this blog post is composed of all the words used in my blog since Oct 2010.

Professional/Personal Identity– I love Miss Scarlet’s twist to the *Profersonal* angle. I prefer keeping my professional and personal identity separate. I think very few people have a knack for navigating the humorous/seriousness of things. If I had to describe my profersonal identity, it would be a fusion of Jada Smith/Phobe Buffay-Hannigan [Friends] fictional character.

Visual Brand– I haven’t really gotten this one down yet. I know that you can capture more attention by using visual, subliminal messages. I have a hard time committing to one theme. I hope by the end of CPD23, I will accomplish a new visual brand for my online presence.

Fellow CPD23 Bloggers for Inspirations

Miss Scarlet in the Library

The Hobbit Hole

(the) Health Informaticist

Information Overload

Photo Credit- Creating Wordles 


CPD23 Challenge: Week One

Thank you Lesley for the mention of CPD23 Professional Development Thing Challenge. I am super excited about this challenge. I plan to follow the following people Deva Lib, Lesley’s Grad School Journey , I found myself in the library, Climbing the Stacks, and Librarian of Tomorrow. I just read the Participant List (254+). There are so many wonderful ones to choose from. Please know I will be adding more throughout my blogsposts. I am excited and can’t wait to learn all about social media relating to libraryland.

Helpful Links:

CPD23 Challenge- What is is about?

CPD23 Participants Bookmark– 292 Participants and counting

CPD23 Calendar– Things to discover

23 Things for Professional Development

Do you want to get a headstart on making yourself noticeable, employable, competitive before completing your MLS degree? I want to encourage today’s MLS students to join me in the 23 Things for Professional Development challenge. I started my new library blog as a way to stay connected to libraryland. 23 Things for Professional Development is a ‘self-directed’ tool that will help me continue in my journey in librarianship by teaching how to use Web 2.0 tools to engage my audience and think critically about important topics. It will also help me to organize my lifestyle as an information professional. I am very excited about this journey and look forward to meeting others who are on the path to improving their lives professionally. Stay tuned for more to come as the journey next Monday, June 20, 2011.