Okay so I get up a little earlier each morning for this vice of mine called blog reading, and imagine my shock, surprise, and delight to find that Doug Johnson, author of the Blue Skunk Blog, had read my post (titled Come Ride the Wave of Web 2.0 and Information Literacy) over on SCASL Blogs! and left me a very complimentary comment. Here it is:
To say that I was ecstatic is an understatement. You see this post appeared in our state organization (South Carolina Association of school Librarians) quarterly publication The Media Center Messenger, and I received a couple of emails from people about how much they liked the article. Since I knew it had been published (my deadline/due date to submit was a good while back in the summer) I had created the SCASL Blogs post to come out at the same time, so that if readers wanted to, they could visit the blog and use the hyperlinks to look at the suggested links. So I published the post yesterday!
What would bring me down?? A good friend today pointed out that some of the links go to blogs that are no longer maintained, and that I might want to find replacement links. BUMMER! One is for my own former school library blog–but I have not deleted that blog. (My rationale is that it is still an example worth mentioning though.) Another goes to a media specialist’s blog, and she has since changed jobs, and apparently professions. She is not working at the school referenced anymore, and is not serving as a school media specialist, but rather as a technology specialist in another area. So I am embarrassed and deflated to realize my links are not so great afterall. I am soliciting our fellow LMS’s on our state’s list so I can put up another post highlighting more that are current and up to date, but this is just bugging me.
I guess I should just get over myself, since I know only too well what is on the WWW today is not guaranteed to be there the next day, or be the same…but I feel like I owe someone an apology. Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.