I've been blogging (sporadically) for just over 6 years now. Blogging is different to the other ways that I share information online, in part because I can bring lots of things together here (words, images, videos, etc.). But it also feels more permanent - or at least longer lasting - than transient tweets and Instagram photos. It's my 'home' on the internet.

In terms of content, this blog is my personal blog. It has always been, and will remain, a random assortment of things that I'm doing or thinking about. One of my first posts in 2009 said "this blog is just going to be about whatever I am interested in at the time. Sometimes it will be about my travel experiences, sometimes it will be about career and professional issues, sometimes it will be about my hobbies or interests, and sometimes it will just be about whatever is going on in my life at the time." and that really hasn't changed.

I have created a 'professional' category so that libraryland readers can more easily locate my library-related blog posts. But this is not a library blog.

I mentioned Kate Davis' post on Libraries Interact in my previous post, and I really like her idea / question about collaborative blogging. Whether it is the revival of the Libraries Interact blog, or something completely new (like Medium perhaps?), I think it would be great to have a space for ideas, perspectives and stories drawn from a variety of library voices.

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I'd love to hear more from the library leaders and thinkers that Kate describes, but I'd like to hear some new voices too. And then there are people - like me :) - who've been around for a while but haven't necessarily had the time, connections or opportunity to participate in and speak from a group platform.

There is still lots of cool stuff happening in libraries, but it sometimes seems like it's a little bit harder to find out about it. Not necessarily because nobody's talking about it, more that there's so much scattered out there that it becomes a needle in a haystack issue. Collaborative blogging can be a great, accessible way to share the cool stuff as well as the thinky stuff. The ALIAWest and ALIA Sydney blogs are a couple of great current examples.

I would definitely be interested in getting involved in a collaborative blogging/writing space for library and information folk. I enjoyed contributing to the ANZ 23 Mobile Things blog last year (or was it the year before last already?), and would love to get involved in more collaborative content creation.