A Method to Madness

There is a method to my madness. The ‘madness’ being 1) my commitments, and 2) how I manage to juggle, participate in them all and achieve progress to (some varying degrees of) success.

Purpose.

It’s what I find in everything I do.

A purpose brings accountability.

A purpose allows for meaning and reason.

A purpose defines a path.

A purpose addresses a need or gap.

When the opportunity arose to take on the challenge to blog everyday in June, I jumped at it. (I love challenges)

And here’s why.

For me, the purpose (and goals) of this challenge is: –

  • To expand and strengthen my personal learning network by both maintaining existing relationships and establishing new connections
  • To help overcome my fear of writing (yes I’m actually scared of writing), and
  • To learn and read about others’ experiences, whether they be professional or personal

I’m looking forward to reading others’ stories, gaining an insight into the lives of members of my developing personal learning network, as well as sharing bits and pieces of my life, work, study and random thoughts and ideas as they occur to me. While there appears to be a surprisingly long list of post ideas sitting in my Evernote, there’ll still be an element of “winging it” throughout this challenge. I’ll write about whatever and wherever my inspiration may (or may not) come from.

For library and information professionals in particular, this challenge, and indeed I may now even call it an event, is somewhat an opportunity to reinforce our values and visions for the future of this profession and industry, as well as strengthen our community. We can’t underestimate the profound effect this event may have…..just a glimpse of the list of blogs (and people) who have signed up to join in is proof enough.

A big thank you to those who have made this event possible.

May this event be truly inspiring.

And so it begins….#blogjune – one down, 29 more to go.

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  1. Scared of writing?! Wow – but you write so well! And I agree entirely, this #blogjune “event” is far more than just a challenge now. It’s exciting being a part of it, and being able to follow others, and being so inspired. It’s a great time to be alive, be studying in the LIS field, and to be a blogger!

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