I’m feeling overwhelmed by this foray into blogs. It literally exhausts me that so many people are posting so much information to blogs. How do they make time for it? More importantly, how am I supposed to read all this stuff?
Okay, I know I don’t have to read every blog, nor would I want to. But what blogs do I really need to read? Seeing that there are so many library-related books out there makes me think I must be missing out on a lot of what’s going on in the field. I don’t want to miss out, but how do I squeeze one more thing — reading blogs — into my already crammed schedule?
“It will be okay.” I need to repeat this to myself. It seems I almost always have an initial freak-out phase whenever I have to adapt to something new. The trick is always to keep moving forward during this phase — in this case by learning more about blogs day by day — until I reach a place where I no longer feel overwhelmed and where I actually start to enjoy the new activity.
Okay, I’ll try to move toward this enjoyment by listing the things I learned through my Blogline feeds today:
• Stephen King was just named an American Icon by USA Weekend magazine
• Google just launched a new site where anyone can post, and vote on, money-saving tips: www.google.com/tipjar
• That the Shifted Librarian is written like a long series of notes that include typos. (But I want to look more closely at this blog because it appears to be very authoritative.)
Okay, I’m starting to feel better now …