Saturday, September 30, 2006
I've been having fun knitting for my daughter's second baby who will arrive around December 25th. I don't know why but I think it's going to be a girl. Some of the things I've knitted would be more for a girl. I especially enjoyed knitting this baby bolero with matching hat. I don't think boleros are for boys. I went into Trendy Tots my favorite Baby Consignment store and bought two girl outfits....Ha...Ha...For every $20.00 spent the owner punches my card.
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Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
[http://knittingAura.blogspot.com |knittingDiva] to add my blog address to the Peanut Butter wiki. I also edited the different pages to write about my favorites (restaurants, music, TV shows, websites. I have added this wiki to my Del.icio.us so I can easily go back to play around.
Monday, September 25, 2006
The Library Wikis I visited required a password to edit or add information to any of the pages. I visited the Bull Run Library Wiki which has many nice features and easy to navigate format. The blue search box allows the user to search for items using a zip code. I entered 28227 as zip code and was directed to the PLCMC online catalog.
I thought it was interesting to read about PLCMC Learning 2.0 in "Charlotte Staff Learning Project Summer 2006." I left a comment in their guest book.
Sunday, September 24, 2006
Technology is advancing in giant steps and people looking for information no longer have to go to a library. Internet-based services such as Amazon and google offer information which people can access from anywhere. So how can a library compete with these technology giants in the future and survive? One of the ways Libraries can stay up to date is to be linked to the Web 2.0 applications. Web 2.0 brings us online resources such as Flickr, Google, Amazon, RSS, etc... In doing so, the Library can also become a preferred destination.
Sunday, September 17, 2006
Technorati is for the serious blogger who wants other bloggers to find him. I'm not ready for that but it's been interesting to learn that by using technorati tags and claiming you blog you can expect more traffic (People reading your blog).
Using the keyword PLCMCL2 searching in blogposts I found 30 results; in tags I found 6 posts tagged PLCMCL2 and using the blog directory I found 3 blogs.
The results using the keyword Learning 2.0 produced the following results: In blogposts - 27,839; in tags 56 posts and in the blog directory 2 posts - including the PLCMC Core Competencies blog.
Technorati features most popular blogs which is an excellent tool if you are searching specific blogs. There are those who blog about cooking, shopping, hobbies, books, authors, life, food and drink, etc...Simply click on the tags button and you will find all the different categories. There's something for everyone in blogosphere.
This wonderful tagging system can be used from any computer once you create your own account. The neat thing about this system is that it connects you to other users who have bookmarked sites which you might also be able to use. You can view comments, other related tags by clicking on the number of users (highlighted in pink). The related tags can also take you to other sites which can then be bookmarked as your own.
Del.cio.us is not too complicated to use and the tutorial helped me understand some of its features. To set up an account go to www.del.cio.us.com.
Sunday, September 10, 2006
Rollyo, I guess it is short for "Roll Your Own" is a site which allows you to create your own search tools (also called search engines) for the subjects that interest you. I chose to research "Staying Fit". I like to cook and I'm always looking for new recipes so I named my other search roll "My Recipes". It took me a little time to figure it out so spend some time learning about it. If you'd like to visit mine, just click on Staying Fit or My Recipes
Saturday, September 09, 2006
I love to check out books about knitting. There are some great ones out there and libraries offer a good selection. I decided to explore LibraryThing and joined to find out what it's all about. It does not cost anything but you can pay to upgrade your account. The books you list will become your very own library. LibraryThing will provide you with a list of people who read the same books you read. You can click on their name and find out their interests, etc..and leave them a message. There's also a place to write and read book reviews. I definitely would encourage you to look into it.
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I decided to try using the Dummies Book cover generator to create my own. I'm the proud Nana of beautiful Caleb who just turned 2. Soon I will have another grandbaby on Christmas 2006.
This really was fun so give it a try on: http://www.signgenerator.org/books/dummies/
Friday, September 08, 2006
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
I explored Feedster the tool that helps you locate websites, blogs, news, podcasts to which you can subscribe. I got many results using this method and have added a couple of knitting and rubber stamping blogs to my bloglines.
Monday, September 04, 2006
Sunday, September 03, 2006
Lansing Public Library has library news blogs targeted by age group. You can subscribe to 1 or all 4, it's up to you!