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Columnists moving to Blogs?

Nov - 16 - 2007
Nicole C. Engard

I just read that Roy will no longer be writing his column for Library Journal – but will continue to blog – an option he didn’t have when he started out 10 years ago.

Blogs didn’t exist then either. But since they do now it seems like a fairly good platform for continuing my coverage of all things digital that impact libraries. I can be as timely as I want, I can be as brief or as verbose as I care to be, I can easily include images and links, I have no editor to keep me from making a fool of myself, and readers can much more easily and publicly add to or refute what I say. In other words, it’s about as bully a pulpit as any columnist could want.

So after ten long years I will no longer be writing a column for Library Journal, but I will be blogging. I promise to never tell you what I had for breakfast or what my dog did. Every post will have at least something to do with libraries meeting the challenges and opportunities of the digital world.

Even more interesting is a comment by Judith Seiss (who’s OPL Plus blog I love to death!):

Welcome to to blogosphere. You will find it addicting. Next year, I, too, will stop publishing in print, but I will probably continue some blogging.

What an interesting trend. I have to admit that it is easier to write here on a blog than it would be if I had an editor to answer to – but I still get excited when I see my name in print … and without that what would my mother have to show all of her friends??

2 Responses so far.

  1. Cheryl says:

    I will always have the smile on my face whenever I think of you and that my friends see all the time!! ;) Keep writing..

  2. Cheryl says:

    I will always have the smile on my face whenever I think of you and that my friends see all the time!! ;) Keep writing..


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