Musings re: site architecture, direction, rss feeds and idolising

I am torn between getting going on this site and keeping it raw, the way it is right now (at the time of writing). Admittedly, I’m scared. I need some chocolate mousse to think about this… *goes off to get chocolate mousse from fridge*. It would be nice to have a nice looking website, but I like doing things for myself, the hard way. My stubborness really shows itself sometimes.

Ummm so yeah, should I or shouldn’t I? Delve into wordpress, or just push-button-publishing in general, OR keep learning the hardway very very gradually? I’m torn. aargH!! Either way, I’m going to be learning so it’s not all bad if I go the wordpress way. Also, another option is whether or not to integrate wordpress into one section of my site (e.g. this page) or let it take over the whole thing and get all the info arch tied up seamlessly.

I used to be fully in awe of Jessamyn’s site over at, but Kathryn Greenhill’s is coming up fast. It’s good to be able to aspire to something and model yourself or your ‘thing’ on it. That said, don’t idolise. Not good. How old is Barbie again?? Bet she’s been smoking in secret all along and that she’s going to need a blood transfusion or a kidney or new liver or something soon.

But seriously, I need to get wordpress going and an RSS feed so people actually KNOW what I’m writing about. I think I know my answer. “Just do it” (Nike).

Sunday musings; aftermath

I made a comment on facebook recently (check my friendfeed) about a workshop that I went to yesterday. I apologise. I was directing the comment at the women that were at the workshop (about six library technicians from around Perth) and their opinion of me, as a result of my general opinions, as indicative of the library community over here.

Some opinions were favourable, some blatantly not so. The latter always seems to rise to the top of your brain and stay in your memory longer though, like cream… (to be continued later, have momentarily lost my train of thought as I’m unsuccessfully multi-tasking at the moment (when is it ever successful??)

On another note, Kathryn Greenhill’s sites (Librarians matter and are down. Wonder if it’s got something to do with the Darien Statements hoohaa that came up not too long ago. I can’t remember where I read all the ‘hoohaa’ but it surfaced in twitter library circles at the time I think and some people just thought it was all, well, hoohaa. Librarian’s getting up their own collective ass and the like. Which brings me on to my next point.

Oh my god, there are soo many differences between Australia and New Zealand in this industry! I really wish I had more than 15 minutes to talk at this ALIA libtec conference in September! hooo am I going to have a ball or what!? (ECU, I promise I won’t bag you).

(Man am I sick of writing a href=” http blah blah blah, must get wordpress going or something!). Ok. rant over. xox


Forgive me readers, it has been a while since my last library related thought worthy of html. I’m not thoughtless, I just haven’t had the inclination nor motivation to type it up here or even write my thoughts down anywhere. Life seems to move so fast. Information overload indeed.

However, on a similar note of thoughtlessness; my abstract got accepted! And I haven’t written anything down about my experiences over here in Aus! uh oh. That is definitely on my to-do list. Check it out (my to-do list).