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I started putting together our list of "must read" library blogs for 2008 last month and while I have received many nominations, I could use many more! Check out 10 Blogs To Read In 2007 and 10 Blogs To Read in 2006 to see who has already made the list.
So what's the criteria, you ask?
What blogs do you read every day? What blogs help you learn? What blogs keep you informed? What blogs make you laugh? Who's the best writer out there?
Think of it this way: "I read many others, but these are the LIS blogs that I read even when time is short."
I'm looking for input from as many people as possbile so the final list is full of new faces. My goal again this year, 10 blogs that collectively paint picture of what's going on in our little world.
Send me your ideas, or leave a comment below.
Note: We all know LISNews is obviously the single most important web site in the entire history of the internet, so therefore I won't be including it on the final list.
Second Note: Anyone who made it to 10 Blogs To Read in 2006 & 2007 won't be included this year.
I sent an email to the super secret and exciting Authors-Only list this morning and I thought it might make a somewhat interesting blog post as well. I've been told several times over the years LISNews is great because you never know what you'll see next. That's why I like it so much as well. If this was Blake Carver's LISNews I would've gotten bored years ago.
LISNews is a bit of an oddity because of the way it's run and what it runs on. We're a collaborative blog where everyone is welcome, so you never know what you're going to get. Most blogs are one person shows. We have user blogs, we have tons of subjects and many feeds. To make matters worse we've been doing this for over 8 years and we're currently on our 4th content management system. Which means we have legacy feeds going back years that are still used. I was looking at the stats (lisnews.org/stats/) this morning when I should've been doing something more productive and got to thinking about how people are reading the site. Based on the current Pages Viewed numbers, most people are viewing LISNews through a feed reader. -- Read More
For the final Carnival of the Infosciences of 2007, Chris Zammarelli, went through all of this year’s editions and pick out what he thought were the most interesting posts. It's The Carnival of the Infosciences endoftheyearbestlistitis edition!
It's rare that I write random blogger stuff, so one of my resolutions for next year will be to write more. Though I think that was actually a resolution for this year too! But then the more I write, the less it will matter, though now that I think about it, what I write matters little now, so I guess it doesn't matter that it will matter less.
So here's a collection of random bits:
The lisnews.org domain got hit by a monster joejob yesterday. The resulting bounces numbered in the hundreds of thousands and brought the .org server down, twice. I pulled the MX Record out of DNS. I'm not even sure where all that email ends up now, but at least the server is stable again. Our remote backup company dropped off the face of the earth, along with one of the remote backup copies. Signed up for a new one, hopefully they'll be more reliable. Still have one copy at home. I continue to think of ways to expand LISHost, while simultaneously thinking of ways to do less work. The 2 are mutually exclusive I think. I still really enjoy LISHost and the interesting stuff I learn.
On LISNews -- Read More