A little over six years ago, I was getting ready for a move – both job and home – and it prompted me to start this blog. I wanted it to be a space for me to think through my ideas on libraries and librarianship in an online world. Things have certainly changed since then – both in libraries, and in my life. On a personal level, my career has veered off on a new path and my personal life has not exactly panned out the way I expected (but it certainly hasn’t been an unpleasant detour!).
I haven’t ever really blogged consistently and increasingly, I have less time for this type of writing. Words and time are both precious and writing is a time consuming craft. I’ve been spending more time writing papers and articles and speaking at events, and less time blogging. And it’s not because I have nothing to say on the topics I wanted to blog about here. It’s just that I’m saying those things in different spaces and in different ways.
I guess my lack of blogging is also because I’m no longer the ‘virtual librarian’ I was years ago. Now I’m an academic with an interest in this sphere. I love that I still get to work with libraries. I love that I’m still connected to the profession. I love that I’m still a part of this profession. But the role I play has changed and my interests have diversified.
I’ve been toying with the idea of burying this blog for some time. In fact, I started writing this post eight months ago. Initially I was thinking I’d leave it up but I really don’t see a whole lot of point in that… Keeping it going means I’d need to do some maintenance, and I’m not super keen to do that. The site is archived in Pandora so the content will still be around…
So I’m hitting delete and scrapping the hodge podge of content I’ve built up here over the past six years. And you know what? It feels kind of liberating! Not that I’m not happy to stand by the things I’ve written. But it just feels like a completely new slate.
Non professional me lives at my other blog, when the moon shines (whenthemoonshines.com).
I know. You are astounded at how creative my account names are.
So that’s it! It’s been fun, but I’m outta here.