Blogging Fundamentals Day 2

So today, my assignment is to change my blog title and my tag line. There’s just one problem: I really like my title and tag line. Well, the title anyway. I’m not sure I actually have a tag line right now. Lo-Fi World came about partly because I thought it sounded good. Mostly, though, it helps remind me that not everything is high tech around me. And sometimes it’s good to get in touch with my low tech surroundings, just get out there and feel things. I work in a pretty high tech field, with computers and things every day. Honestly, there’s times I just need that reminder.

As for a tag line, it turns out I do have one set. It just doesn’t show up in the theme I’m using. Just for the record, the tag line for Lo-Fi World is “living a life worth watching.” It serves as a reminder to me of what life is (an ongoing piece of performance art) and what my life’s goal is. Knowing that people are watching anyway, I want to make sure that my life is worth their attention. That even if I don’t leave a huge impression on people, I at least leave one. I’ll need to reconsider my current theme. Let me know your opinions in the comments. Until tomorrow!

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Why I’m here

Time to get this blog going again. Toward that end, I’m doing the Blogging: Fundamentals course through Daily Post. Today I’m supposed to do an introductory post about why I’m doing this and what I’ll be writing about. Here goes.

I work as a librarian at our local public library, so you can expect reviews and things about library life. As you can tell from previous posts, I like to do photography. Expect some of that. This is a general purpose blog, with a focus on life in general. For a more in-depth explanation of my beliefs and mission, take a look at the “About” widget. I’m very much interested in work-life balance, so that will be the focus of some posts.

I’ll be back tomorrow with more stuff!

TLCU 2018

From now through Wednesday, I’m in St. Louis, Missouri at the 2018 TLCU Conference. For those who don’t know, TLCU is the annual user meeting/update/training program for those whose libraries use Library Solution and CARL integrated library systems. They’re both produced by The Library Corporation. Library Solution is designed for public libraries (such as where I work), while CARL is intended for academic libraries. Lots of programs, should be a good 3 days. More as it happens!

4-Week November Challenge

There’s no steps involved. No weigh-ins, no check-ins. That doesn’t mean it’s easy, though. I’ll be doing this myself from today through the end of November. If anyone wants to join me, just go ahead. You don’t even have to tell me or anyone.
So much of what we do is habit, if you stop to think about it, it’s amazing. Those simple habits build into a life, which may or may not be what we like. This is practice in changing habits, and in understanding people better.
We can’t change how people act. But we can change how we react to them. That’s what this challenge is about. We all know people who do things that bother us, or irritate us, or just make us crazy. For example, our co-worker Jennifer is always late getting to her next assignment, or we have that one customer that seems so needy, or cousin George is on Facebook non-stop arguing his stupid politics. This challenge is to pick one person like that, and for the next 28 days, think of something good about that person every day. Maybe Jennifer is a little late, but she’s focused on her work at each assignment like a laser. Maybe that customer has really good fashion sense and looks great every day. Maybe George is really good with children and always there to take care of them when you need him. There’s lots of things.
You don’t need to say any of this to anyone. In fact, it’s better if you don’t. Just keep it up for 4 weeks and watch the change. If you want, you can keep a list of what you think of. I would suggest that, so you can keep track of the good things you think of. Just don’t leave it laying out where someone could find it! And if you miss a day or two, don’t beat yourself up about it. Just remember to do better with this challenge next time. I know it sounds pretty simple, but this is a good technique to work on changing how you relate to someone. I’ve tried it. It does work. Sometimes it takes more than 4 weeks. You can keep doing it as long as you think you need it.
Thanks, have fun, and have a great day.

My Audiobook List, Part One

This is a much larger project than I thought. I currently have 87 audiobooks in my collection, 55 of which I have not read. I’ll be adding more, of course, but I want to get some of this list whittled down. Just in case anyone is interested, here’s my list, ordered by publication date (this may reveal more about me than I realized): Continue reading

Audiobook Challenge 2017

I know it’s kind of late in the year, but I’ve joined an Audiobook challenge. I’m interested to see how many I can finish before the end of 2017. There are a couple out there, but the one I joined is hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer. You can find out more information here. I’m really hoping this will encourage me to make better use of my Audible subscription. The first book I’ll be listening to is Charles Dickens’ The Cricket on the Hearth.