Food for the Soul: Feeds!

July 25, 2008

Quite awhile back I got hooked on a blog from a library and darn it, right now I can’t recall the name, but I loved it.  It had great tidbits of information on the literary world and I looked forward to checking it out every day or so.  That was my first intro to a blog and before long I was checking quite a few- for a booklover and library lurker, there is a bonanza of jibber-jabber and info sharing to be had.  Luckily, I somehow stumbled onto Bloglines and got it set up.  I have been using it for over a year now and it’s terrific.  Whether I check in daily or miss a few days, all the posts are saved up until I get to them- but the best part is the fact that they are all in one place.  At a glance I can see who has posted and with a quick click I can add or delete blogs.

I checked out Google Reader and I think I will just stay put with Bloglines for now.  I wasn’t familiar with Netvibes so I went to that site and it is a personalized homepage.  I have been using igoogle for my homepage, it’s fun to add widgets or personalize and you can have that nifty picture at the top- seems that is what Netvibes is.  Hmmmmm, now that I think a bit,  Netvibes you can also add your blogs, but does it manage the feeds?  Ima gonna haveta check that out!

I’d like to send out this question to everyone in 2.0 land:  Seems like when you get a group like this together you have some go-getters in the crowd- probably great on the job, too!  So, tell one or two great ideas, programs, events, tips- whatever, that really stood out for you in the past year, a “tell and share” of sorts!  Soon we’ll have an arsenal of info to tuck into our pockets for that just right time!

Bookishly yours,


8 Responses to “Food for the Soul: Feeds!”

  1.   Michael on July 26, 2008 5:23 am

    I blogged this, so some folks may comment here. I hope they do.

  2.   Shayne on July 27, 2008 9:50 am

    Hi Elle,
    I am in a middle school library (grades 5-8). Something I do that a lot of kids enjoy is keep a table in the library with a jigsaw puzzle on it. Kids who are not reading or looking for books enjoy working on it, and some even come in at recess just for this reason. I try to provide some connections to the puzzle… for instance, I’ve had an African Safari puzzle with a field guide to African animals kept on the table with it so kids can identify the animals in the puzzle. I had a King Tut puzzle when the 6th graders were studying Ancient Egypt. My favorite was a puzzle with a map of the world– many of the pieces were shaped like the county they represented. Kids would look at a world map I had posted to figure out where the pieces went– so we all learned some geography while we worked on the puzzle. It also provides a fun, informal atmosphere for talking to kids (or listening to them talk to each other)– and it’s interesting to observe their strategies for putting the puzzle together!

  3.   Liz on July 29, 2008 2:55 am

    The simple concept of a jigsaw in the library works in a public library service as well. As we have a number of branches we rotate the different puzzles around the branches to add variety

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  5.   Storage Sheds on August 20, 2011 4:37 am

    I love lurking on blogs as well most specially on things relating to health and medicines. But I still don’t have any idea how to create one. I hope someone can help me too.

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