On meaning to blog

I’ve been meaning to blog about Greg Schwartz’s decision to table Uncontrolled Vocabulary. (Walt Crawford provides a list of some other former and current “unique, passion-driven experiments in non-institutional, freely available  “periodical media” serving the library field–making a distinction between things that appear on a fairly regular basis and the hundreds of blogs and other wholly irregular sources.”

However, I haven’t had the time to blog — or think — enough about Greg’s decision. Which probably tells you something.

Thinking about: LISjobs.com, The Tech Static, Beyond the Job, Info Career Trends, the LISjobs.com forums, and this blog… I’m more entangled with librarianship now than when I was working as a librarian, but not so much getting paid for these “experiments,” and it’s taking time away from both the kids and the work that I do get paid for. Something here might have to go, but how to choose?

I’m glad that Greg is getting so many positive comments about his decision — which I also wholly support (and understand!).

One Comment

  1. Greg Schwartz:

    Thanks, Rachel. The positive comments have been really uplifting and reinforced not only that I was making a good decision to stop, but that I’d made a good decision to start the show in the first place.

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  • March 4, 2009 at 3:59 pm Walt Crawford
    I like it...but there's yet another small voice suggesting, by example, that I should rethink my nearly-unpaid or totally-unpaid activities...
  • March 4, 2009 at 4:05 pm Steve Lawson
    I'm totally going to comment on that post soon. When I have time.
  • March 4, 2009 at 4:12 pm Rachel Singer Gordon
    I'm totally going to comment on your comment... oh wait, I did.
  • March 4, 2009 at 6:05 pm Richard Akerman
    I regret that I have no time to comment on this.

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