In a previous post, I mentioned that I would likely start posting more about my cycling endeavors. However, with some more reflection, and with some advice from other librarians, friends, cyclists, and bloggers, I’ve decided that I would go the two-blog route. There are a number of cycling-specific blogs that I have admired and read for quite a while, and having a cycling-specific blog seemed like the best way for me to keep track of my adventures in riding my bikes. Librarians likely don’t want to read about every single cycling workout on the indoor trainer, or the latest technology behind spandex shorts. Likewise, cyclists probably don’t want to read about using a wiki as a subject guide, twitter for library outreach, information literacy, or my experiences in the classroom giving bibliographic (gasp!) instruction. As such, Library Voice, will continue to be a blog devoted to my observations about libraries and technology, with the occasional talk about video games thrown in for good measure. My other blog will focus specifically on my goal to ride the Tour de France 😉 . I realize that this is my blog, and I can write about whatever I want, but I’d like to maintain some consistency in the post topics. Having two blogs should make it easier to rationalize what kind of content goes where. Likewise, having two blogs means yet again that my content is all over the place, but I guess that’s the way things go.
I’ve received several positive comments from librarians and readers of this blog who say they appreciate the posts about cycling, as they give them some insight into my non-professional interests. In order to link the Librarian Chad with Bike Rider Chad, I may occasionally post a digest of blog posts in Library Voice, which link back to my cycling blog.
If you’re interested in biking, I encourage you to subscribe to my cycling blog, which is currently located at redneckinspandex.wordpress.com. I may eventually move the blog to my own web host, but for now you can find it on the wordpress.com domain.
Thanks for reading and happy riding!