Sometime this summer I will be shuttering the Business Blog, my WordPress website that I've used to provide tips, tricks, and tools to business researchers across the planet since 2004. This has been a tough decision, but I am excited about exploring other methods to create and deliver my instructional content. Here I address the highlights and challenges of using WordPress as a library research guide.
I miss blogging. I miss the community we had with blogging. I just published this blog post. And it felt great.
This week we had a soft launch for our new internal WordPress blog, running on the P2 theme. I'm hoping it will be a better way to get our local knowledge out of our inboxes and on the web so that all public service workers, even students, will have access to the same information. An... Continue Reading →
Automattic, the company that owns WordPress.com, is an interesting study in organizational culture, hierarchy, and work. The Year Without Pants, a book I'm currently reading and learning a lot from, shows the inner workings of this very different (and very cool) company. In the book's pages, I picked up on the WordPress creed, which can... Continue Reading →
The article "Is there Life After Email? Yes, and it's Amazing." states that most business email is sent to either "cover your ass" or to "show off". I'm guilty of striving for excellence in both areas. In the CYA statement, the author says that "Email is broadcast to entire divisions simply to ensure no one... Continue Reading →
Making videos for my library patrons have saved me time, allowed me to better serve my them, and enabled them to quickly find answers to their questions. I first started using web video for library instruction over 6 years ago and have learned a lot along the way. My hope is that the information... Continue Reading →
http://ottopress.com/2011/photo-gallery-primer/ I've been thinking of moving my family pics from Flickr to my self-hosted WordPress blog. This post shows how to customize the WordPress gallery without the need for plugins.