MG at the Hopebox Derby

MG at the Hopebox Derby
Originally uploaded by udandi

Yesterday, I got an email of just photos, no text, and recognized my friend, MG, had raced in the inaugural Hopebox Derby: A Race to Help the Homeless but had not told any of us! I was aware of the event because ShannanB of *Mommy Bits* is the media contact for this event and heads up the Cincinnati Women Bloggers. Annnnd, I just won an IGOR children’s book from Mommy Bits Reviews (I entered as an Aunt, in case anyone was wondering if I suddenly became a parent or grubby contest entrant)!

If it were not for blogging and wanting to find more people, locally, to talk shop with, I would not be writing this post today or using Twitter. For a long time, I did not think I had a use for it not realizing that I could use Twitterfeed to publish feeds from my blog and Flickr to my Twitter account and then let Twitter update my Facebook status. I shared this with Darrin of Page 300 because, for me, learning something new is only as good as if I can teach it to someone else. In turn, I am helping my coworkers learn about Flickr in a fun way with our Recipe Round Up.

It is not that I think everyone needs to be immersed in social media like me, but I do believe many can benefit and enjoy it, IF they would give it a try! Plus, it cannot hurt for librarians and library workers to take an interest in it order have an understanding of how it works, how to use it to access information and promote libraries and services.

*photo is from MG’s coworker*

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2 Comment

  1. ShannanB aka Mommy Bits
    October 1, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    It really is such a small world! You know your friend came in second!
    I am with you. If not for twitter, blogging, etc. there are so many great people I’d be missing out on!

  2. Andi
    October 1, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    oh yeah, I was so excited to connect the dots that I forgot to say what place she got!

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