Whittaker Live has been blogging about the performing arts for over a decade. This Wednesday, I'm going to Birmingham, where I'll be talking to my peers about social media in academic music libraries. I'd really appreciate your help! What I need is feedback: when you visit Whittaker Live, do you get what you expected? Are you likely to return to the site? Are you favourably impressed, or disappointed? (If disappointed, what did you hope to find?)
I do also blog in a private capacity. True Imaginary Friends has been my blog whilst preparing my first scholarly book for publication. (The book was released in March 2013, so hopefully I'll soon be able to read some reviews.) I also set up my professional development blog called Airs and Graces CPD, as part of the 23 Things project, though I only write on it occasionally now.
As well as blogging, I tweet as @WhittakerLib and as myself @Karenmca. During the week, I try to maintain a professional persona in either capacity. This idea of different personae interests me, and I'm curious what other folk do. I find I use Twitter in several quite distinct ways - this is another intriguing angle, and I wonder if anyone else has categorised their tweets like this.
I use Diigo for social bookmarking, and sometimes share my lists. I also occasionally use Storify. I've made a deliberate policy not to use Facebook except for family and a very few close friends, and I'm a limited user of LinkedIn.
If you're a librarian or a library user - any kind of library - I'd love to hear from you. If you're part of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland community, thank you for following, and for letting me share 'your' blog with other interested parties!