Making the right connections

Surrounding yourself with a supportive network is one of the most important things you can do. I expect most already do this within the family unit, seeking out certain family members for guidance and advice and appreciating the value these interactions have.   Likewise, the same could be said with friends – their input is valued…

Opportunity knocked and the door opened

A week ago I wrote a post about writing opportunities that presented unexpectedly through two of the listservs I’m registered with.  One involved writing for the web, and the other focused on research writing. Today one of those opportunities came into being and in 2014 I will officially begin working on my web writing skills. …

Something New This Way Comes … Again

It’s amazing the things that happen when you least expect it. At various times since I began my post-graduate studies, I registered to receive updates from 5 New Zealand library-related listservs: NZ-Libs, NZ-Libs Jobs, TELSIG, IST-Students and Te Rōpū Whakahau General.  Each has a place within my Personal Learning Environment (PLE), providing me with the…

#Follow your passion

So how do you know when you’ve found that thing that motivates you with a ‘come-at-me-I’m-ready’ kind of passion.  That thing that tells you you’re on the right track or you’re making the right choice? That thing that motivates you to want to try something new or different, to take risks or to challenge yourself?…