I’m baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!! If you look up “egg on your face,” you just might find a recent picture of me. And I figure, if I have egg on my face, I might as well just be upfront about it. Then I can have a piece of delicious crispy toast with some rich butter and fruit preserves, accompanied by a piping hot cup of coffee!
It’s been quite a while since I’ve written a blog post – way too long actually, and I apologize. A lot has happened over that time for all of us. When I look back over the past 18 months, I realize that my life and work became all-consuming. And that’s not a bad thing for yours truly. I love what I do and don’t consider it “work.” So being laser-focused on it is not usually a problem.
Except. I fear I’ve let you down when it comes to blog posts and that’s where the apology comes in. For many years, I have had an intense focus on learning, growing, and sharing. And then…2020. And we all know what that means! I’m thankful to have been busier than ever since March of 2020, helping others learn and grow, too.
And along the way, I’ve developed a whole new way of sharing what I’m learning – a program I call Nibbles of Knowledge, which is a set of micro-learning, self-paced tutorials hosted on Niche Academy’s website (thank you, Regina, for suggesting this “new idea”!!). We cover topics ranging from patience (!) to being a new supervisor – and lots of other areas, too.
Talk about learning and growing – wow! I had never recorded my own presentations, never interfaced with someone else’s website, and never realized how hard it is to make sure each segment of a topic is truly “micro” so that folks have an opportunity to take bite-sized pieces (“Nibbles” – get it? *smile*).
If you’re a member of a Florida MLC (multi-type library cooperative) such as NEFLIN, PLAN, SEFLIN, or TBLC, they have made several of the Nibbles topics available to you. And if you aren’t a member, feel free to peruse Niche Academy’s website and look for my topics. I’ve gotten good feedback from participants and look forward to developing more topics in the future.
So, although I can easily track where a few hundred hours went over the past several months – and I’m happy to say it was a very educational and worthwhile process – I also have to be honest – I’ve missed you! Drop me a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what you’ve been learning and sharing – or if you’ve had a chance to take advantage of any of the Nibbles of Knowledge offerings. I’d love to hear from you!
Until next time, be healthy and stay safe – and don’t forget to share with others what you’re learning on your journey through this thing we call “life”!
And by the way, it’s a perfect time of year to consider sharing other things – your time, your talents, your blessings!