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Setting up: the blog

5 Feb

A big part of the project is our chance to document, and also a place where we can house the podcast and show notes.

The goal is to get the audio and produce the show, but if you look at the whole picture, a podcast offers the opportunity to build a community. Part of that is giving that community, even if it’s just the three of us, a space to live and reflect.

Once we managed to come up with a name, the first thing we did was register the domain(s). Having a place to refer to when describing our project really gives us some legs. It also rolls off the tongue… don’t ya think? “The Pocket Librarian…”

I chose to use WordPress as our blogging system because I hadn’t actually used it before and always wanted to learn. I have been using Blogger for a long time, but was always impressed by the many different widgets other people were using and decided that it was time for me to branch out and learn another blogging interface.

It’s been WONDERFUL. I spent a good long while figuring out where all the little elements live on the wordpress system and I’m still flipping through a gazillion plugins to find the right utilities for the blog. I *love* that the world has pretty much developed a widget for anything and everything.

Bit by bit, you’ll see the blog getting tweaked here and there. But in the meantime, we’ve got a space to hang our sign and store our thoughts.

Lunch: homemade vegetable soup
Couch potato status: moderate