Tuesday, June 17, 2008

First Post! or Why voyage?

Way back in the days when you had to do all the coding yourself, I wanted a website. My brother gave me 15 minute a crash course in html code and helped me set up an account at a free hosting service. Technically, they did have "easy web creation" templates, but then your site would look just like everyone else's and I wanted to have design control. I didn't really have any content, so I made a lot of graphics. And I had a lot of plans for sections of my website - all about my interests and so on, but design was so time consuming, I never really got that far.

Anyway, one of the sections I intended to have was to be called "Voyages on the Argo". Argo is the name of my truck, so my thought was that I would take little trips in my truck, take pictures, and then write about our adventures or "voyages" and I thought my mythological reference very clever. Of course, I never really went anywhere, and that was also before digital cameras were so prevalent, so I would have had to develop and scan all the pictures, and writing on the web wasn't nearly as easy as it is now with blogging. But I still like the whole idea of voyaging and new adventures, so here we go on Voyage 2.0! (Also, our library's ILS is Voyager - yea for double word plays!).


Teressa Keenan (Rioghail) said...

I love the word play on Voyages!

Thanks for setting up your blog so anonymous (or non Blogger.com people) can actually post comments. So far your blog is the only one I can actually send a comment to.

laurenm said...

Voyages is a great concept for this kind of journey of discovery.

I appreciate what you're saying about using these applications with built-in web editors. I think the single best aspect of web 2.0 (user generated content) for libraries is that they can easily and inexpensively disseminate library information on the web. Especially for small libraries with no money and small staff.