So – thing 3 is reflecting in the online persona/brand that I have. It was a really good idea to neaten up twitter, wordpress, and linkedin, which are my main public pages online. I found that I was Josephine on some and Josie on others, and it’s a good opportunity to tidy that up (hey, I’m a librarian. I like tidying and organising!)
I have to admit, I’m actually rather vain about the fact that I’m the only Josie Crimp on the internet – even now when I type that into google everything that comes up connects back to me! Most of the links I was happy with – either work, bellringing or facebook. However, there were a few weird online profiles that I didn’t remember setting up, so I’m going to try and delete these.
I already have the same photo on all my “work” online spaces (for me, facebook is fun, twitter is work, and they’re both completely separate). I use the same photo mainly because Normai, who is our photographer at school, took a really lovely photo of me in the library that I am happy to see anywhere! Thank you Normai! However, I found it interesting to reflect on the benefit of using the same photo in several different places for consistancy, quite aside from the fact that I’m vain and I like the photo!
I then tried searching angellibrarian in google, which is the name I used for twitter, wordpress, skype, and a few other things. Google automatically changes to “angel librarian” which brings up a whole host of wargame links, most of which with the word “blood” in their description. However, reversing this change means that 90% of the links that come up are me, and 90% are those I’m happy seeing. It brought up several that I’d completely forgotten about – amazon reviews and my shelfari page for example – but which tie in quite well with library stuff- so much so that these would be great to add as widgets to my blog, maybe.
However, I really liked the idea of having a colour/style connecting my twitter and wordpress pages, so I’m going to see if I can do that next. I’m then going to look at 5 or so other blogs from the cpd23 list, and see how their brand is similar/different to mine.