The library folks I’ve decided to throw my career lot in with are a neat bunch – we’re a curious, quirky lot, but some of us can be a bit uncomfortable with this whole internet thing. So they’ve gotten together and created a website and a program entitled 23 Things Kansas where we can learn about new technologies and get to know each other. When I first heard about it, I thought – great idea…. for other people. But for me? I’ve been up on the whole web 2.0 world since it began and have been blogging on various platforms since forever, so why spend the time?
And then I thought about how much I’ve actually posted recently, which isn’t much. So, yeah, I’m on board. I’ll be posting on a more regular schedule, and I’ll also be posting 23 Things-related stuff from time to time.
For anyone who’s new to the blog, I’ll introduce myself – my name is Gregg Winsor, currently with the Johnson County Library, a public library system right outside of Kansas City. I graduated with my Master’s this year from Emporia State and am currently looking for a full-time gig. I’m a Reader’s Advisory freak and love books – I’ll pretty much read anything, but my passion will run to crime thrillers and noirs – my favorite authors are Raymond Chandler, Michael Connelly, Charlie Huston, Megan Abbott, George Pelecanos, and Robert Crais, among many, many others. I enjoy blogging but tend to get lazy – as an example, I’ve been focusing most of my online time recently on Facebook, where posts are shorter and reaction from readers are much more immediate, but 23 Things Kansas signals a rededication to the longer-form blogs and book reviews that I love to do.
Thanks, as always, for reading.