For 2010, it was a challenging year for blogging for Carib LIN. In 2007 when I began, I started as an expectant dad. In 2010, I became a father of a young family. In addition work responsibilities have increased that has made it difficult for me to monitor the Caribbean news of the region and to summarise it for the blog.
I realise from this blogging experience why some blogs and even periodicals fold. Without a group of committed volunteers, one man's volunteer effort to publish information with no reward whatsoever will be challenged by job and family obligations. Leisure time also has become increasingly scarce and to spend it blogging or attempting to keep this blog in existence is one of those difficult decisions and commitment to be made.
For 2011, the objectives for Carib LIN are to:
- maintain the blog entries on the English-speaking Caribbean library and information environment to at least 3 entries per month.
- maintain grammatically and error free entries, while ensuring that this blog is accurate, trustworthy and reliable.
Ultimately, CaribLIN's 2011's purpose or mission is the same as 2010. The aim is to:
- provide a voice in the blogosphere for issues in Caribbean library and information service environment
- and to report developments that are of interest to and affect librarians and information professionals who have an interest in the region.
For this month, starting a fresh, at least two additional entries will be made. Let us see how the year will go.
Blog Editor and Chief Contributor