One of the big things that’s been talked about in the library blogosphere over the last year or so has been recognition. Over the course of ALA, Liz Burns, Sophie Brookover and myself had a discussion about what we could do to allow people a chance to talk up some of their thoughts on the topic of self promotion or even more specifically, talk up the things they want to promote about the work they’re doing.
Thus, Show Me The Awesome: 30 Days of Self-Promotion was born.
During the month of May, library/librarian type bloggers are being welcomed to join in by posting about anything relating to self-promotion, be it a project they’ve worked on they love or be it talking about the topic of self-promotion itself. We’ve already reached out to a number of folks we’d love to participate, but because we want a post each day through the month, we’re opening it up even further to those who want to join in.
Here’s the official pitch and details. We hope you consider participating or pass along the invite to those who might be interested:
It’s pretty simple: agree to write a post that you will publish in May. Sophie will be the grand organizer of what goes up when; so if you prefer a certain day or date, leave it in the form.
Use the handy, chic banner image, which we will provide.
Include a link to the introductory explanation of what Show Me The Awesome will be about; we’ll provide the links. Both Liz and Kelly will be writing up intro posts, so you can link to one, or to both, if you’re a completist that way.
If you decide to tweet about this, we will be using the hashtag #30awesome