Despite the heat being very much on (deadline for dissertation 30th September) I cannot stop wandering in to new writings and research on the subject of public library blogs – I mostly have to turn the router off to get any writing done. This latest from Walt Crawford makes very interesting reading, especially as I was one of the 80 people who bought his book! It seems that a lot of blogs have fallen by the wayside, lay becalmed and unloved. I think the jump-on-the-bandwagon era is over and now business cases need to be made and sound evaluations of social software are being made before enthusiastically setting off into the echo chamber. This means that my discussion and conclusions will be quite different to what they would have been if I had completed and submitted last September, there is the benefit of a little more distance and discernment now.