I started this blog one year ago (almost) as a direct result of all the good energy and inspiration I received from attending Mozilla Festival 2013. It’s been an exciting year and I’ve learnt so much: by branding the blog “mozillarian” I wanted to make a contribution to a cross-boundary conversation about all the good values and opportunities that Mozilla and libraries have in common. And by referring to myself as a mozillarian I found an empowering tool for the “remixing” of my own professional persona. Since I work for libraries but I’m not a “real” librarian (I didn’t go to library school and, to be honest, I feel rather lost in the literature world) and since I’m a mozillian but with a specific passion for the web as a global library for reading, making and learning, it’s felt quite liberating (and fun!) to identify as a ‘mozillarian’. I feel very happy about the good outcomes of spreading the use of this term.
However, after one year of ‘mozillarianship’, I now feel that it’s time for a change. And since today is the kickoff of Mozilla Festival 2014, I think this is a perfect moment for a remix of the blog and its “brand”:
Mozillarian is now #mozlib
- First of all, because I feel the need for a change It’s good to do a bit of revamping every now and then, isn’t it?
- Secondly, because Mozillarian is such a long word, and also a bit difficult to articulate. Mozlarian? Eh? Mozzarellarian? Qué?
- And thirdly, because it’s obviously a bit too close to ‘mozillian‘, the common way to describe a member of the Mozilla community.
So, in short: in order to re-ignite my own passion for blogging and also to minimize the risk for confusion I’ve decided to revamp the whole mozillarian thing into #mozlib. The new domain name is mozlib.org*. I hope this will will turn out to be a good decision, both for me and for those of you who wish to continue on this exploration journey of the Mozilla community and the library world.
*the domain mozillarian.org will still be working but you’ll get redirected to mozlib.org