My favorite part of this 23 Things on a Stick program has been writing a blog. I have not gotten that much response, but I do like to write and it could be a good way to get the word out about library programs and issues. The editor of the local paper put a link on the library blog from his website. I don't think it has been quite as expected (not as much library news), but in the future, when I'm done with "assignments", I'll be able to write about the library. So anyway, my goal is to write a weekly blog trying to include pictures and ideas of what is going on in the library. I might be able to use some of the articles for my newsletter.
I'm not sure if I have any recommendations for keeping current. What I seem to gravitate toward are local newssites, such as The Messenger, The Star Tribune and Minnesota Public Radio. I would say, keep up a relationship with local websites.