I just started a blog at work to communicate with my distance students and faculty. For a long time people kept telling me “we have a really old version of WebCT so you can’t have blogs in it.” And realistically I knew I wouldn’t be able to get the distance learners to leave WebCT just so they could read about the latest databases or what resources we recommend. So I let it go and focused on other things like creating tutorials and redesigning the library pages in WebCT.
The great thing about where I work is that people are REALLY impressed by stuff like this. And even better is that I can think about this on Saturday and have a blog up and running and in WebCT by Sunday afternoon (yes, Sunday. I really need to get a life). There’s something to be said for being able to make simple decisions like this without a committee.