It's with great pleasure that I welcome Walt Crawford and his blog, Walt at Random, to the ScienceBlogs family.
I've been following Walt's writings on the library world for a long time, probably at least seven years, and his Cites &Insights ejournal is a terrific source of links and commentary. Interestingly, it was Walt that inspired me to blog. Interesting, you say, because I've actually been blogging longer than Walt. How is this possible?
Well, it's those early days of Cites & Insights that inspired me to start expressing myself on professional topics. At the time, I was under no illusion that I'd actually be able to produce something similar on a regular schedule, but since blogging was just starting to emerge as a mass activity, I thought I'd give that a try and have been blogging since October 2002. The rest, for better or worse, is history. It's been a great year for me professionally so far, much of it thanks to my blogging activities. I was pleased to finally meet Walt this year at the Ontario Library Association conference.
Thanks, Walt, and welcome.