I had no idea that the always-interesting Library Garden was only two days older than my blog! It’s sort of like starting at a new workplace: you have very little sense of how long your new co-workers have been there, so you just sort of assume everyone’s always been there, even if you technically know that they haven’t. But enough random babbling. Happy anniversary to everyone at Library Garden! It’s been a great year. It really has.
And since I know I won’t get around to posting tomorrow, I’m celebrating my blogaversary one day early here. After one year and 339 posts, I can honestly say that this has been the richest professional development experience I’ve had, and I’ve had some pretty amazing experiences thanks to a supportive and involved working environment. Participating in the libblog discussion has been like a year-long conference for me. But even more than that, I’ve made a lot of friends this way. People I’ve never laid eyes on but who have become part of my daily life, and people I’ve actually seen without mediation of any kind and with whom I now get to keep up. All I can say is Thank You. You guys ROCK! I’m simultaneously thrilled and terrified that I get to join you in thinking about and discussing pieces of our profession. I’ll get over being slightly intimidated eventually, but for now I’m just happy to be here.