It was one year ago today that we launched the Emerson Process Experts blog. This welcome message began the journey into the blogosphere for us here at Emerson. From rereading the initial post, I think we managed to stay pretty true to the mission:
…to use a blog to create a shorter path between process manufacturing professionals seeking solutions and the experts around Emerson Process Management who have valuable industry, application, and technology expertise.
As I did in the welcome message, I continue to thank Deb, Ed, Maryann, and Lisa for their help and innovations along the way with this blog.
Surprises after a year? The biggest by far is the sheer number of folks I’ve met along the way, from fellow automation and process industry bloggers to even some of the A-list bloggers as defined by the Technorati Top 100 (I’ve got a ways to go at 25,600!) A week does not go by where I don’t get an email, phone call, or Skype message from someone around the globe from plant managers to engineers and plant operators, looking around and happening upon one of the posts.
It’s really the best part–hooking folks up with folks here at Emerson who can help them. And even as long as I’ve been here at Emerson, meeting all the folks featured in these posts has been great.
The worst part? Starting a week with no prospects or leads for blog posts and trying to scratch and claw to find something to post. I now have a much greater appreciation for my friends in the publishing business!
Thanks for this brief indulgence, and now on to year two!