By February 15, 2007General

How Things Are MadeWell, today is the last day for the Blogger’s Apprentice as an employee of and the NAM. I’m retiring from this job (I prefer that term over the usual ‘resign’ because the latter conjures up images of this man).

It’s been a wonderful 3.5 years here but now I’m ready to build a new home — interestingly enough at the National Association of Home Builders where I will assume the job of e-marketing manager on February 20th.

If I can ever be of assistance to any of you, feel free to contact me over at NAHB. I feel very comfortable leaving at this point knowing that and the NAM are in good hands and definitely on an upward trajectory path under the leadership of John Engler.

The Blogger-in-Chief has been an absolutely wonderful person to work for. He’s been more than just a boss; he’s been a true friend that has been there for the good and bad times. And we’ve been a real team breaking new ground in the Web 2.0 world that has led the NAM to be (as Plastics News recently noted), “at the leading edge of electronics communications.”

But integral to all of our success has been you–the readers of and you the manufacturing members of the NAM who have weathered through it all.

We started in November of 2004 with about 20 readers a day and built it into a powerhouse that is now about 250 TIMES its initial size. Your referrals, links and invites for interviews and speaking engagements all helped us get where we are today. For that, you have my gratitude and admiration.

I can’t think of much else to say at this point. I’m a little verklempt. So, permit me, if you will, to close this final blog post by borrowing a line from another famous farewell speech when I say,

My friends, we did it. We weren’t just marking time, we made a difference. All in all, not bad. Not bad at all. And so, good-bye. God bless you.

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  • SwampWoman says:

    I make this blog one of my daily stops and will miss you, but I am glad you are going onward to new challenges. Welcome to the NAHB.