I met an industry colleague last week and he said to me, “Thank you for directing me to your blog. It’s great, but there is SO MUCH THERE.” He explained that he started to read it online and found it too much and that there was also material he wanted to later reference. So he told his assistant to print it out. ALL of it.

He brought it along to show me, and I had no idea of the volume I’ve done:


It turned out to be a phone book of material, which his assistant had indexed for him, and which he had begun to go through, highlighting material as he read. It was passed around the conference, and we actually had one of the featured guest bloggers, Linda Walker of the Global Forest Trade Network, sign one of the interviews I did with her:


It may not be too green to have all this printed out on dead trees, but it certainly is flattering. I get so few comments here, it is sometimes hard to gauge the readership. At least now, I know that I have not blogged in vain!


Elizabeth Baldwin has over 20 years of international wood sourcing experience. Very widely traveled, her résumé's "Special Skills" section includes "the ability to eat anything from raw horse to deep-fried scorpion." She serves as Metropolitan Hardwood Flooring's (metrofloors.com) ECO (Environmental Compliance Officer) and deals daily with the "green alphabet soup" of today's industry: FSC, CARB, LEED, and much more. She blogs for Hardwood Floors on all things green (and, as she says, " 'grey' and 'blue' and almost every color except 'black and white.' Nothing in this world is black and white, particularly not 'green issues.'")