Have you ever read the words "slow" and "blog" in the same sentence, except perhaps to describe the mental capacities of someone with whom an opinionated blogger disagreed? I haven't either.
But yesterday afternoon, the President of our company forwarded an article to me from Plastic News about blogging in the plastics and manufacturing arenas. In that article, Frank Antosiewicz (a correspondent from South Hadley, Massachusetts) starts out stating, "Blog writers are a slow-growing breed in the plastics and manufacturing arenas."
Yes, they are. Yesterday, I had the privilege of presenting information about blogging, its implications and some guidelines for potential bloggers at Pano Cap Canada. After the inevitable PowerPoint presentation (yes, I still think these are often the best way to present information concisely), our discussion confirmed the very slow adoption rate of blogging in the plastics industry. But, as I indicated, that may be to our advantage. Being among the first often pays dividends, although in blogging those dividends are yet to be determined.
Here are the blogs listed by Antosiewicz:
- National Association of Manufacturers, Pat Cleary
- Phthalate Information Center, Marian Stanley
- National Plastics Center, Greg Koski
- Custom Injection Molding, anon representing AB Plastech
- Packaging Blog: Packaging Industry News, anon, south Florida, male
- Chat with Czuba, Len Czuba
- Hurrican Katrina Relief Blog, Susan Oderwald
- Materials and Processes, mixed authors
- Injection Molds and Stamping Dies, Steve, South Korea
- Injection Molding Central, anon
- Packaging Business, mixed
- Plastic Blog, Douglas M. Bryce
- Pipes and Fittings, Caspar, Guangzhou, Guangdong, China
They are a very mixed bag of interesting opinions and blatant advertising, opinions and anonymous news items, frequent and rare postings...pretty much what you'd expect from a subject-oriented blogroll.
I hope Frank Antosiewicz maintains his interest in plastics and manufacturing blogs.