OK now .. well that must count as one of the longest entrances in history! Four years ?
I first staked a claim on my own name in the 'blogosphere' back in 2004. Well, it seemed wise at the time -- and I'm glad I did, because I seem to have an awful number of talented and web-savvy sisters with the same name to compete with online!
Back in 2004 I was still very busy on other things. My colleagues and I had just nursed a piece of legislation through Parliament for one thing. So, after my "Hello World" entrance back then this blog went into mothballs.
Now, in 2008, I'm still just as busy. I've just launched a new Podcast channel dedicated to discussing all aspects of Equality and Diversity -- beginning with such fundamental questions as 'What does it mean'.
The Podcast is both a shop window on my work in the field, and a celebration of my enthusiasm for the medium. However, I've already realised that some of the episodes have a back story that may be worth telling. Some visitors have also asked if they could read rather than listen to some of the things I have to say. All in all, I realised that I could therefore do with a complementary text channel as well. So that seemed like a good cue to bring the blog back from the back of my electronic wardrobe, dust it off, and start penning!
Now, whilst I work out how to link Blog and Podcast together more seamlessly, why don't you go and have a listen to 'Just Plain Sense' - http://christineburns.podbean.com/