This issue of This Month in GLAM shall be my twenty second, but more importantly, my last as editor. This is a role I've been performing since the inception of TMIG in January 2011. I was approached by Liam Wyatt (Wittylama) who asked if I would be "interested in compiling a monthly "this month in GLAM" report".
It started small; the plan was for it to only be a single page affair. But as the GLAM movement has grown, so too has our newsletter (and I consider it to be "ours"; I merely press various buttons once a month). We've gone from 3 headings to almost 20 different reports on GLAM activities all over the globe. As I wrote in the first editor's letter in February 2011, the look and feel of TMIG was originally adapted from that of the Signpost and Bugle. I've had the pleasure of steering it from a tiny publication to something that is, I feel, important for the GLAM movement as a whole.
I shan't provide a retrospective of how the newsletter has evolved over the last almost-two-years (I wrote something like this at the beginning of this year; read it here).
I feel that I have contributed all that I can in this the role of editor; I wanted to leave while it is still something I enjoy doing. I shall continue to be involved both in the newsletter and in the movement, just not as editor of this newsletter.
I am leaving the editing of the newsletter in the more than capable hands of User:Foxj and User:Romaine who I have confidence will continue to help TMIG grow and expand over the coming years.
Thanks for getting the ball rolling, and for keeping it going forward during all this time, Rock drum! --Daniel Mietchen (talk) 19:28, 11 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks Daniel. It's been a privilege to edit the newsletter over the last 22 months. Best of luck to Foxj and Romaine as they continue to oversee its development. :-) Regards, Rock drum (talk · contribs) 20:51, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Great work, Rock drum! You've put in countless hours of often under-appreciated work. —Tom Morris (talk) 13:27, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
Rock drum, thank you for your many efforts in this publication. --Pine✉ 18:21, 13 November 2012 (UTC)
How old does the project have to be to give out a GLAM lifetimes achievement award? Well done RD Victuallers (talk) 17:25, 14 November 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for your work, Rock drum, and (in my opinion) you've made the right decision in leaving and passing on the role while you still enjoy it! Best wishes for your next endeavor. 188.8.131.52 17:05, 15 November 2012 (UTC)
Very impressive work, Rock drum! (Speaking as current or former editor of several Wikimedia newsletters myself.) Regards, HaeB (talk) 04:29, 16 November 2012 (UTC)