Whoops - I thought I'd already published this blog post, but I just found it still languishing in my drafts folder *slaps forehead*

I received an absolutely amazing response to my survey on Twitter for professional development and career progression. I'm so grateful to the many, many people who took the survey. And to all those who retweeted (passed along) my survey info to their own Twitter followers - you definitely helped the survey reach a wider audience than it would have otherwise, and I really appreciate it!

I closed the survey after a week. I'd originally intended to keep it open for an extra week, but the law of diminishing returns was kicking in and the rate of survey responses was dropping off. And I got such a fabulous response that I was really happy with the numbers that had already come in :)

*drum roll* 161 survey responses! Yay! I told myself I would be satisfied with 20 for the purposes of my symposium presentation, but I was really hoping for 50 or more. The number of responses surpassed that figure in less than 24 hours. In fact they were nudging triple figures only a day after the survey was released!

I think that's proof in itself that Twitter is a fantastic tool for professional development and career progression ;) but of course I also now have 161 much appreciated pieces of evidence to work through and analyse on the topic. And I'm really looking forward to it! People have been so generous with their time, in not only answering the survey questions, but also providing valuable comments, and in many cases their contact details so that I can follow up on questions in future.

With such a great body of material to work with, I would be crazy not to do as much as I can with it. So once the ALIA Top End Symposium is over, I'll be investigating potential library journals for publishing the results in.

Again, thank you to all the people who helped me out by completing the survey. I will spread the word when my symposium presentation is available online so that you can check out for yourself the very interesting responses that were received :)