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Carol Craig is the Centre's Chief Executive. She is author of The Scots' Crisis of Confidence, Creating Confidence: A Handbook for Professionals Working with Young People, The Tears that Made the Clyde: Well-being in Glasgow and The Great Takeover: How materialism, the media and markets now dominate our lives. Her latest book is Hiding in Plain Sight: Exploring Scotland's ill health. She is Commissioning editor for the Postcards from Scotland series. Carol blogs on confidence, well-being, inequality, every day life and some of the great challenges of our time. The views she expresses are her own unless she specifically states that they reflect the Centre's thinking.

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Posted 04/07/2005

So thatís us now been in existence for six months. I find it difficult to believe since weíve managed to do so much in that time. One of the things Iím constantly aware of is that since we donít have much money (all that press stuff about us having hundreds of thousands of pounds of public money is just plain wrong) we are only able to exist because we are a very good ebusiness. There is no way we would be able to communicate with people with lots of different sectors if we were having to print out copies of everything and then send them out by mail. Our website is in a very real sense our life blood Ė without it we would find it difficult to survive. It was very encouraging at the last network meeting that a number of people were there because they stumbled on our website while surfing the net. Of course it is still early days with the website. We have plans not simply to add various new features but also to make it interactive. I hope that within the next few months you as a blog reader will be able to reply, react, comment or whatever to what you read. There will also be an opportunity for website users to begin their own discussions. So if you have been simmering with annoyance at any of the points Iíve been making, or eager to say how much you agree, hold that thought as you will finally get your right of reply.

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