In response to my post on Shel Israel's criticism of his linking behaviour, Richard Edelman has earlier today left the following comment "Trevor, I agree that I should have linked to Suw's blog. I also commit to including links in all of my content in 2006. Consider this a New Year's promise to the blogosphere and hold me accountable for getting it done. You are right--I should set an example of proper behavior, which is conversation, not preaching. Got it and thanks." (emphasis added). He also left a similar comment on Naked Conversations.
I have to say its a very impressive response and I think its another little milestone for PR blogging because I'd hate to see us all split off into separate little universes when we're yet to really establish (amongst the broader blogging community and elsewhere) that PR has a real and continuing role in the blogosphere.
Thanks Richard, we'll be reading with even greater interest in the future. And thanks for accepting the somewhat harsh tone of my criticisms in good grace.
BTW: Andrea has put together a great summary of this conversation about linking.