Five years and two days ago today, this blog was born with little fanfare, an audacious title and a post about the escalating cost of a public college degree: A UC degree: ain’t it (about a hundred) grand? Five years and 800-some posts later, this blog is still chugging along. And since we’re still talking about the affordability of a college education, I guess this blog is still relevant.
Anyway, to celebrate five years of blogging about higher ed marketing, I thought I’d give a shout out to some of the new kids on the higher ed blogs. These youngsters all have the right stuff and should be required reading. I hope they keep blogging, vlogging and sharing great ideas long after this blog bites the virtual dust.
1. Patrick Powers, who keeps cranking out good, relevant posts about social media in higher ed.
3. Mobile in Higher Ed, Dave Olsen’s excellent blog about the world of mobile web.
4. Graduate/Professional School Marketing, by Davina Gould. Though her blog is geared for marketing folks in those fields, Davina posts good stuff for just about any higher ed marketer.
5. New Adventures of an Old SID, by Christine Syme. This is the only blog by a sports information director that I read routinely. Chris talks about much more than sports.
Bonus blog: I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out that Karine Joly’s College Web Editor blog has been around even longer than this one. Karine commemorated her blog’s 5-year anniversary last February. Finally, Karine is the elder for a change. Among higher ed bloggers, I believe that only Michael Stoner has been at it longer.