Friday Five: 5-year blogiversary and a shout to the new kids

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.

2. Higher Ed Live, a weekly webcast about all things social media in higher ed, hosted by Seth Odell.

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.


Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

6 thoughts on “Friday Five: 5-year blogiversary and a shout to the new kids”

  1. Congratulations, Andy!

    I don’t mind being the Grand’Ma of higher ed web marketing blogosphere ;-)

    You’re right Michael has been bogging for quite some time.

    I’m a big fan of Patrick Powers’ blog as well. He managed to write timely and focused posts that have been featured weekly in my newsletter for more than a month. Good read.

  2. Congrats on the blogversary and my thanks for the shout out!

    While I’ve been loving blogging/vlogging/webcasting higher ed, I can’t thank you, Karine and Michael enough for paving the way for the rest of us!

  3. Congratulations on your five year anniversary. Many of us who blog today on the subject of higher ed marketing couldn’t have done it without you! Woohoo!

    But you missed a blog in your list, I wonder which one it is :)- .

  4. Thanks for the shout out, Andy. And congratulations on the blogiversary. If my blog is half as insightful as yours, I’d be pretty happy. It’ll never have as killer music recommendations, however.

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