For a couple of days this past week, visitors to this blog were redirected to a message stating that this blog had been suspended. But as you can see now, the blog is back. The fact is, this blog wasn’t suspended. But the people who provide this blog space were doing some maintenance and getting rid of some spam blogs that had cropped up in the community.
I thought this might be a good occasion to talk about the folks who provide this blog space for me.
Higher Ed Marketing is part of the PRBlogs blog network. It was established in the mid-2000s by Robert French, who teaches public relations at Auburn University. The intent of PRBlogs was to provide blog space for Robert’s public relations students. It’s become a great resource to help PR students learn about this important communication platform.
As a courtesy to the PR community, Robert also provided space for public relations practitioners like me. So when I decided to create a blog presence to talk about higher ed marketing and PR issues, I thought Robert’s service would be a great fit.
It has been a great fit, and continues to be so. Aside from the few outages I’ve experienced over the past six-plus years, the service has been stellar. And Robert has always been helpful in his role as the liaison between me and the folks who provide the servers, free of charge.
So, let me take up a bit of donated blog space today to thank Robert French, Edublogs and the Edublogs founder, James Farmer, for providing me with this soapbox for the past six-plus years. Thank you, all, for this platform.