Ordinarily I post new material on Monday mornings, but this week I'm jumping the gun a little bit so that I can post on February 7, which is Alumni Futures' birthday. The first post went up on this day in 2007, which means that I'm pleased to be entering my fourth year of writing the Alumni Futures blog.
Pretty much everything I said three years ago is still true of Alumni Futures:
- I want to generate discussion about new ideas and directions for our profession;
- I am optimistic that readers will learn from information exchanged here;
- I hope readers will participate by adding their own ideas and visions for alumni relations.
It started out simple and has remained so. But while the site's complexity has not increased, I hope its utility has. For me to know what works and what doesn't, what's missing and what you'd like done differently, you need to tell me. So send an email and I'll welcome any advice.
For fun, here are some stats about activity on Alumni Futures since its inception in February, 2007:
- There have been 116,422 page views in three years.
- Almost 1,400 individuals have subscribed to receive new materials from Alumni Futures.
- I have published 234 postings, which works out to precisely 1.5 postings per week for three years.
- More important, you all have contributed more than 400 comments to those postings, and that (in my opinion) is what makes the blog work.