December always brings a bit of upheaval to my daily routine.
With all of the additional commitments and responsibilities that come with the holidays, it becomes so easy to skip working out, eat and drink too much, sleep way too little and let some of those “non-essential” work tasks fall by the wayside.
I know that for me, one of the things that suffers most is my attention to “research.” I put off reading articles, blog posts, Twitter, Facebook, etc.; opting to revel in my non-connectedness for as long as possible and enjoy the simple (a.k.a. “offline”) life.
But alas — it’s my job to keep up with all of the craziness and keep you informed — and I do quite enjoy it. Remaining reclusive is simply not an option in the world of a (Client) Concierge.
Determined to get back on track in ’09, a few of us took the time to create a list of higher education blogs to use as a reference for the office. Don’t worry, we’re not selfish — I’ve shared the list below. Perhaps it will inspire you to dust off that old RSS Reader and subscribe to a few of them if you haven’t already.
Obviously there are others — but for this list, we decided to focus mainly on higher education marketing blogs. I’m sure we may have forgotten some, so if you write or read a blog you don’t see on the
list, let me know!
Trying out Twitter this year? I’m giving it another go (even though my account was created in ’07;) Head on over to karlynmorissette.com for a great (and growing) list of other higher ed folks who are “tweeting” as well.
Hopefully, 2009 will bring new resources, new opportunities and new friends to follow. So next time you find yourself with some time on your hands (or a problem that needs answers), you’ll have a network to turn to.
And of course don’t forget your friends at TargetX. We’re always happy to listen, help — or point you in the right direction.
Happy reading/writing/tweeting/blogging/posting/commenting/sharing/viewing and staying connected in ’09 (at least until December;)
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P.S. Don’t forget to learn more and register for this year’s Xpert Summit. The event is free for clients and is open to others for a small fee of $200. I’ve seen some incredible flight deals to Las Vegas in the last few weeks — so don’t wait to make your plans!
Higher Education Marketing Blogs
- University Business
- The Chronicle of Higher Education News Blog
- Inside Higher Education
- NACAC Bulletin (membership required)
- The Journal of College Admissions (membership required)
- Case Web Development Blog
- Trending Upward
- Campus Technology
- Higher Ed Marketing
- Bob Johnson’s Blog on Internet Marketing
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