I have many many reasons to be thankful this Thanksgiving, but one of the many thanks I have to share is a thank you to the readers of this blog. It’s thanks to your feedback and encouragement that my blog is approaching 500,000 views. If trends continue as they have, it will likely hit this half a million mark before the end of the calendar year. When I started blogging in 2012, I never expected to reach or impact this type of audience. It’s been pretty incredible and humbling. (And that is… Read More
Blogging takes courage. It requires confidence. It requires you to put your thoughts and ideas out there for everyone to read. It requires that you be open to feedback, open to change, and open to exposing the sometimes messy process of your learning to the world. I’ve been blogging in earnest for the past three years and I’m constantly learning in the process. I frequently hear from new bloggers (as well as from some experienced ones) that they struggle with being confident. This struggle is often due to a few reasons: Bloggers may… Read More
I am pleased to be presenting on blogging in higher education and student affairs with some amazing colleagues at the ACPA Convention this week and at the NASPA convention later in the month. To go along with our session, we’ve created a resource page. I’ve included it here, but you can point your browsers to SAwrites.com at any time to go to the most up-to-date permanent landing page. Perhaps this can become a resource page for bloggers in the future? This website was developed as a companion to two educational sessions originally presented at… Read More
Out of a total of over 150,000 views, the following are my most visited blog posts from 2014. First up the top 5 funny posts, followed by the top 5 of my more serious content.