I want to catch up a bit and post something every day this week. Today I have only a short note for you, and it’s about the blog itself.
This will never be the fanciest blog around. I generally need to focus on the essence of my work in admissions, and I find it hard to create time to concentrate on the blog’s IT needs. So, apologies in advance that I won’t be posting many videos or other media. I’m nearly (if not completely) limited to words.
But, at the very least, you should know that you don’t need to slog through all of the archived posts to find what you need. Take a look at the left side of the front blog page (where you are now, if you’re reading this on October 7, 2009). You’ll see that the posts are archived by category and by date. The categories represent the way that I think about the blog — what do I want to share with you about Fletcher, Fletcher admissions, and those of us who spend a lot of time at the School.
The date-based archive is also useful. Admissions work is completely cyclical. I will frequently find myself doing something in 2009 on exactly the same date as I did it in 2008, with no special intention to stick to a certain day. It’s just how things work here. So if you want to check out the usual topics for September, you might also want to look at what’s posted for 2008 and 2007.
Besides those two tips, I think this blog is as simple as it could be — not maximally searchable, I suppose, but if something is worth saying, I’ll probably say it every year. So stay tuned! And if I don’t offer the information or advice you need, let me know about it! I welcome your comments.
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