The other day, Peter found me fighting with a mechanical pencil. I don’t know where the pencil came from, but I kept mistaking it for a pen and clicking it. Soon there was a long piece of lead poking out, and I was trying to convince it to go back where it came from. I told Peter (joking) that I couldn’t handle such a high technology device, which prompted him to wonder aloud (joking, I hope) how it is that I’m the office blogger. Indeed. I write the Admissions blog, but it continues to be a bell-and-whistle-free endeavor.
The blog gets hit with plenty of spam, and a recent message I found in the spam filter asked: “Have you ever considered adding more videos to your blog posts to keep the readers more entertained? I mean I just read through the entire article of yours and it was quite good but since I’m more of a visual learner.” Never mind the grammar — the spammer has a point.
For much of the year, I assume the blog’s main readers are my Admissions pals (Hi Kristen! ‘sup Peter!) and my family (How’s the trade show going, Paul?), but as we draw closer to the end of the admissions process, more and more applicants come back to the blog for updates. Just as I did yesterday, I’ll to try to share basic information on the process as it wraps up. Feel free to send me your questions so that I post the information that really matters to you. But the Fletcher Admissions blog is not the site to visit when you’re in the mood for time-eating videos.
Meanwhile, I’m taking a break from a day of reading applications, and it’s probably my last full day of reading at home. No matter how many applications I have behind me, I still enjoy taking the information laid out by each applicant and considering whether there’s a good match with Fletcher. It’s the best part of my job — the part I look forward to all year. But since applications are seasonal, I’m happy to write for the blog — my favorite day-to-day activity, even if I fall short on technological wizardry.
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