3 Higher Education Voices You Should Be Listening To
Posted on February 18, 2013
Early last week I awoke to find I had been included in Karine Joley’s post celebrating eight years of collegewebeditor.com by looking towards the future and some new and interesting higher education bloggers. I was extremely honored that Karine thought to include me.
I’ve decided to pay it forward by highlighting three blogs I’ve been enjoying lately.
Mallory Bower has at least two great things going for her—post frequency and timely relevance. When I see Mallory tweeting about something excitedly (for instance, the new CBS Show “The Job,”), I’ve almost come to expect a blog post the next day that explores the issue in-depth. And then, she’ll surprise me by unpacking something she’s been thinking—and not tweeting—about that has potential to be turned into a book. Folks who work in career services/recruiting will love her writing, but if you don’t fall into that niche (I sure don’t), you’ll likely still find a lot of value. She blogs at www.mallorybower.com.
What Joe Said
I’ve followed Joe Ginese on Twitter for quite some time. He’s always involved in interesting conversations. Over the last few weeks, he’s really stepped up his blogging frequency, in part because of his decision to publish more short thoughts ala Seth Godin instead of writing longer, meticulously edited posts (but I don’t think he’ll ever stop producing quality posts about LinkedIn). He picks one great idea—often introduced with an applicable question—and simply presents it for you to think about. Joe is “MBA trained and entrepreneurial minded” (at least that’s what he says in his Twitter bio!), and it shows. He works in higher education, but most anyone will be engaged in purposeful reflection after pondering his ideas. You can find his blog at www.joeginese.com.
Amma Marfo has been blogging for over a year, but she just caught my attention recently. We’ve followed each other on Twitter and I knew she was posting regularly, but for some reason I never clicked through. That was a mistake. Amma is amazingly articulate, driven, and intelligent. She fits big thoughts in small packages, often drawing from her most recent commute reading. Her recent post about keeping her smart phone in her pocket because she expects more of herself makes me want to spend less time browsing social networks and be more intentional with my free time. Everyone who works in student activities should check out Amma’s blog, but—like everyone on this list—the wisdom won’t be lost on you if you don’t share her profession. Read more at www.ammamarfo.wordpress.com.
What else should I be reading? Share your favorite blogs of the moment in the comments.