Why blog as an administrator? - Wrap-up

Last week I had a series of posts on the potential value of blogging by administrators. To facilitate easy dissemination to school leaders (hint, hint!), this four-page PDF document contains the text and hyperlinks from the weeklong series:

If you'd like to share the series with school administrators but would rather send them a URL, send them to this post. Here are links to all five posts:

  • Marketing and public relations
  • Community building and customer relations
  • Branding and creating evangelists
  • Thought leadership and advocacy
  • If you liked this series, please share freely and encourage others to do the same. Right now it is very hard to find administrators who are blogging, despite the advantages I articulated. Let's see if we can facilitate some other examples!

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    The surprising results come from a new GLAAD survey.

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    Culture & Religion
    • The survey found that 18- to 34-year-old non-LGBTQ Americans reported feeling less comfortable around LGBTQ people in a variety of hypothetical situations.
    • The attitudes of older non-LGBTQ Americans have remained basically constant over the past few years.
    • Overall, about 80 percent of Americans support equal rights for LGBTQ people.
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    Strange Maps
    • Just 100 companies produce 71 percent of the world's greenhouse gases.
    • This map lists their names and locations, and their CEOs.
    • The climate crisis may be too complex for these 100 people to solve, but naming and shaming them is a good start.
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    The more we learn about the microbiome, the more the pieces are fitting together.

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    Surprising Science
    • A new study from the University of Central Florida makes the case for the emerging connection of autism and the human microbiome.
    • High levels of Propionic Acid (PPA), used in processed foods to extend shelf life, reduces neuronal development in fetal brains.
    • While more research is needed, this is another step in fully understanding the consequences of poor nutrition.
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