5 little-known facts about Collegewebeditor.com for its 5th birthday

February 12th, 2010 Karine Joly 8 Comments

Can you believe it?

It’s been 5 years (here’s my first post), 5 years where I witnessed and chronicled amazing changes in web, marketing and PR in higher education.

collegewebeditor at the beginning

So, here are 5 little known facts about collegewebeditor.com:

  • It’s a millionaire with 1,010,801 spam comments caught by Akismet (BTW, would you be my Valentine, Dear Akismet? – I still remember the days where you didn’t exist, and I had to check every single little check box in front of spam comments. Took about 15 to 20 minutes per day).
  • It has always been powered by WordPress – another love story of mine – and started with WP 1.2
  • It has allowed me to make connections with great professionals working in higher education around the world.
    I will always remember the day when I noticed that Georgina Hibberd who worked at the University of Sydney at that time wrote about one of my posts. I couldn’t believe that my little musings could interest somebody half across the world.
  • A few weeks after I started, my best friend told me it was “a big loss of my time that would never bring me anything”. Famous last words, I guess.
  • It was named collegewebeditor.com because I was working as a Web editor for The College of Saint Elizabeth, the name of which I kept secret for many years. We’re talking about the early days of blogging in higher education, so I decided to play the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” card. I should say that my blogging was never seen as a problem by my boss.

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