If you’re reading this at all, chances are you’re seeing this blog at a new web address. I maintained this blog at b.rox.com for 15 years, since its inception in March of 2004. Back then, I didn’t have any better place to put it. But now I do, and thus the move to blog.barteverson.com. Master […]

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This chart (via StatCounter) shows the long slow decline in monthly traffic to my blog since June 2007. I wish I had stats going back further but I don’t. I suspect we’d see an even more dramatic pattern if we could look back all the way to Katrina. The first big spike on this chart […]

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I’m going to be making a presentation to a special interest group at the American Educational Research Association’s upcoming conference. My topic? Blogging in post-Katrina New Orleans. My idea is to recount five or so of the biggest stories to emerge from the local blogosphere since the flooding of the city in 2005. I mean […]

Read More → Five Biggest NOLA Blog Stories

I’ll be on that panel tonight (Katrina 5.0) and they’ve asked me to read a post from my blog from the first few weeks after Katrina. The question, of course, is which one? My mind immediately sprang to something I wrote at the end of that dark November, which I titled Random Electronic Squawking. But […]

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If I haven’t written here as much lately, perhaps it’s because I feel constrained from public discussion of many of the topics which are currently preoccupying me. There’s an election coming up, and I’ve got opinions, but I’m afraid to express them. Whoever wins, FOLC will have to work with them. It won’t help FOLC’s […]

Read More → Hamstrung

Here’s some more webstats for this blog. That September 1st peak is when Gustav made landfall, and it’s been downhill ever since. Apparently I need another hurricane to boost my readership. I’m joking of course. Actually I have been reflecting lately on what I’m doing here. I see this as a primarily selfish enterprise. I […]

Read More → Declining Relevancy

I recently became aware that people who subscribed to get e-mail updates for this blog are no longer getting them. Something broke when we migrated to our new webhost, and I haven’t had time to fix it. However, I have found a quick fix that’s almost as good, maybe even better. In the unlikely event […]

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Last week I moderated a blogger panel. I was disappointed with the low attendance, but at certain times of the semester it’s hard to get faculty to turn out. However, I was very pleased with the actual content — the bloggers were articulate and thoughtful and passionate. It was a great discussion. A big thank […]

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