This weekend at Podcamp Boston, one presenter made the point that monitoring social media won’t give you all the answers, but it will give you some really good questions.
Six months ago today, we started Meet Content to open a discussion about improving web content in higher education, and we’ve covered a lot of topics, ranging from infographics to contextual content delivery to crisis communications to editorial style. 33 blog posts and 41 On Topic posts! Phew.
But you know what? We haven’t found all the answers. What we have found, however, are better questions. In addition to the great discussions prompted by our posts, we’ve uncovered a host of other topics worth addressing. What is the role of content in communications, web governance, digital strategy and community management? There’s so much more to talk about. And that makes us really excited.
Also, whether it’s been in the comments, on Twitter, or at events like Confab, Content Strategy Forum and the Penn State Web Conference, we’ve discovered a smart, sizable community of colleagues as hungry to dive into these topics as we are. We’ve learned so much from you, and in the months to come, we’ll be finding ways to bring your voices to the fore.
So what’s next? Help us figure it out. Tell us in the comments below—What should we tackle?
What do you want to talk about? How can we better support your higher ed web content work? We’ve got a ton of ideas, but we’re eager to hear yours.
We will randomly select four commenters who share their ideas to win one of our favorite books:
- Content Rules by Ann Handley and C.C Chapman
- Clout: The Art and Science of Influential Web Content by Colleen Jones
- The Elements of Content Strategy by Erin Kissane
- The New Rules of Marketing and PR by David Meerman Scott
UPDATE: We are very excited to be able to sweeten the deal even further. Karine Joly of Higher Ed Experts has provided us with one free pass to give away to the Oct. 5 master class on Influential Web Content Strategy with Colleen Jones (author of “Clout,” one of our favorite books listed above). This is a $350 value! Thanks a lot, Karine.
So comment before end-of-day Friday, because that’s when we’ll pick the winners!
Thank you so much for being a part of this conversation. And thanks for being a part of what comes next!