2,207. That’s the number of Facebook reaches for my blog last week. It’s more than my last five or six combined. What’s up with that? I realize it could have been my catchy title, or the Facebook teaser about big news over spring break. I’m certain a big part of it was the topic, alumni successes. I’ve thought about it all week as the reaches and comments continued piling up. On Monday I was reading a blog about blogging and learned that just because someone is reached with a blog post doesn’t mean they’ve read it. Nevertheless, with more people receiving the link, I would think that means at least some increase in readership over all.
I don’t know who all my blog reached or why it was reached by so many more than usual. What I do know, or at least strongly suspect, is that alumni news is important to my readers and the Seed alumni population is alive and well. And interested. Which encourages an idea I’ve been mulling around in my head for most of this school year. Early in the year I met with two Seed parents who have an expertise in marketing and social media. They have inspired much of the Facebook activity that has occurred on the Seed page and also introduced me to a website I totally love, Humans of New York (http://www.humansofnewyork.com). When I first saw it, I thought it would be a great way to feature our alumni Seeds. I haven’t stopped thinking about it all year.
So when the tsunami of Facebook reaches happened in response to my blog about recent alumni news, I decided it’s time to get going on this idea. I will need your help, my friends. And your stories with a photo. I’m still working out the details, which I’ll send you once I have it all in place. Basically, I will want to know what you’re doing with your life, what your passions are, what makes you happy and how the Seed has influenced your life.
In addition to the enjoyment of hearing how you’re faring in the world, it’s important to remember that your stories are a significant part of the Seed history. Furthermore, your stories are also a part of the Seed’s future. What you are doing with your lives is living proof of what the Seed is all about. Your passion for living in a way that sustains our planet is an inspiration to current students and families. The acts of your generation will most certainly bring along those that will follow. It will be an honor to help share your stories with the rest of the world.