Nothing warms an author’s heart more than having a fan approach with a dozen tabs sticking out of your book, so I was thrilled to meet Prof. Bill Barnett, faculty chair of Computer Information Systems at the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

Bill was attending BlogWorld Expo in Las Vegas and sought me out for an autograph and a quick chat. He told me that after reading The Corporate Blogging Book he set up a blog for departmental news and as a recruiting tool. He also requires students to blog executive summaries of reading assignments and to comment on each other’s blogs.

Cool idea. Using blogs in academics – and to teach writing – is a huge interest of mine.