As a blogger, I have really come to appreciate the folks in the Blogosphere who strive to post relevant, personal and interesting content on a consistent basis. One of my favorite bloggers and good friend of the OSU Admissions Blog is HHS Academic Advisor, Eric Stoller. Eric was featured in the Gazette Times today for his coverage of the flooding in his home state of Iowa.
While heâ€™s lived in Corvallis for nearly four years, Eric Stoller will always identify himself as an Iowan.
He spent more than 20 years living in Iowa, and has close ties to his family in Columbus Junction. So when reports of massive flooding of his home state began appearing on the news, he paid close attention to the waterâ€™s progress. When it hit his hometown, he started blogging.
â€œI was in Oregon, and (so) blogging seemed like the only thing that I could do,â€? Stoller said. â€œIt was cathartic. I quickly went through several (Internet) searches for information about Southeast Iowa flooding.â€?
I have really appreciated his coverage as he has synthesized first hand info from parents and friends, media accounts and his own personal thoughts and emotions to provide a compelling account of the Iowa floods. Eric told me today that his site has registered over 20,000 UNIQUE VISITS this month alone; which, in the blogosphere, is ENORMOUS! If you get a chance, pop on over to Ericstoller.com, read up on the flooding and say hello.
Great work, Stoller!