Happy 6th Blogiversary, The Academic Wino!

On June 8th, 2011, The Academic Wino was born!

6 years? What?  How did that even happen?!  On one hand, it feels like I just started the blog, while on the other hand, it feels like I’ve been doing this forever!  Regardless, it’s been a lot of fun and I’m hoping for many more years of wine geekery.

First, some quick social media stats:

  • 1 Year Blogiversary: About 1000 Twitter followers, and unsure of the number of Facebook “likes”.
  • 2 Year Blogiversary: 2,738 Twitter followers and 488 “likes” on Facebook.
  • 3 Year Blogiversary: 5,556 Twitter followers and 1304 Facebook “likes”.
  • 4 Year Blogiversary: 9,767 Twitter followers and 1742 Facebook “likes”.
  • 5 Year Blogiversary: 15,403 Twitter followers and 1945 Facebook “likes”.
  • 6 Year Blogiversary: 17,808 Twitter followers and 2014 Facebook “likes”.

Great work on the social media, folks!  Let’s try to keep the momentum going!  Find The Academic Wino on various social media platforms here:

Professional Highlights During the Past Year

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On the writing front, this past year one of my articles, “The Influence of Country/Region Reputation on Willingness to Pay for Wine“, was short-listed for a Born Digital Wine Award (Born Digital Wine Awards by Wine in Moderation (BDWAbyWIM).

I am currently accepting new writing assignments, so if you’re interested in working with me, please check out my LinkedIn profile and send me a message (or email me at becca@academicwino.com).

I am still Editor at Wine Industry Insight, where I am responsible for curating the news links for the daily News Fetch. More recently, I’ve become responsible for data mining and analysis for the premium articles on the site. The Wine Industry Insight Daily NewsFetch is free to subscribe, so if you’re not already getting this daily news brief, sign up by clicking here. If you are interested in finding information on and/or subscribing to the premium content on that site, you may do so by clicking here: Wine Executive News Premium Subscriptions.

Finally, I’ve recently been appointed to the Board of Directors for a newly formed 501(c)(3) non-profit called the Center for Research on Environmental Chemicals in Humans, the mission of which is to enable individuals and health professionals to take medically valid actions against the risks of environmental chemicals found in most Americans.

Personal Highlights During the Past Year

In addition to all the professional goings-on of my life, I have also been continuing to care for and raise my son, who is now almost a year and a half.  He’s very happy, healthy, and is just non-stop go go go, which makes balancing life and work somewhat difficult at time.  We are

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managing just fine, however, and I look forward to seeing how this little wigglemunch grows and develops!

For now, because of this work/life balance, I am still posting every 2 weeks.  Ideally, I’d post every week, but that’s probably not going to be in the cards any time soon.  Eventually posts will become more frequent, but for now, please enjoy new posts every other week.

To Wrap Up….

Thank you again to every single one of you who have supported me in one way or another as without you, The Academic Wino is just another blip in the matrix.

Never stop asking questions. 

Never stop learning.

Be kind.  Be happy.  Drink wine. 

Thank you….

3 comments for “Happy 6th Blogiversary, The Academic Wino!

  1. Thomas kruse
    June 8, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Becca, congratulations on a good job. Your advice at the end is important and I, for two, believe in all those things. Keep up the good work

  2. June 9, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    congratulations and Happy blogiversary!

  3. June 12, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Congratulations on your 6th anniversary!

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