I have slapped my website URL and social media handle on pens, t-shirts, stationary, business cards, and more. However, up until this point, a slab of concrete had alluded me. That all changed today.
A few months ago, I wrote about an opportunity for members of the Coastal Carolina community to leave their legacy. For a $250 donation, Chanticleer supporters can have their own brick engraved on the “Alumni Walk,” a pathway that leads up to the newly renovated Atheneum Hall Alumni Center. Wanting to give back to my employer while also maybe receiving a few website hits in the process (so shameless of me), I purchased a brick.
This morning, workers installed the first wave of personalized bricks into the walkway. I smiled proudly when Alumni staff member and #CCUSocialMedia Dream Team member Erika sent me a photo of my concrete square. Not soon after the text I went over and looked for myself. Making sure I promoted my employer before myself, the first two lines of the brick show allegiance to my University. The next two lines spell out my social media handle and my blog address. While I know I left out my life motto, I figured down the road I could always purchase another brick and add it in.
It just really appeals to me to have something like this. That brick will grace that pathway for a long, long time. Fifty years from now that marker will still be there. While I know I probably won’t still be authoring my blog in 2065 my hope is that the web address will still be working and the content archived. How cool would it be for a freshman to stumble upon it and use whatever crazy device invented at the time to look me up?
A great part of this brick campaign is how the final product has turned out. I have seen other schools install personalized brick projects and the engraving just doesn’t look very good. These bricks are crystal clear and well done. If you are one of my local readers, you can order your own brick by going here.
We have the men’s basketball NCAA championship game on tonight. I respect Coach Krzyzewski so much but this evening I am rooting for Wisconsin. First off, I think it looks great upon our basketball team at Coastal if the Badgers win the title just because our guys played them so close. Secondly, I would like to say that I watched the national champions play from the closest vantage point possible during their NCAA Tournament run. Whoever you are cheering for, enjoy the game! Don’t Blink.