Are you a student? An administrator? Faculty? Staff?
Blog for yourself
Your perspective is unique. Learning to believe that and then developing that perspective is one of the most important opportunities college offers.
Blog to remember
Sure sometimes it might seem like forever, but the time you spend at SOU will be over before you know it. Don’t lose those moments.
Blog for your school
You are SOU. Help tell the stories that make this place unique.
Find your voice.
Just Blog It
140 characters is a great way to tell your friends where you are, but it can’t capture the richness of experiences. Looking back on a twitter feed and seeing dozens of posts saying “at elmos, wru?” just doesn’t tell much of a story. That’s where blogging comes in.
A blog (a blend of the term web log) is a type of website or part of a website. Blogs are usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Most blogs are interactive, allowing visitors to leave comments and even message each other via widgets on the blogs and it is this interactivity that distinguishes them from other static websites.
In the event you’ve lived under a rock for the past few years, check the definition of blogging at left provided by Wikipedia. There are many, many ways to start a blog and nearly all of them are free. WordPress.com and Blogger are two of the most established blogging services in the world today. A relative newcomer is Tumblr. Chazlyn Lovely’s blog “Raiders’ Nest” is hosted via Tumblr.
If you have a blog or plan to start one and would like a link to appear on this site, use the contact form to let us know the URL and we’ll take a look.
What about an SOU blog?
Ah, you want to go “official” right out of the gate? Ok, we can do that, but it comes with some caveats. Blogs hosted by SOU, as of this writing, must take the form “blogs.sou.edu/[someblognamehere]“ and must conform to our evolving Blog Policy document. Use the contact form below to get in touch with Marketing and Communications to request a blog. Use the message field to explain exactly what you would like to blog about and why you feel it would be a good fit for SOU to host the blog.
An “official” SOU blog requires a commitment on your part to update regularly and stay reasonably on topic, but it could be an excellent opportunity to really explore some aspect of your time at SOU. A good example might be a study abroad blog, or a major project blog, but these are just examples. If you have something you’d like to blog about, get in touch and let’s talk.