Prompt answer entries
July 21, 2004
It annoys me that you don't seem to be able to make an anonymous entry, only a private one, I understand, however, that it could create problems however if people aren't attached to what they say then it could promote irresponsibility.
I found the whole picture system a bit fiddly to get used to, i was trying to simply upload a picture into an entry window, however despite closely following instructions given it just didn't seem to work for me.
- is there a word limit for a blog entry?
- am i allowed to give out contact information?
- am i allowed to list items that i want to sell?
- are my blog entries monitored or is it entirely private?
- how do i get a picture to appear in the window of a standard blog entry, can i just copy and paste?
- also I thought Gonzalo's question about what happens to my blog when i finish at Uni was a good one
You should blog because:
- it's a chance to air your views on everything from seminar topics to politics or cd reviews
- you can leave entries to let your family and friends know what you're up to and how you're getting on (cheaper than phonecalls and less hassle than e-mailing)
- at the end of it you will have a record of your time at university
- could impress future employers if you mention that you are a practised and dedicated user of a modern and fashionable IT system such as blogging
The elements of blogging that I would focus on, for marketing purposes, are:-
- a journal or 'yearbook' of their time at university (as mentioned in someone elses answer)
- a forum or means of contact for clubs/societies
*access to reviews, news etc on the latest books, dvds, cds, as well as a chance for them to give their own views
- i also thought the idea of it being a means of contact with friends and family back home would be quite appealing to some first year students
As for how to promote the system – links and or ad's on both the University insite and the Student's Union sites could be useful in addition to flyers in the pack of info from IT services that they get when they move into their rooms.