Friday, June 13, 2008

Congratulations to some our 2007 Graduates!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Naming Your Blog

One of the first decisions you will have to make is what to call your blog.

Here are some things that I found:

Don't Drink the Balloon Juice: Good, bad, and ugly things to name your blog b
Blog "Help Wanted" Ad

Here is a good help wanted ad for blog contributions.
Asking for Advice on Gather

I posted the following article on Gather to see what kind of advice I could get about starting a blog.

How Do I Start a Blog? (Need Advice for Getting Started)

I am working with a colleague to prepare and present a short introductory overview of blogging. If you have a blog, do you have any advice or words-of-wisdom to share about how to get started?

  • How much planning did you put into your blog?
  • How did you decide on a title?
  • What is your blog's intended audience?
  • How do you reach your audience with your blog?
  • If and when you start another blog, what would you do differently?
  • What are some of your favorite blogs?

See the Gather article for member's comments and advice.

Georgia Tech Admissions Blog

Our own Georgia Tech Admissions office has a great blog title Knowing Changes Everything.

I am hoping that some of the folks who participate can share their tips and words of wisdom for reaching students with a blog.

Monday, June 09, 2008

I like this clip because it shows an empowered student who wants to connect with others in the context of making a change on campus and eventually in the world. The clip also illustrates the need for student affairs professionals to nurture that energy with students when they come to campus.

A Student's Thoughts On Student Affairs from kevin prentiss on Vimeo.