Please follow the following guidelines before contributing to one of the blogs:
- Only post to the blog to which your project applies: If you are an alumni, post to the alumni blog. If you are a current student, post only to the student blog.
- Only edit your specific posts: Many people will be posting to the same blogs. Edit any one else's posts.
- Put your name on it: The first think under your title should be "By: [Your Name]" so people know whose project they are reading.
- Tag your posts: Tagging can make it a lot easier for people on the blog to find what they are looking for, especially if there are many posts to sort through. You should tag your posts with the following items: the title of your project, your name, the location of the research, any specific topics that are relevant to that specific post, and anything else you feel is important. For example: If I was writing a post for my project (Choosing to Donate Life: Why more people are not registered organ donors and how to encourage donation in the United States), I might tag it with: Choosing to Donate Life, Kaitlin Garofano, Organ Donation, USA, (and depending on the context of the post, any combination of the following:) theory, methods, socioeconomic inequalities, personal beliefs, cultural beliefs, etc. Before adding more tags, check the list of previously used tags and choose those which apply to your blog. You need to click the 'Add' button in order to create a new tag.
- Utilize the 'Read More' feature: There will be a lot of posts on a single blog. In order to keep the blogs from looking uncluttered, insert a 'Read More' link after the first paragraph or so. You my want to begin each post with a short introduction about what will be in the post, and then insert the link after that paragraph. This allows readers to be able to more quickly read through posts to find the ones which interest them.
- Pictures! They make things look awesome! Use them! Just use proper credit and citation when needed.