A blog is an online journal, normally about a particular topic, that is regularly updated by the author to keep audiences engaged with their story.
- Blogs are interactive – readers can comment on posts and share them on social media.
- A blogger is someone who writes a blog.
- Format your headings and describe images to make your posts more accessible.
- Include text, images, video and links to other content.
- Increase your reach - share links to your posts on other social media platforms.
Blogging at Kent
- Kent staff or research postgraduate? Apply for a blog.
- Follow the blogging guidelines and abide by the University's IT regulations
- Explore other Kent blogs to see how it’s done.
- Get support and advice about blogging at Kent.
- WordPress software is used for all Kent blogs.
- You don’t need to be an expert web designer; there's a range of templates to pick from (if appropriate).
- WordPress online help has guidance on creating your blog through to connecting your work via other social media networks.
What to write about
- Anything within the scope of your blog and the research you’re sharing.
- Try and keep it as broad as possible so you can aim for 10-15 posts a year.
- Include a picture in each blog to help it stand out and get noticed. Use your own or, to use someone else’s, make sure it has the appropriate licence.
- Be aware of the public nature of blogs and the association of Kent blogs with the University. Find out more about what is appropriate to write and how to moderate your blog.
Consent, copyright, data protection and privacy
- Photographs of people can be considered personal data. Ask for written consent to use photographs and archive this information for the future.
- Different types of material have their own copyright frameworks. Read the University’s Copyright policy and guidelines and contact firstname.lastname@example.org for advice.
If you have any queries, email email@example.com