Blog posts are a great way to share news within the College of Law about events, faculty presentations, student achievements, organization meetings and more. All faculty, staff and students have the ability to submit a blog post that will appear on the College of Law website.
- Blog posts should be focused on sharing information relevant to students, faculty and staff in the College of Law. The blog is not a space for unsolicited, layman’s opinions on politics or current events.
- Students, faculty and staff are not authorized to express political opinions or make official statements on behalf of Georgia State University or the University System of Georgia.
- The College of Law Communications staff has the authority to edit or delete posts as they see fit.
- Copyright and trademark laws still apply in digital spaces. Be sure you have the right to use any images you upload with your posts. If you quote an article or excerpt from a book, please attribute the original source in the blog post.
- If you have a question about whether a post is appropriate, email email@example.com.
- Not all events require a blog post. You should only submit a blog post if you want to promote your event in the weekly newsletter two or more weeks BEFORE the week of your event. This can be helpful if you want to encourage people to RSVP earlier than the week before the event.
- Events must be submitted to the calendar to be shared in the weekly newsletter from Dean Martinez. Login with the “Submit an event” button and use your campus ID and password.
- Blog posts about events will not be shared in the newsletter during the week of the event – because the event will be promoted in the “Events” section.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need guidance or assistance.
- The best blog posts are clear, concise and contain a call to action. Think about what you want people to do after they read. Subscribe? Follow? Sign-up? Volunteer? Whatever it is, make sure you ask for it.
- Titles with verbs and/or a call to action tend to draw more attention.
Ex. “Register for the SBA Conference”
Ex. “Yacht Rock Revue croons the hits you love to hate”
Ex. “Road Tripping with Teenagers: A Survival Guide”
Ex. “6 Signs of Burnout—and How You Can Take Action”
- To promote an event, consider a listicle. “Top 5 reasons to attend the student organization fair” or “10 employers you won’t want to miss at the career fair.” These are easy to share, eye catching and will usually force you to think about the “why” behind the event.
- If you’re bringing in a guest speaker for a keynote or panel, be sure that your post contains information about what makes the person compelling. Submitting the post as a short Q&A or mini profile can be a great way to achieve this.
- When submitting an event recap, avoid the temptation to give a play-by-play of everything that happened. Highlight the most compelling, interesting things.
- Include hyperlinks. Blog posts are a great way to get people onto your student organization, certificate, center, clinic or library page. Make it easy for them.
- If you’re stuck on how to convey an idea, consult the communications team. Email email@example.com. We’re here to help.