Becoming a Regular Blogger
Regular bloggers are current students, staff, or faculty at the University of Minnesota.
What’s in it for you?
- Practice, enhance, and strengthen your writing skills
- Get a chance to express your opinions to a large audience
- Have your work published and archived online
- Learn how to work on a deadline
- Post a blog twice a month (every other week) on your assigned day.
- Notify the blog coordinator at least one day in advance when you cannot post on assigned day.
- Understand blogging policies, as provided by blog editor.
- Minimum commitment of one academic semester
Note: Applicants must contact the blog editor for further information on blog policies, application queries and orientation.Volunteer Blogger Application (clicking will download a Word document)
Note from the editor:
The blogging opportunity at the Women’s Center is a great way to become involved in the social justice community. Not only will you become more familiar with social justice topics in our community, but you will also build your resume for future positions. The amount of individual responsibility and reliability is a great skill for future job opportunities. Improved writing skills, publicizing personal works to the University community, being an activist, having your voice and opinions heard in the social justice community and being a recognized part of the social justice movement are only some of the benefits of being a volunteer blogger.
While this is a flexible volunteer opportunity, all bloggers are expected to uphold the Women’s Center Blogging policies. Including, but not limited to: posting on the scheduled dates, maintaining regular contact with the blog editor, creating thoughtful and applicable posts regarding social justice issues and attending all mandatory meetings coordinated by the blog editor. If these basic requirements are not met, the Women’s Center can consider the blogger as ineligible and unfit for the volunteering opportunity.
If there are any schedule conflicts, the blogger must contact the blog editor ahead of time and discuss arrangements to make up the post. Any and all emails sent out regarding blogging policies, meetings and general information regarding the blog must be read and responded to in a timely fashion.