There are definite benefits to writing for the web, even if you don’t have dreams of becoming an author.
Blogging is a great way to talk about your experiences and express your ideas with our online community. It can also give you an edge in your academic career and job hunt. For example, blogs can be used to help build writing portfolios, which will come in handy on some university applications! Additionally, if you’re thinking about applying for scholarships, blogs can serve as a demonstration of your writing skills as well as proof of participation in community activities.
Okay, what should the posts be about?
The blog posts can be on any topic, though they must be family-friendly and related to being a distance education student. Once that is achieved, the rest is fair game.
If you’ve got a terrific case of writer’s block or you’re just not sure where to start, shoot us an email. The ADLC communications team already has some topic suggestions, for example:
- A day in the life of a distance education student
- Top studying apps for when you’re studying online
- 5 things I would do differently as a new distance education student
- How being a distance education student helps me volunteer
If none of those float your boat, we’d be happy to brainstorm some topics with you.
Just how long do these blogs have to be?
Ideally, we would like blog posts that are between 500 – 1,000 words.
Let’s say I’m interested or want more information. Who would I contact?
Send an email to the ADLC communications team to let us know you’d like to contribute to our blog. All applicants will need to pass vetting by their teachers to ensure that taking on blog writing is compatible with their workload. Once you’ve got the green light, we will send you a FOIP (freedom of information policy) form to sign and ask you some quick questions to make sure that we’re all on the same page.
Are you still with us? Whew! Well, what are you waiting for? Email us!