by Kristen Abell
Welcome back from the winter break and to a new semester at Student Affairs Women Talk Tech! We have been busy recruiting and planning and scheduling over the break, and we have some new additions to our bloggers, as well as our blog that will be showing up in the next couple of weeks. I thought I’d take a minute and share what some of these changes will be in today’s post.
First of all, we’ve done such a great job recruiting, we have enough bloggers to post FIVE days a week! I know, pretty exciting stuff, right? Instead of just Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, you’ll now see us all five weekdays, filling up your Google Reader (or other RSS reader of choice).
In addition to posting five days a week, we’re changing up some of the types of posts we’ll be sharing. Since we didn’t get much response from the Monday blog prompts, we’ll be cutting those posts, although we’ll still be using some of the prompts internally. (If you’re interested in some different types of blog prompts, be sure to check out the Reverb Broads project I’ve been coordinating with another blog friend of mine.) Once a month we’ll have an Open Thread Monday post, where we’ll throw out a topic or issue, and you’ll get a chance to discuss amongst yourselves…and us.
We will be keeping our Wednesday Linkage Love posts, since we like to share the love as much as possible. Feel free to send us your links to share, as we’re always looking for good content.
Tuesdays and Thursdays will be Blogger’s Choice – in other words, a chance for our bloggers to write about pretty much whatever they want…within reason, of course. These will remain on the technology/student affairs/feminism topic areas, but it gives us a chance to spew about whatever’s on our mind these days.
Fridays are going to be a mixed bag of awesomeness. We’ll be rotating three different kinds of posts on these days. Highlight an App will give us a chance to talk about our favorite new app for whatever device we wish – again, feel free to send us your suggestions, too. Best Practices/Making Life Easier will be a post on either best technology practices at an institution or organization or a way of using technology that’s making our life or someone else’s life easier. Highlighting a Woman in Student Affairs and Technology will do just that – we really want to recognize those women that are out there paving new roads for the rest of us. Now that I look back on it, I’m not sure any of these needed much of a descriptor, as they’re pretty self-explanatory, but you get the idea.
Although we have a full schedule for the next three months, we’re always looking for new bloggers and guest posters, so feel free to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested, or if you have ideas you’d like us to blog.
Happy new year and good luck with the spring semester!