Blogs and RSS Feeds
Departmental and Program Blogs
Blogging is a great tool for publishing departmental and program news, it makes a great replacement for static "e-newsletter" type communications. It's organized, available to the entire world, blog content can be "tagged" or labled for context, archived and we can re-publish the content to our other digital properties. College Communications creates and administers blogs to ensure that they have appropriate departmental ownership and college branding. Once created by the communications department, day to day content and administration are the responsibility of the departmental or program owner(s).
Everyone with a css.edu email account can be given authoring access to blogs via the Google Blogger platform. It's located in the application menu at the top of your email inbox under more >> blogger. To use Blogger you'll need to activate your Goolge profile, this is not activated by default with new accounts. If you use Google+ associated with your css.edu account, you have already activated your profile. If not, please follow these instructions. If you want to start a blog, or migrate a email newsletter to become a blog, please contact your departmental / program marketing planner and they can get the process started.
One of the great features of a Blogger blog is that we can use the feed from it to source content for other digital properties like the Cor portal or our externally facing marketing websites. Individuals can use tools like a feed reader to subscribe to blogs of personal interest. Anyone with a css.edu account has access to the Google Reader feed reader. There are many others available for free as well. By right clicking on the "RSS" links below and copying the link address, you can then paste that into the feed reader of your choice. You will then recieve automatic updates when a new post is added to that blog.