Writing a blog about blogs, or technically a blog post about blogs, feels a little like talking in the third-person. Even though it’s a little odd, we’ve got some great news to share.
This week we’re launching a new blog system at Bethel. Before you even say it, we know you’re asking: aren’t we a little behind the times? Haven’t WordPress and Blogger been around for quite a while? Yep, you’re correct.
But, here’s a question: What is worse than having to remember 30 passwords? Forgetting one of them.
With Bethel blogs, you won’t have to worry about that. Integrating our web solutions with the Bethel environment so they’re easier for you to use is one of our top priorities. And due to the new calendar, admissions applications, and other recent projects, our blog system has been patiently waiting for its turn.So we’re please to announce, albeit a little late, that Bethel Blogs have arrived. Here are some of the features:
- No new account needed. As long as you can remember your Bethel password, you won’t need to remember anything else. Whether you’re creating a blog or reading a private blog, all you’ll need is your Bethel account.
- Access control. Along with being tied in with Bethel accounts comes control over who can read our blogs. So, you can choose to have your blog open to the world or just for those in the Bethel community.
- Great templates. We’ve got a template designed to match Bethel’s new website or a template that’s related, but has more of a personal feel. And you can still customize it with a photo and other personalization.
- Strong technology. Bethel blogs are built on the WordPress technology. This means there are rich features and they’re always adding more.
So who can blog? Well, just about anyone. You might be a staff member who has been asked to blog as part of your work responsibilities. Students can blog—whether you’re blogging for class, your campus job, or just for fun. Faculty could choose to blog for professional development or for a class.
So, ready to blog? We’ve got some resources on our website to help you get started. If you have any other questions, please let us know by sending us an email or posting a question in the comments below.