• Blogging Guidelines

Important Considerations

Before you create a blog or make any entries, consider that your blog is public, and it endures. Anyone can search for your blog and find it.

  • Consider that anything you post on your blog may have repercussions in the future. People have been refused jobs or fired from their jobs because of material they posted on their blogs.

  • In addition to controlling what you post on your blog, you can monitor the comments that other people post. While your credibility as a blogger depends in large part on your openness to comments by others, you can set your blog so that all comments come to you for review prior to appearing on your blog. You can also block individuals who repeatedly post offensive content, try to use your blog for advertising without your permission, or just because you want to. Some bloggers post their policy directly on their blogs.
  • For your own protection, you should never give information that identifies you--such as your full name, your address or phone number. Don't make yourself a target to scam artists or predators.

Policies and Procedures

If you are posting a blog under the auspices of Suffolk University, either as a staff member, faculty member, or student, you should be fully aware of Suffolk University's policies and procedures, including, but not limited to

  • Suffolk University Web Policy
  • Suffolk University Copyright Policy
  • Suffolk University Privacy Policy
  • Suffolk University Web Site Disclaimer
    • If your blog can be accessed by a link from any Suffolk University site on any Suffolk University server, it should have a link to Suffolk's World Wide Web Disclaimer (http://www.suffolk.edu/about/11396.html).

It is your responsibility to be aware of any Suffolk University policies and any changes in those policies that may impact any blog linked to the Suffolk Web presence.

Linking to a blog

When linking to a blog from the Suffolk University Web Site, always link from a unique blog page--never from an unidentified link. Minimally, this page should inform the reader

  • That they are linking to a blog
  • That they are leaving the Suffolk University Site
  • That the blog to which they are linking may not reflect the views of Suffolk University
  • What the blog is about

Visit our sample blog linking page for ideas about how you can link to a number of blogs.

Using Suffolk graphics

When a blog performs an official Suffolk University function, it may utilize this graphic as its header, which is available, properly sized for a Blogger site, from Web Services. You may request sizing for other blog formats from Web Services on request. See Creating a Blog for instructions on inserting it into a template. Use of any  Suffolk University Graphics, including the Suffolk University Seal, Logo, or Centennial Seal, may require the permission of the University. Contact Web Services for more information.