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A Few Tips:

When you’re writing a blog post, write directly to students in a conversational tone. Don’t use the word “students,” use “you.”

Only write blogs that communicate valuable information to most or all students, are interesting and engaging, or tell a good story. See some examples of the types of blog posts we’re producing.

  • Climbing to a New Perspective – A story about a student who didn’t know what she wanted to do at Boise State, applied for a job at the Outdoor Program, and it changed her life. We published this before outdoor trip signups opened.
  • I Didn’t Know That: What is a Blue Book? – A short explainer on Blue Books, published right before finals.
  • 5 1/2 Things – A weekly series of useful, themed information, usually based on what’s happening that time of year.

This isn’t a place for promotions; however, telling a compelling story that includes your program/department/event is more engaging than your traditional posters/digital signs.

Our team of writers will edit the blog posts to fit the voice of Student Life Essentials if it doesn’t quite meet our standards. Please note, we have final say on when and if the post is published.

If you’d like to submit ideas for blogs instead of write them, we’re always looking for more. Please email