We're getting ready to roll out Wordpress for administrators and faculty who are interested in having their own blogs. I'm in the process of coming up with some suggested guidelines, which generally refer back to our web policy. Blogs are for official discussions -- we're not offering personal blogs (figuring people can use wordpress.com or blogger.com, rather than university resources for that).
So I'm trying to come up with some best practices for higher ed folks. Deans and vice presidents and faculty will generally be the folks blogging, and their content should be relevant to their work/position at the university.
All that said, what suggestions would you make for best practices/advice to them in making the decision to start blogging? I've come up with a few:
1) make sure you have the time to commit to creating one new blog post every couple of weeks.
2) try to include pictures whenever possible -- it makes it more real
...what would *you* add?
Thanks a million for any thoughts you might be able to throw my way.
University of Rhode Island