Private School Blogging

by Jenny on December 2, 2009

One of the businesses that is overlooked when thinking of blogging is the independent private school.  Private School Blogging is the way to go.

One of the issues that might arise is whether or not there are enough topics to blog about, after all what is a blog without content?  Content creation can end up being one of the biggest hurdles to get over.

At Business Blog Writers, we can certainly help you with content creation ideas, after all, writing is what we do best!

Here is a list of items to consider for a private school.  In order to keep the blog extensive and used to its fullest, there’s no reason why each department could not have their own login for the blog.

  • Primary School (Pre-K through 2nd Grade)
    • Highlight musical programs and other programs
    • Parents could subscribe to the blog posts to get the updates about the Primary School sent to their e-mail on a daily basis or parents can just know that it exists and check it ever so often if they don’t want the e-mails.
  • Lower School (3rd Grade through 5th Grade)
    • Highlight musical programs and other programs
    • Classroom blogging or Grade blogging – have a classroom blog about their daily doings or have an entire grade blog about what everyone is working on
    • Parents could subscribe to the blog posts to get the updates about the Lower School sent to their e-mail on a daily basis or they can just know that it exists and check it ever so often if they don’t want the e-mails.
  • Middle School (6th Grade through 8th Grade)
    • Highlight programs that are going on in the Middle School
    • If the kids have a food drive or something of that nature, they could post their results on the blog – like how many cans of food they have and how many they need to meet their goals.
    • Parents could subscribe to the blog posts to get the updates about the Middle School sent to their e-mail on a daily basis or they can just know that it exists and check it ever so often if they don’t want the e-mails.
  • Upper School (9th Grade through 12th Grade)
    • When the AP Exams occur
    • When SAT/ACTs occur
    • Athletic Events could be featured
    • Yearbook
      • The yearbook committee could ask parents and fellow students to submit photos for the Yearbook.
      • They could keep an update going about the yearbook’s progress.
      • Also, they could post information on how to buy an ad for seniors, if parents are more inclined to look online.
    • School Newspaper
      • They could ask for submissions and ask for advertisers for the paper.
      • If the school paper is not online, this is a great way to get it online.
      • This might be a great way for college bound students get their name on the Internet as a journalist.
    • Arts
      • They could feature the any programs or competitions.
      • Solicit advertisers to pay for the printing of any programs that are handed out.
    • Parents could subscribe to the blog posts to get the updates about the Upper School sent to their e-mail on a daily basis or they can just know that it exists and check it ever so often if they don’t want the e-mails.
    • Summer Internships for the students could be featured, as well as links of where to apply.
  • School Charity Auction
    • Many local businesses looking to donate to an auction to get their name out there, might not know that this the school’s fundraiser exists and with posts about it, it will help it show up on a local search.
  • Admissions
    • Post several times about upcoming admissions tests – so that current parents and alumni are constantly aware of them and can let their friends know (if they already have a student at the school).
  • Alumni
    • This would be a great avenue for the Alumni Dept. to figure out things like whether or not a Golf Tournament would be worth it and people could post comments about how much it should cost, where it should be located, etc.
    • The school’s Alumni Fund could be featured and recent donations could be featured the day that they arrive.

Certainly, as an institution, a good idea would be to sit down and brainstorm about other ideas.  No doubt, the kids will also provide plenty of ideas and suggestions.

Now, you’re probably wondering who would write for the blog.  Everyone could, including teachers, students, etc.

A blog for your private school would bring traffic and the business and social interaction it would create among Alumni, Students, Parents, etc.

The software that would be crucial for a school to use is Compendium Blogware. Our contact there is Brian Millis.  He offers a demo over the phone.  The demo is only 30-minutes and if nothing else, will provide information on blogging and why it’s worthwhile.  The software is necessary to really optimize search engine searches for PHS and other PHS related activities.  This platform is necessary because it makes  blogging dummy proof, so much so, that it is like logging into an email account and writing a message.

Brian Millis
bmillis@compendium.com

Phone: 317-777-6254

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