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Blogger Application 2013

September 5, 2013

Ma'ayan Plaut ’10

And now for something completely different!

Well, not completely. We're still hiring stellar Oberlin bloggers this fall, and we especially want you to be involved. But we're thinking a bit differently about the blogs this year.

You're great. You want to make great things. We're here to help.

And here's what you have to do to show us. Pitch your Oberlin blog to us and be sure to answer the following questions:

What kind of story do you want to share?

This is the underlying theme or guiding mission for your posts this year and beyond. State it in a sentence or two, and why you'd like to share this story on the Oberlin blogs.

Some possible ideas (but in no way are you limited to these things we just came up with... be creative!)

  • My Year in Snapshots
  • The People I've Met
  • An Event A Day Keeps The Doctor Away
  • The Anatomy Of A College Dorm Room
  • Making Heads and Tales of College
  • Sounds and Songs: Audio Stories From Around Campus

(Think a themed Tumblr blog... but... on the Oberlin blogs. Because that would be super awesome. And we like super awesome.)

How will you share this story on the Oberlin blogs?

What forms of media will help you tell your story?

How often will you post?

Give us a demonstration of the kind of posts you'll be sharing as a part of your blog project. (That means examples! Show us your drawings, videos, writing... build your case by showing us exactly what we can expect from you and how you're qualified to do it!)

How can we help you make your blog series the best it can be?

We behind the scenes at the Oberlin blogs are here to make your great work shine and assure that it's seen by lots of people -- let us know what we can do to assist. Include things like:

I work best when ____________.

The Oberlin blogs expect one post every two weeks. To assure that I adhere to this posting schedule, please _____________.

I'm good at the following things ______________ but I will probably need help _____________. (Don't worry, we provide full training on our blogging platform if you join our ranks!)

Ideally, by the end of this year, I hope that this blog will ______________.

Okay. That's the hard part. The nitty gritty details are as follows:

All blog proposals are due on Monday, September 23rd. Please write to us at apply@blogs.oberlin.edu with the following info:

  • Your blog proposal and supporting portfolio
  • Your major or intended major
  • A brief overview of what you do outside of class (athletics, student organizations, etc.)
  • Your local residence (dorm or off-campus) as well as your hometown
  • A few sentences on why you want to be an Oberlin blogger

Ready? GO! We look forward to reviewing your applications!

Responses to this Entry


Posted by: Andres Cuervo on September 5, 2013 2:50 PM


Posted by: Jenna Bellassai on September 5, 2013 4:02 PM


Posted by: Ida on September 8, 2013 11:58 PM

Do you want us to send our application as a document or just in the email?

Posted by: Lydia on September 11, 2013 6:17 PM

Hi Lydia! Either works for us... we've received both in the past! As long as we can read it or access it, do whichever you'd prefer.

Posted by: Ma'ayan on September 12, 2013 10:13 AM

Ma'ayan, I want to do this, but as far as portfolio I only have videos of me playing. Is there anything else I could do to be considered?

Posted by: Jay Yau on September 18, 2013 1:25 AM

When do we hear back about applications, or whether we get do this or not?

Posted by: Somebody on September 25, 2013 3:16 AM

Hi there, Somebody! We should be notifying all applicants of final decisions by the end of this week!

Posted by: Ma'ayan on September 25, 2013 11:16 AM

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