How to Submit a Blog
- All blog submissions must be submitted through the form below. This will prevent your blog from getting lost in the (e)mail. Please do not send blog submissions via email.
- A member of the OCM team will contact you if additional information or content is needed.
- Timelines: OCM will work to incorporate approved submissions into our editorial calendar. Please indicate if your blog is time-sensitive.
- A member of the OCM team will notify you once your submission has been posted.
- Please contact us with any questions.
If you do not receive a confirmation email after you submit your blog via the form below, please make sure you have entered all fields correctly.
How to Blog for Daniels
First, pick a topic—this is fun part! Blog about something you know and love, or something that makes your blood boil. What’s your area of expertise? What have you studied or researched lately? What do you feel strongly about? Enquiring minds want to know!
Keep your blog between 400-600 words. And keep your paragraphs short, as in one to three sentences. Other tips:
- Be specific. Focus on a specific problem, solution, event or industry. This will ensure that your blog is useful to readers.
- Everyone makes mistakes. Don’t be like everyone. Double-check your spelling and grammar before submitting your blog, as well as the names of institutions and individuals you reference—and their titles.
- Missing links. Links to other resources are great, just be sure they’re working properly.
- Show and tell. You can include images in the body of your blog—a headshot of you as the author/expert, perhaps, or an image of the event or topic you’re writing about. Limit the number of photos you include in your blog to three or less.
Once you’ve written your blog and pasted your copy into the submission form above, you’re almost done! Just complete the following fields:
Title: The shorter, the better. Keep the title of your blog to six words or less to grab peoples’ attention. WordPress automatically generates a URL for your blog based on your title.
Author: That’s you! List your name and title in this field.
Image: Blogs with images are more likely to be read. Insert your headshot in the image field or an image of the activity, event or program your blog is about. The image has a maximum width of 600 pixels.
Once you’ve supplied all the preceding information, guess what? You made a blog! Congratulations!
Daniels Social Media
We are ready to help with your social media needs, whatever they might be. Not only can you schedule a strategic consultation or training session at any time, you can also request that we help cover your event, spotlight one of your alumni, feature your faculty and student thought leadership, post your news and updates, and more.
Additionally, we have several quick and dirty social media tips to offer:
- No matter what platform you are posting on, try and treat your posts like little stories. Make sure to include the essentials such as who, what, where, when, and why.
- Always include pictures and/or video when possible.
- Try to offer something that isn’t available in your other media outlets/promotions, such as a particular quote, fact, or finding.
- Try to pose a question and engage your audience.
- Respond to everyone.