Contributing to Momentum
Baylor's College-wide blog, Momentum, features posts and stories spanning education, research, healthcare and our community. Our goals include creating thought-provoking content and continuing to establish Baylor as an authority on education, healthcare, medicine and research, with a commitment to community service. If you are interested in writing a blog post on a relevant topic, you can learn more about writing a guest post.
If you have questions or would like to discuss further details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Baylor Blog Network
The Baylor College of Medicine Blog Network, which includes Momentum, From the Labs, PolicyWise, and Progress Notes, is Baylor's College-wide, public platform aimed at consistently providing and promoting fresh, accurate, engaging, and relevant content. Departments, centers and other College groups who meet the following blogging requirements may be eligible to have their own blogs:
- Submit at least two to three blog posts to the Office of Communications for review each month for three consecutive months (a total of at least six blog posts over the three-month period).
- In order for these submissions to be counted, they must be approved and published on Momentum.
- There should be a demonstrated ability to consistently plan and maintain a blog editorial calendar. Submissions must follow our content guidelines, which includes using a conversational tone, and avoiding the use of medical jargon or marketing language.
- After the three-month submission and posting period is successfully completed, the Office of Communications will contact the department or center regarding next steps for having its own blog space.
For more information about the requirements and the process to establish your own blog in Baylor's network, contact Nicole Blanton.
Establishing Your Login
After you have submitted your request for a blog, it will be reviewed by Communications leadership. Following approval, Institutional Web Management will send you an email address to access your blog space on the Baylor server. This user profile will allow you to publish your own posts and add media. Before publishing posts, please follow the work flow below.
Blog Post Work Flow
Posting with regularity (two to three posts per month) will yield the best results in growing your readership. Below is the detailed work flow and what you can expect, while working with the Office of Communications.
1. Considering a blog post, but have questions? Our staff can help you shape your narratives and make recommendations for a successful post.
2. After you've completed your blog post, submit it to Institutional Web Management for review. Blog posts that are submitted will be reviewed and returned with track changes. After review and edits are made, a staff member from Institutional Web Management will send the revised copy of the post.
3. Review the edits, if you've accepted them all, you can add it to your blog for publishing. If you do not accept all of the edits, or you have additional changes, send them back in track changes for further review. Publishing blog posts that have not been reviewed by Institutional Web Management could result in the removal of the blog, or could result in user rights being revoked for blogging.
4. Be sure you add a photo to your blog posts. Please follow federal copyright rules, as well as FERPA and HIPAA (Baylor login required). If you do not have an original photo, or an image you do not have permission to share, consider using a stock image site. Carefully check the licensing requirements and ensure you are providing credit where required when using images. Members of Institutional Web Management can assist in finding free photos for use in your posts. Popular stock photo sites that include free images for use are: Unsplash, Librestock, Pexels, and the CDC's Public Health Image Library.
5. Share your post. Please feel free to distribute the link to your post via email and social media. If you have questions about Baylor's social media policy or social media channels, contact Anna Kiappes.