A blog is a Web site usually maintained by an individual with regular entries of commentary, descriptions of events, or other material such as graphics or video. Entries are commonly displayed in reverse-chronological order. Many blogs provide commentary or news on a particular subject; others function as more personal online "diaries." A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs and other social mediums related to its topic. The ability for readers to leave comments in an interactive format is an important part of many blogs. Most blogs are primarily textual, although some focus on art, photographs, videos, music and audio.
- Blogs hosted from University of Idaho Web sites within www.theuidahoblogs.edu address need to follow the policies of the University of Idaho.
- Bloggers need to be related to University of Idaho as faculty, staff, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, students, etc.
- The blogs should relate to the University of Idaho’s mission of research, education and public service.
- Bloggers should not be anonymous (in the case of collaborative blogs, for instance, the individual blogger should be identified).