Starting a blog at Stanford is easy to do, but it does require a bit of technical know-how and time to get going. These resources will help you get started.

Stanford blog service

IT Services provides easy-to-install, centrally supported WordPress instances, at no charge, to Stanford departments and officially-recognized groups. WordPress is an open source blog tool and publishing platform. For more information, please visit the ITS blog service page.

Third-party blogging services

For individual faculty, students, alumni and staff who wish to start a blog, there are third-party blogging services that make it easy and in many cases, free, to create a blog. The following services fall into this category:

Note: Blogs created with commercial, web-based services will reside outside the domain. In addition, the Wikipedia community maintains a more comprehensive list of blogging software platforms.

Notice: Blog authors are solely responsible for the content of the blogs listed in the directory. Neither the content of these blogs, nor the links to other web sites, are screened, approved, reviewed or endorsed by Stanford University, the Stanford Alumni Association or any Stanford-affiliated entity (“Stanford”). The text and other material on these blogs are the opinion of the specific author and are not statements of advice, opinion, or information of Stanford.