“Activities just aren’t my thing,” a student recently said to me. Parents and students often focus on grades and test scores, but colleges care about more than just academics – they want students on their campus who are interesting and involved. One of my students had a stellar academic record, but his non-academic profile needed some boosting. We brainstormed some new (and fun) activities for him to try out, not only for his application but also to help him keep busy during quarantine. He decided on a blog. When I asked him what his mom thought about the blog he said she wasn’t too impressed, because she didn’t think anyone would read it. Maybe not. But he posted some great articles, kept himself engaged when stuck in his bedroom and wrote about his blog in every one of his applications. Students don’t have to solve climate change or cure cancer in their free time, but they should find ways to make an impact in their community.