Guest Post by Kirsten Ramsburg
Blogging is becoming a popular way for people, no matter how old they are or where they live, to stay connected with others. No matter what their language is, they can write about the things they care about most, and receive feedback for their effort.
Kids and teenagers are part of this phenomenon, naturally. For many of them, the idea of starting a blog is exciting, and the chance to expand their writing skills and horizons is not something to ignore. For them, the below tips are presented. Parents should keep in mind that their assistance and supervision is still recommended.
Starting a Blog
1. Think about what you like most. Do you have a favorite singer or movie? Maybe there is a particularly good book that you remember reading in the near past. To get started on your blog, you will need to have a subject to focus on; otherwise it might seem unorganized, and people may not take it seriously. It should be something that you care a lot about, so that it will be easier to work on the blog. After all, if you wrote about sports, and you do not care for sports, how would you motivate yourself?
2. After you decide what you want to blog about, you will need to find a place for your blog. There are a lot of websites with providers dedicated to hosting blogs, so at first it may seem overwhelming. How is each provider different from the other? In the end, who should you choose to go with? If unsure, be sure to ask a parent or somebody you trust for help; they will be able to push you in the right direction. No matter what hosting site you go with, make sure it has reliable web hosting. If the people that visit your blog are unable to see it, they are not likely to return.
Maintaining a Blog
1. Your blog should be updated as often as you can manage. Some people choose to update once a day or a few times a week; either of these are acceptable when it comes to keeping your online journal active. Why is this important? If somebody should visit your blog and notice that it has not been changed in a long time, they will assume you are not working on it. And when they assume that it is abandoned, they will spread the word to others, and soon you will not have anyone coming to see it.
2. Safety, above all, is important. Never give out your personal information, such as your phone number or address. No matter how long you have been talking to somebody, or how nice they seem, unless you know them personally offline they should never be given this information. The world is full of all kinds of characters, and nobody is as they seem when it comes to the world of Internet. Take no chances, and do not reveal too much about your life. Should you accidentally post something of this nature, delete it immediately.
Kirsten Ramsburg is a senior writer for WebHostingSearch.com.