Let's Talk: Do You Blog?

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Blogging is a great way to express yourself. With technology platforms that are free and easy to use, it’s never been easier to start a blog. To get a sense of the state of blogs written by teens, we checked out the annual weblog awards—aka, the Bloggies—to find out who’s blogging and who’s paying attention. The Bloggies awarded prizes for a “best teen blog category” written by those age 19 or younger, recognizing winning entries from 2008 to 2010. The following teen blogs received Bloggies in 2010:

  • 17 and Baking writes about her passion for writing, baking, and photography and includes recipes and foodie photos on her site.
  • Young Chicagonista removed celebrates being “girl inspired; girl powered.”
  • Break the Sky, now a college student, offers an entry about her family’s custom of catching up and talking around the dinner table.

Although the Bloggies eliminated the teen category in 2011, we don’t think that means we have to mourn the death of the teen blog. So, we ask you: do you blog? If not, what’s your favorite way to share your thoughts and ideas with friends, family, and potential fans? You can write your response in the “Leave a Reply” box below, or send us a message. Don’t forget that you can always respond to questions we’ve asked before. Just drop us a comment. We always look forward to hearing from you!

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