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June 29, 2013

Teenhood Today: Blogging lets you express yourself

I’m supposed to write about teen issues. For this month I decided to tackle the subject of blogging. 

In case any of you were wondering, I love to blog. I’ve had one for years and years. Now, that doesn’t mean that I’ve been writing in it all these years, I haven’t. In fact, when I started a new blog a few weeks ago I almost deleted my first one, but didn’t have the heart to do so. Now I’m the happy up keeper of two blogs. Hip-hip-hurray! 

I post quite frequently in my newest one. You see, I’m kind of addicted. Obviously, I love the writing and designing aspects of it, but I also love the openness it offers. I can literally write about anything I want to with as many, or as few, words as I want. I think that is what draws a lot of people to blogging. 

I don’t know how many of you have your own blogs, but I highly recommend them. For one thing, your blog can be absolutely anything you want it to be. It can be like an online journal, a public forum for ideas, an update on trips you’re taking, or the life story of your prized tomato. Quite literally anything in your life can be translated into a blog. 

I think it’s worth getting a blog simply to set it up. I love picking out backgrounds and fonts, coming up with a title that I think describes what I’m writing about, and eating the snack that always accompanies this process. I love picking out the “gadgets” to put on the site. Deciding whether I should have a links to other blogs or use a gadget that allows my writing to be translated into other languages. And the most important one: which picture of me I should use. 

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