Blogging 101

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Claire Kyllonen

Students use blogs as creative outlets for expressing their opinions and thoughts of their surrounding world.

by Claire Kyllonen, Assistant Editor

A blog is a regularly updated website or web page, typically one run by an individual or a small group of people. Blogs can be used by students as creative outlets to express opinions or thoughts on a particular subject, or share their passion for a particular artistic activity.

Teens typically read blogs on celebrities, fashion trends, fandoms, video gaming, food and cooking, and also about future colleges and careers, etc. It doesn’t even have to stop there. Blogging is a great way to express emotions and opinions. It can be done incognito without having to share the link with anyone or it can be shared on social media websites.

The most popular blogging websites are WordPress.com, Blogger.com, Tumblr.com, and many others. Websites are different based on bloggers wants and needs. Some are geared specifically toward people who love to write, like Google+, which can also be connected towards all one’s Gmail accounts. ┬áSome blogs are for built for people to share photos, whether it’s Instagram quality or professional quality.

Most blogging websites are simple and user-friendly. If there’s a place to find people who are passionate about something, it’s online blogs.