The idea for this website came about because my seven year old daughter Olivia loves writing in her diary. Usually she writes about her day, what she did, the friends she played with and sprinkles some random words with some even more random doodling. I noticed how often she did this and how much she and her friends enjoyed this activity.
Being a web developer, I thought to myself .... why not create a blog for her so that she can practice her keyboard skills doing what she enjoys so much? I asked her what she thought of my idea and she said "what's a blog mum?"
My five year old son James also loves to blog. He gets the concept of blogging but generally his entries are a little more scrambled and unstructured than Olivia's! James likes to keep his finger pressed on the keyboard until the blog post is full of jjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj's and aaaaaaaaaaaaa's and mmmmmmmmm's. Mostly letters found in his name :)
The concept of kids blogging is very simple. Most important is to have fun! Kids can learn their way around a computer, develop their keyboard and mouse handling skills in a safe and friendly environment where parents can rest assured their child's work cannot be viewed by others surfing the web. The older age groups can create blog categories (coming soon), which can be useful, for example, to keep track of excercise programs, weekly activities, create personal book reviews, lists, homework notes or to document their hobbies or other activities. Blog entries can then be viewed by category. Kids can also upload their favourite photos and drawings into their blog entries.
There's nothing stopping adults too from creating their own private blog, very useful for keeping a food diary if you're on a diet program or managing projects in a simple and descriptive way.
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