Teach Your Kid to Blog Like a Pro
• Blogs have gone from little more than self-important
diaries to a prime source for information on a global
• If your child is interested in blogging, rest assured
that blogging isn’t just a trend: it’s a potential source
of income, and an amazing opportunity for your child
to hone their writing, research, and communication
• We’ll teach you what you need to know to help your
child become a great blogger, and stay safe doing it.
• Blogs come in many shapes and sizes, so your child will need to pick
the one that best suits their needs.
• Creating an appropriate design is not as important as content, but
can help draw in readers.
• If your child is interested in blogging, they’ll need to come up with a
specific topic like art, sports, comedy, daily life, fashion, news, etc.
Safety and Privacy
• Most blogs expose your child to a wide readership and the
opportunity for feedback on their writing, so deciding to
make the blog public or private is an important decision.
• Comment settings are also very important. Leaving them on
leaves the blog open to any matter of comments whether
helpful or inappropriate.
• Engaging with the audience is a great way to increase a blog’s
popularity, but again opens your child to any matter of
• To get the best benefits- reading, writing, and communication
skills, alongside a broad readership, your child needs to keep
up with it daily or almost daily.
• Keeping blog entries short will help with this, or if it’s a
complex topic- breaking it down into a multi-part series.
• Avoid plagiarism.
• Eliciting feedback from readers can help generate new
• Pay attention to the posts your readers seem to best respond
Blogging: The Technical Side
• Search engine optimization, usually called SEO, increases
the likelihood that your blog will be picked up by search
• Gaining readership is a tricky feat for child bloggers, but
carefully evaluating who can read your child’s blog and
when can allow you to pick an appropriate strategy to
attract new readers.
• There is a very small chance that your child will be picked
up, and become a paid blogger, but advertising on your
child’s blog page is another way to draw revenue.
Keeping Up With Your Child’s Blogging Habits
• No matter how gifted your child is as a writer and no matter
how popular her blog becomes, you’re still the parent, and the
responsibility rests with you to keep track of what they’re up
• Without exception, you should see every blog post your child
makes, screening your child’s posts will prevent any
inappropriate content from being posted.
• Keeping an eye on comments and other discussions on your
child’s blog is also essential to making sure your child’s
blogging experience remains fun and safe.
For much more content and a full list of references, resources, and
contributors, download our original eBook entitled
“Teach Your Kid to Blog Like a Pro”.
For more information on cyberbullying, sexting, online predators, and
keeping children save online visit our resources page.