We’ve been getting lots of emails from people who are keen to start their first kid blog.
Or, more accurately, we get emails from their parents who don’t really know much about blogging and aren’t sure where to start.
So here are some common questions answered for those of you who are just starting out in the world of children’s blogging:
Q: Can I get my blog hosted on KidsBlogClub?
A: No, we do not host any blogs directly on this site. The best place to start is either Blogger or WordPress – you’ll find more info on those two here.
Q: Where can I get advice on how to help my child start blogging?
A: We have two sections that will help you with that – Starting a Blog and Blogging Tips – so it’s a good idea to take some time to read through the posts there, as they will answer most if not all of your questions straight away.
Q: Can any age of child start blogging?
A: Yes they can. However, both WordPress and Google (which owns Blogger) do not allow under 13s to hold accounts. If your child is under 13 then normally the parent opens the account and the child creates a blog under supervision. If your child gets into blogging, you as the parent will probably be heavily involved too. If you don’t know much about tech stuff or blogging, this isn’t a problem as you can then learn together.
Q: Where do I find other children who blog to connect with?
A: Take a look at our Kid Blog Stars of the Week section to find lots of great young bloggers from all around the world.
Q: I can’t get the KBC badge to work!
A: That happens a lot. Try pasting the code on to Notepad then copying it again to see if it works.