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Where can I start a free blog for kids?

free blog for kids

The question we get asked most often is – How do I create a free blog for kids?

But the truth is – they’re (almost) all free – both WordPress and Blogger will allow you to set up a free blog, and almost all of the kids’ blogs we link to from here have been created at no cost.

Both of these platforms have free blog templates you can use  and customise by adding in your own images.

Of course, like anything, if you want to spend money then you can.

The most obvious thing that you might want to buy is a domain name. This means that your blog address will be a nice and clean dot com. We bought KidsBlogClub as a domain name, and this means that we can call it www.KidsBlogClub.com

If you don’t buy a domain name then your blog will still have WordPress or Blogspot in the address (depending on which one you use).

If the dot com is not available, then you might want to either change the name or buy whatever is available, like dot org, or dot co dot uk. When we started Eljae we originally called it Eljay, but somebody had already bought that name so we changed the spelling to a name that was available.

But for most kid bloggers you don’t need to do any of this – you can start a free blog very easily. Just remember that you’re not supposed to have a WordPress or Blogger account if you’re under 13, so if that’s you then your parent will need to register and then add you as a user.

You will need access to a computer but hopefully you already have one at home. You don’t need to buy any special equipment for blogging. A camera is useful, but a camera phone can take pretty good pictures too. Or you can always create your own images.

The real cost of starting a blog is in time, not money. Time to write posts, create images, learn more about blogging. But if you’re a kid, time is one thing that you’ve got plenty of. Just make sure you spend it wisely.

 

Have you spent any money on your kid blog? Or have you done it all for free?

image credit: Philip Taylor PT
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40 Comments to “Where can I start a free blog for kids?”

  1. Hi! My mom set up the blog for me at wordpress. She did not pay any money. We spent a lot of time in choosing template though! I wanted to pick one that had some blue in it and one that was not girlie! 🙂

  2. Thank you for your comment Ms. Joanne. I have grabbed a KBC badge to display on my blog.

  3. Matt says:

    I’m just starting my own parenting blog as a dad (still only written in French as I’m native speaker but soon coming in english too!) and I used Overblog which is the Europe’s leading blog platform and is simply awesome to use. So easy to configure your own theme & layout. Make sure you take a look into it 🙂 M.

  4. TyAsia says:

    Come on kids it is time to get off your feet and move your feet and go outside to have fun.

  5. Rose says:

    Hi thanks kids blog club! Im starting a new blog really found your tips useful . i cant wait to get started….

  6. zariyah says:

    because kid need to talk to their friend and teen and big poeple can go on facebook kids need a facebook

  7. zariyah says:

    kids need facebook.

  8. Many people say that Facebook is immature for younger kids. This is only because of the people who register on Facebook and post disturbing things.So in that case WHY NOT MAKE A WEBSITE FOR US?

  9. kealan says:

    grativity ninja do you like dr.who

  10. kealan says:

    grativity ninja do you like dr.who . oh. how do you start a blog.

  11. Mikimayla says:

    I just started a blog at : http://bubblegumbacon.wordpress.com/
    Please check it out, I am new on wordpress and this whole blogging thing… 🙂

  12. Damian says:

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  13. Amber says:

    It will be amazing

  14. SW says:

    hey how do i subscribe and start my own blogs on this website?

  15. desteny says:

    hi my name is desteny dowell im from goldthwait tx im trying to make some friends

  16. desteny says:

    were can you find a blog that does not take long to sign in

  17. chikita says:

    Hi I need a blog for kids so I can blab on about my mum and antey

  18. miki says:

    Hi thanks kids blog club! veri useful post for me

  19. kate says:

    hi nice to meet you all

  20. BamBam says:

    Hi! I just started a blog on WordPress and I’m trying to get the KBC badge. It just says “kidsblogclub” where I pasted the code thing. I didn’t put a title, but I will try to figure it out. Do you know why this is happening? How can I put it on? Anyway, I would love if you checked out my blog,!

  21. shay bloom says:

    who watched desendants?

  22. Breana says:

    Hey Who plays minecraft on Xbox.

  23. Gracias por los consejos,es mi

    asignatura pendiente

  24. sophie says:

    ummmmmmmmmmmm but how do u write a blog

  25. abby says:

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  26. abby says:

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  28. soman says:

    hey there i am using blogger

  29. pokedude says:

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  31. pokedude says:

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