Do you ever find that there just aren’t enough hours in the day to write all the blog posts you want to write? Or that writing a blog by yourself can feel a little lonely sometimes?
Well, today’s teenage guest blogger Sarah has found a solution to that as she’s got her friends involved in writing her blog. Here she tells us how her blog has helped her get connected with people all over the world:
Hi my name is Sarah, I’m 13 and back in January I started my very first blog. At first, I wasn’t really sure what to blog about and started with very basic reviews. Now, 6 months later, I have interviewed 5 celebrities (and counting!) and my really good friends write for my blog too.
One of my favorite parts about blogging is the fact that my friends write reviews. Seeing what their opinions are is very interesting as you could not know what they think about something.
They are all over the world, from England to Singapore, and it is interesting to learn about them.
At school, only a few of my friends knew about my blog and at parents evening, my father told one of my teachers about it and now, my whole class knows and they are really supportive.
My friends help make blogging fun as not only do I get to see their review, thousands of people around the world get to see it too!!! There are many different ways to review; some people just use text, others with pictures others with ‘GIFs’ from Tumblr to emphasize their points.
Writing blog posts can be hard. Someone once told me ‘Concentrate on one point and build up from there’, and I use that advice every time I write.
It doesn’t matter if a review is long or short, it is the quality of it that readers are interested in. Some people like to read more, others like to look at photographs.
My advice to people writing reviews is:
- Don’t make it REALLY LONG other wise people would find it boring.
- Write your own stuff, try and avoid copying from others but if you do, make sure you say somewhere the site where it has been copied from.
- Make sure it makes sense!! For people whose first language isn’t English, it may be hard to understand especially if they use a translating website.
- Don’t be afraid to write what you think. When people look at reviews they want to see what people think of the topic, not whatever they think the people would like to hear.
I hope this helps people and don’t forget to check out my blog: http://www.misssarahspy.wordpress.com
You can also follow Sarah on Twitter @misssarahspy
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