|Sample of Gabriel's Gmod comic.|
I see so many uses to blogging. I think bloggers are able to speak on their platform and/or what they believe. Bloggers can encourage others with regard to a given topic, like activism or education. I love that blogging can help one make new friends and network. I also believe that blogging can help homeschooling.
That's why I encouraged my two oldest to blog. I allowed my teens to create their blogs. They picked their templates and style. They chose the font type and what the blog would be called. I wanted them to stretch those creativity cells in their brains.
I wanted to link up with the two blogs. Through www.blogger.com our blogs can easily link up. I was able to use gmail within Google. I liked that I was able to do that. I visited their websites and "followed" them through "Google Friend Connect."
Now, I know you must be wondering: Why did she ask her teens to create a blog? Yes, I wanted my children to be creative. I wanted them to write. That's the most important aspect. I also wanted to encourage them to work on their art.
With a blog, Gabriel and Iris can showcase their artwork. Iris works on her comics. Gabriel works on his GMod comic, too. With the blog, they can track their progress. They can also share their interests.
|PC Game Favorites--Gabriel's blog|
I think Gabriel has really embraced his blog to share about his favorite games. He has listed the games he likes under two categories of Wii and PC titles. He has also explained about his GMod comics in one blog entry. I love the playfulness he added to the entry. I am very proud of him for his work at PC Game Favorites.
|Pop Anime Manga Blog--Iris' blog|
I look forward to reading more blog entries from my wonderful teens. I can say Gabriel is already seeing he can improve. The blogging is causing him to realize what needs editing. That is very encouraging. I have had a tough time getting him to write but figured correctly that he would enjoy writing about his favorite games.
How about you, my readers? Would you encourage your teens to blog? It could be a terrific opportunity for your teens to flex their creativity muscles. You can also see the progress of writing. After all, to improve writing, one must practice it.
Thanks for reading this entry.
May God bless you all with His wisdom and peace.
This has been an entry for Technology Tuesdays.