You may think that kids are already over stimulated with the internet. But more kids are starting up blogs than ever before. If you Googled "kids blogs" right now, you'd probably get a bunch of blogs for kids, but if you re-word it, you'll find a lot of blogs by kids. Kids, you probably by this point are asking your parents if you can start a blog, but they will have more of a chance of saying no than saying yes. Because parents worry about "privacy" and "safety" and all the crap kids don't worry about. But there are many free ways that kids can start and have a blog.
Google Sites is a way to create your own website that you can easily add a blog to. You need a Google account for it though, so it's not the best option.
Yola offers a blog page template that you can add to your site.
Yahoo! Meme offers a page where you can make your own blog. Posts don't even need a title.
But that's just a few of the millions of services out there.
Kids are talking about everything, from Barack Obama to Zynga.com's FarmVille. And some of the posts can be really long. Although some parents (and MSNBC news articles, yeah, I'm still pissed about that article MSNBC!) worry about privacy and safety. Some worry that blogging makes kids vulnerable to cyberbullying. What they don't get is that most blogs, if you knew the title of it, wouldn't be so high on Google. That's not the case for "My Wimpy Life", which has just reported one of its domains reached #2 in the google.com search engine when "my wimpy life" is searched. When we interviewed the owner of that site, who would like his identity to be anonymous, he said "It's only #2 on Google, not Yahoo or Bing or even our own MWL Search." (He started the search engine mid-2010.)
But you may now be wondering, "Is blogging right for me or my kid?" Well, if they wanna talk about life, it is. If they wanna talk about anything they feel like, it is. A blog can go many ways. A blog is completely customizable. If one so chooses it can be expanded into a full out website! There are many pros and cons with kid blogging, so check each option before deciding on the right one, and the benefits usually outweigh the risks. Who knows, you might get to #2 on Google, just like My Wimpy Life did.