I think that being a teenage blogger definitely has two sides to it. I mean, some people will most likely place you in the mold of being ‘immature’ – just because you might only have sixteen years to their twenty something. It’s something that I haven’t personally experienced just yet – I actually tend to get people saying that they forget that I’m ‘only’ sixteen when they read my posts (probably down to my granny-like words!). I don’t think that your age should define whether or not your blog is good – it will only reflect upon what you write about (like school, exams etc). Being a teenage blogger allows you to have time to perfect and create a blog that is completely you, and it’s also a worthwhile hobby to have – say, if you want to practice and improve your writing skills. Even though you will most definitely cringe when you look back on your first posts, you can always have a good laugh about them! Also, having a blog when you’re growing up will allow you to see how far you’ve come and matured as time passes. I haven’t encountered any problems (yet!) because of the fact that I am a teenage blogger – but I strongly think that a blogger is a blogger, and that your age shouldn’t make any less of a one by any means!
Aveen from The Random Life Of Aveen, age 17
I feel that being a teen blogger is at times quite a rewarding experience, but also quite a challenge. I adore blogging, it’s an excellent social media platform to get to know other teenage bloggers however I personally found my peers in school quite judgemental about my blog. I’m open and honest about my blog (I accidentally mentioned it to my business teacher one day and said teacher keeps mentioning it!) but some of my peers were quite negative about my blog which really surprised me! The older generation are much more open and accepting to the idea of blogs I’ve found, in comparison to my peers who appear to be hostile about my blog and make subtle digs in conversations. Having said that, this only makes me more determined to blog and to blog in a professional and articulate manner. I’m slightly older than some teenager bloggers so I’m not perceived as a child as I’m 17 but the younger bloggers shouldn’t be undermined due to their age, it’s only how many times they’ve rotated around the Sun.