Sunday, September 21, 2014

Blogger Feature: Eve of Womanhood

Hi!  Today I want to introduce you to a blog called :

Eve is the author of this blog.

On her blog she posts about her life,

does blog awards and tags,

posts about her favorite books and movies:


and much more!  I don't want to give everything away, so go look at her blog to see more!




Saturday, September 20, 2014

BBK Biz Day


Introducing BBK BIZ DAY!

On Saturdays we will be making announcements 
and filling you in on information about 
Blogs By Kids & Kid bloggers.


Announcements:

+ Want to get featured on BBK? Well, now is your chance! Check out the BBK Feature Challenge on Noor's blog. Any blogger is able to enter as long as you are 18 years or younger! Have fun and blog away. (Deadline for post is September 30)

+ Calling all bloggers! BBK is always open for guest posts! Send ____ your guest post and we might post it next Monday! Make sure the guest post is appropriate and that people can understand.

Danielle's Writing Contest- Prize is a moleskin journal

Nine-year-old Livy at Little Livy has published a book!  
Click on the book to buy a copy!

Grace the not-so normal girl

Livy is also holding a giveaway, the prize is a chance to get the book for free! Check that out here.

BBK is for active kid bloggers.  We remove blogs that have not been posted on for three months, or that have content & language that is not appropriate for kids of all ages.  

If your blog has been removed because you have not posted for awhile it is easy to get it back on Blogs by Kids, just write a post & let us know!  Lily will be happy to put it back on!  
  


Wanted:


• Selfies!  Looking for three selfies that I can link to your blog.  email to libbiedoyle@gmail.com

• What is hot at YOUR SCHOOL?  Email to jo.mapp@outlook.com

• Feature your blog on BBK! Comment below.


Say, "Hello!" to our Newest Followers:
Hi everyone!  Make sure to say "Hello!" to:

Green Giraffe from Tall Green Giraffe
and
Kat from Warrior Cat

Let's recap on what happened this week!
- On Sunday, Libbie taught you the best way to take a selfie on her column, 3 Things... (click here to see that post)

- On Monday, Michelle (AKA Daisy-chan) guest-posted about how to relax.. (click here to see that post)

- On Tuesday, Amelia posted her introduction.. (click here to see that post)

- On Wednesday, Lily gave you advice and tips on starting your blog.. (click here to see that post)

- On Thursday, Noor gave you tips and advice on promoting your blog.. (click here to see that post)

- On Friday, Jo showed you what's hot with duct tape.. (click here to see that post)





If you have news, giveaways, or contests please 
email them to Noor at:  rnoor2004@gmail.com 
and maybe your news will included
in the next edition of BBK Biz Day

Friday, September 19, 2014

What's Hot: Duct Tape



Today I'm starting a new series called "What's Hot". In every "What's Hot" post, I will post about something that's 'HOT'. So, onto the post!

This post's 'HOT' thing is duct tape. I have always loved it. It's useful, comes in cool patterns and colors and you can make some amazing things out of it.

Here are some of my favorite patterns:





So go get some duct tape go make some things!



Hope you have fun with this. If you do make anything, remember to post it on your blog and leave a link to it in the comments.

 

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Putting Your Blog Out There

Hello bloggers! Noor again with the second post for the new series I mentioned in my last post. Today I am going to talk about how to make your blog known. The ideas go from easy to hard just to make it easier on everyone else.





Comment on other people's blogs. This is the easiest way to get people to know your blog.

Find some blogs on BBK or other people's blogs and read them! They might be interesting

and you could have found yourself a new favorite blog! Also, comment and leave your

blog link so they can check out your blog!




Write guest posts for other people. Find some popular blogs and email the authors asking

for a guest post. (Make sure you look to see if the author allows guest posts.) Even if you

don't want to guest post, you can still email them and possibly becoming their blogging

friend which are really helpful to have. (Don't take advantage of them and try to help

them out too!)




Here is our final tip. This one is for ages 10 and above. The tip is to use social networks to

promote your blog. Some good social networks are Google Plus (which most bloggers who

use Blogger as their platform have), Instagram and Pinterest. Just make sure you only

follow or post content to friends, family, or possibly your good blogging friends. This is

just a safety precaution! The BBK crew want to make sure you fabulous bloggers stay 

safe!


I hope you enjoyed today's post from me! Come back next week to see the final post of the series and be sure to check out the rest of the crew's posts too. They are fabulous! Also, check out the BBK Feature Challenge on my blog!


Thanks for reading,



 




Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Tips on Starting Your Blog

 Greetings! Lily here, bringing you some blogging tips! This week, I'll be advising you what to do (and what NOT to do) when you're first starting a blog. Let's get started!

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 When you start a blog, (no matter what blogging platform you use) NEVER MAKE A LONG NAME. Which would you rather type in?

LilyIsTheMostAwesomePersonEver.blogspot.com

or

Squishingly.blogspot.com

 That's what I thought. So for those of you who have a short (and catchy) name, kudos to you. Anyway, let's move on to the next tip!

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 Use light colors in your blog design! I can't emphasize that enough! If you use bold colors, it's a real eyesore and it'll drive away all of your readers. For example..


 No offense Libbie, but that old look was a little hard to take in sometimes. The new (lighter) look is much more appealing, wouldn't you all agree?


 Even though the new look is still under construction, it's easier on the eyes. It's also very kid-friendly! So remember to NEVER use neon or bold colors. Unless it looks nice, that can be an exception. But by default, try to avoid using bright colors!

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 Always double-check your content! If you see a blog that looks a little bit like this...


 Turn and run FAST. This person did NOT check anything on their blog before publishing it to the world! (That person is me, by the way. I did that for this post, though. Haha, no worries. No one actually did that. I hope.)


 Much better, thank you! So, always, always, always check your blog content! If your spelling and grammar is off, go back and fix it! No one will want to read a blog that has so many misspellings. And remember, most blogs have a built-in spellchecker for your convenience!

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 Make sure your pictures are as crisp as you can get them! Fuzzy pictures are unappealing, and will repel a lot of viewers. Which is better to you?


 If you chose B, then you're right! People like clearer pictures much better than blurry ones, so try your best to take crisp, clear photos! 

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 Don't show-off! If you get something new, or master a skill, that's great! But let me show you the difference between showing off and displaying something cool-


 I had to shrink my screen a bit so I could fit it in. But isn't this blogger so annoying when they show off what they have like that? And even worse, they criticized their readers! (That person is once again me. Don't take it personally! It's just an example! I don't actually have Beats either, so all credits belong to the owner of those pictures.) Now, let's fix their blog-


 That's much nicer! And, they were asking questions and interacting with their audience. So the lesson is, don't be obnoxious when you get new stuff. It's great and all, but it drives people away when you rub it in their faces like that.

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 Collaborate with other bloggers! Not only will you attract their readers to YOUR blog, but you'll make wonderful friends as well! Let me show you an example..


 All of these wonderful ladies have my button on their blogs, and they're really friendly! Making friends and working with other bloggers benefits both parties! And, the occasional blogging best friend (BBF) will appear! Also remember to comment and share their posts as well, they might just return the favor!

 You can find June at her blog, A Curious Pisces, and Kat at (Almost) Completely Mad. M's blog won't be listed because it includes some swearing. We don't want our little eyes to be corrupted!

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 Interact with your readers! Without interaction, your blog gets a little boring. Give your audience a chance to be featured, or at least a little shoutout. For example, the contest on Noor's blog-


 (Check out the full post here.) Noor is giving her readers a chance to be featured on BBK! This engages them, and they'll want to participate! Noor and her audience will grow closer, and will keep them coming back! So always ask questions to your readers, and host contests every now and then. Here's some ideas-


• Ask them questions, and link their blog or give them a shoutout at the end of your next post

• Host a contest and feature their blog on your next post (it'll give you something to post about as well)

• Offer to interview someone

• Make a poll, and see what the results are


 Whatever you do, it'll surely make your readers want to come back to your blog and get involved! So go on and do it!

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 Make sure your font is readable! If your font is a really fancy cursive, that's great. But if it's to the point where you can't tell an "I" from a "J" then you've done something horribly wrong. For example...


 That will drive away all of your audience! Also, don't make your text too big or too small! That'll repel people as well.

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 Share your thoughts clearly! If you sound uncertain about something, people won't rely on your opinion. Here's an example-

"I thought that the movie The Fault in Our Stars was amazing! At least, I think so. Wait, maybe not. Actually yes I do. No, no, I change my mind. It was terrible! But my friend said it was great, so it is."

 The above review of a movie will drive people away from your blog. Avoid doing that! Let's fix that review, shall we..

"The movie The Fault in Our Stars is a compelling, thrilling, and dramatic movie. I loved it so much, as well as my friend! Although some parts were downright awful, I love the movie as a whole."

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 Update your design often! If your blog is given a little makeover from time-to-time, it'll intrigue people and make them want to come back to check it out. Having the same look gets old! Stay hip and trendy by changing something! It can be small or big, so here's a list of things to change if you need help-

• Header
• Social Media Icons
• Background Color
• Profile Picture
• Blog Text Font
• Font Colors

 Here's an idea! Change something on your blog right now! In the comments, give me the link of your blog and what you changed, and you'll get a little shoutout in next week's post! (That includes everyone, so comment until your fingers hurt!)

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 I hope you enjoyed this week's post, and share your new blog links with me in the comments! I'd love to feature your new blogs. If you already have a blog but learned something from my post, tell me that as well! I love hearing from you guys! Now have a wonderful day! Also check out the new blog buttons. They're fabulous! (Right?)
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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Introducing...Amelia!

Hey everyone!  This is Amelia from Amelia Grace.  I am so excited to be part of the BBK team! BBK is a great blog.  A while ago I found out about BBK and I have been looking at it everyday since.  I have found tons of new blogs, and I know that BBK helped get the word out about my blog, too!  When I was younger BBK was the one blog that I could look at where I could find tons of blogs - all of them appropriate for me to look at.  I am so happy to be part of the BBK team and work with the amazing other team members, and make this blog a place where other kids can feel the way I did.  I guess I will tell you a little bit about myself.  My name is Amelia.  My blog is Amelia Grace.  I am a 12 year old girl who likes photography, fashion, and friends.  I have been blogging since I was 7 years old!  I started blogging when I asked my parents for a "website" at age 7.  Ever since then I have had one blog or another.  I think Amelia Grace is a blog I am going to stick with for now though.  If you would like to be featured on Blogs By Kids, please comment!  We would be happy to feature your blog!




Monday, September 15, 2014

When Boredom Strikes

Hello this is Daisy-Chan from LittleKawaiiDaisy and the owners of BlogsbyKids have allowed me to guest post! Thank you sm for this opportunity.



Im bored.
 How many times do we hear that a day? Well here are some things you can do when you are extremely bored and have nothing you could possible do.


Clean up your life
As in just clean up your room and closet. I have a messy room 24/7 and its not that bad cleaning your room once you start, you will feel refreshed and more satisfied with yourself.



Netflix exercise

Go turn on your favorite netflix show and watch while you are running on your treadmill or lifting light weights. Great way to kill time and before you know it you would have ran a mile. (Remember to take breaks!)

                                                                
                                                                    Rant to yourself

Get out your phone or recording device and rant about your day or what has happened in your life. Scientifically proven to help you become more organized. And watch it another time when you are bored again.

                                                           

                                                                    Make a snack

Quick easy snack ideas:

Pretzels with honey mustard (amazing)
Apples with peanut butter
A coke float (vanilla ice cream with coke)



And remember its okay to be unproductive and do nothing sometimes, after all we all need to relax and rest. 

I hope you found this helpful :)

Daisy-chan