Last week, I posted about my students using their iPads to blog using Kid Blog and I shared a writing sample from Jayde. She shared that she wanted to write a new blog for girls. She included a few topics that she would like to blog about. What strikes me about this young writer (besides the fact that she is 6 years old) is that she already has a basic understanding of her niche. Pro blogger states that many writers ask what to blog about rather than how.It further states that niche blogging appeals to readers.
I interviewed Jayde about her blogging ideas. Here is an excerpt of that interview:
Me: “Jayde, tell me what you like about blogging.”
Jayde: ” I like writing about things I like and I like to read what other people write. ”
Me: “What made you want to write a blog for girls?”
Jayde: “I like dolls and rainbows and I like cheerleading. I have friends who like those things too. I think other girls like them too.”
Me: “How do you decide what to write about?”
Jayde: “I just think of things I like and what my friends like. It’s easy.”
There it is folks…Jayde knows what it’s all about. French-Cuban author Anais Nin says, “My ideas usually come not at my desk writing but in the midst of living.” It inspires me to know that Jayde and the other students in my class are busy 5 and 6 year olds living and writing what they know.
What inspires you?