Thursday, July 24, 2014

Today My 10-Year-Old Friend Shae Starting Blogging & Sharing Her Voice With The World

This morning my friend Shae came over to my house for a little blogging session.

This all started about a month ago when Shae called me on my cell phone one Saturday night and asked me if I would help her start a blog.  You can read all about it here.

You see....she wanted a place to share her news and voice with the world.

I couldn't wait to help her and we set off to plan this new adventure for Shae.
After learning the basics about Blogger, Shae and I brainstormed themes and titles for her blog. I love what she came up with...

News from the Heartland!  It fits perfect!  And her blog byline, "A place to learn the news from an Iowa girl" says it all.

Shae took right off on her blog, sharing the story of how this all started and what she wanted to share by blogging.  I loved seeing how she put the first post, Check It Out! My First Post On My Very First Blog! together.
When she was finished with the first post, we shared it on Twitter and Facebook.
She was really excited to see who was reading and commenting on her post.  It is so easy to use Revolvermaps to get a quick glimpse.
As Shae watched people visit her blog and responded to comments they were making, she got more and more excited about this new avenue she had created to share her voice.

She continued to write and over the next two hours wrote three more posts.  This truly shows how important and exciting it is to have platforms and forums such as this for our young people.

I hope you follow News From The Heartland and Shae's adventures as a blogger, learner, teacher, and someone with an amazing voice that will make a difference in our world.

I know she has made a difference in mine.


  1. Good stuff! The hardest thing to get students to do with blogs is sustain the momentum. Since Shae has been writing her class news for a couple years I really think she has a shot. Feel free to let me know if there is any way I can help her.


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