I read through the post with interest, probably because I am a teen blogger, and this post would tell me what adults think of my kind.
Not that it was a bad post, it was really well written, and Megan (the blogger) gave a good point. But I didn't really agree with it.
I don't think it was the post more than it was the comments that bothered me.
One person said; Sometimes I wonder what they could possibly write about?
I would totally disagree with the idea that teens don't have anything to write about. Look at all of the incredible teen blogs out there!
Yes, in my time I have read some really shallow, pointless blogs, but not all of them are written by teens. Adults can have inspiration blocks too!
And really teen bloggers are out there because they want to be heard. Blogging because, maybe, someone will actually care about what they have to say. Or, if they're like me, love to write, but find keeping a journal or diary very boring.
Being a teen is hard, and sometimes we just want someone to hear us out.
In the post, and the comments, I think they were bashing technology more than teen bloggers. They were all talking about how they had more family time, and did important stuff instead of going on the internet when they were teens, because well, they didn't have the internet when they were young.
Some people talked about how when they have kids they are going to forbid the use of technology, unless it's unnecessary.
But it all goes back to one thing, you all didn't have the internet when you were teens! You will never know what it's like for us, the world just a click away.
Adults can say what they want to say. That they are better people because they spent less time in front of a screen then this generation does. But really they will never know what it's like!
And yes, even I think I need a little more off-screen time, but I'm in High School, and need the computer for school and stuff, so completely banning it isn't exactly an option for me.
I'm pretty sure that I'm kicking a hornet's nest with this post, because I do have some older followers. But I just had to get that off my chest, and let you all know what I think of teen blogging.
Of course, I am a teen blogger.
What do you guys think?