Before this class, I have never heard of KidLitosphere. According to the website (http://kidlitosphere.org/), they explain themselves as “a community of reviewers, librarians, teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, parents, and other book enthusiasts who blog about children’s and young adult literature.” To me, this is a great resource because KidLitosphere takes important people in children/ young adult literature and bring them together to write a review about said literature. Why is this important? One main reason is KidLitosphere gives teachers a resource to determine which books to read for class and which books to avoid. This can be determined by the “reviewers, librarians, teachers, authors, illustrators, publishers, parents, and other book enthusiasts” blog posts. Are their posts about a piece of literature positive or is it negative?
Blogging at the beginning can be very intimidating because it is your opinion and you choose how you want it to be. Overall, the way you blog should be based on your personal style. However, if you are saying something that is not your opinion, you should bring in facts to help support your case. Something I consider every time I write a post is the type of language to use. Depending on who your audience is, you want to use a vocabulary that they can understand. This becomes important with KidLitosphere because anyone can be reading these articles. The audience would be someone interested in reading a review for children’s book. If you use difficult words, it doesn’t make sense to be writing an article about a children’s book. You always want to keep the reader engaged. Difficult words can hinder this and make it difficult for the reader to continue.
Overall, I think a key in blogging is to have fun with it. It is YOUR blog so make it your way!
Until next time,