When I was 8 years old, there was no such thing as the internet, at least in anything like the form in which it exists today. It was a few years later that movies like War Games began to feature smart kids with computers dialing in directly to connect to other computers. Those of us who had computers at that time played games we loaded onto our TRS-80 from a cassette player. Some will remember this classic of that bygone era.
My son is now 8, and decided it was time to start blogging – not because I do it, but because he has friends at school who have blogs. His blog is called “Alex’s Stuff”.
I’m not sure at what age it is appropriate to have one’s own blog, or whether there even is such a thing as an “appropriate age“.
For the time being, it looks like his blog is going to be an entertaining source of information about age-appropriate online games, funny videos, and other such things.
If you have a child in that age group, perhaps they’d like to pay a visit to Alex’s Stuff.
One thing I can say for sure: his father would value feedback on blogging as a passtime for kids. This is one case in which I can’t draw on my own experience as a point of reference!
I can also share already a reason I value his blogging. I learned from it that he actually enjoys playing the violin (that’s not always what he says when we tell him he needs to practice).