Megnut

Teen girl bloggers

I'm looking for some great example sites of teenage girl bloggers for an article I'm writing. I'd like to highlight a mix of styles and topics, both diary-like sites and linky sites. Know of any? Please add suggestions to the comments. And feel free to mention your own, but only if you happen to be a teenage girl blogger. Thanks for you help.

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One of the folks I've known the longest online is my pal Nikki (see http://www.everytomorrow.org/). I've been talking with her and reading her writing since our days in Swanky and the Swankarmy. Good stuff.

I've got one for you: mine. Typical seventeen-year-old college student. What's the focus of the article? I'd be very interested to read it.

I don't really have a comment about THIS entry specifically... I just couldn't find any other link to leave a note. Am I stupid?

Just wanted to say that I enjoyed visiting your blog today (found through nycbloggers) and if you need any Deputies for your jeans police, I teach at a nearby college where this kind of buttcrack exposure activity is rampant! i'd be glad to lend a hand. :)

Dr. Dave

here's an amazing one : http://zoe-trope.livejournal.com/

My 16 year old daughter writes with intelligence and an infectous sense of humor on things happening in her life at http://www.livejournal.com/~niltiac/

Try Rachel at http://www.oomph-girl.com

My sister's blog is a good example. Why? She fits the criteria and she's a great example for other kids out there: http://www.dprophet.com/meggers

cabbie.diaryland.com

This girl has one:

http://breathe.diary-x.com/

I think she might like to be interviewed.

http://www.livejournal.com/~another_ache

She has a poetic, abstract style I really like. The design of the page makes it a little difficult to read, but the content is worth it, I believe.

try the host section on this site. most of them are female teenagers with websites and/or blogs, and there's hundreds of them.

sorry, this site: http://pick-me.net/

Kerri's journal: http://www.star-shine.net/

I sometimes visit this one: http://www.vacant.cc

It's a very typical teen-blog, in my opinion. My personal reason for visiting such websites is to hear about what's hip at the moment: bands, new hairstyles, fashion, etc. You learn a whole lot about the politics of 'cool'. Looking forward to reading the article.

I'm a pretty typical teenage girl.

Here's another one, by my good friend Phoenix: www.phoenixtx.com/phoenix/, a 19-year-old college student from Minnesota

Will you make your article available when it's finished? I'd love to read it. I'm currently researching weblogs from a communicological perspective.

My friend (and also, my ex-girlfriend) Kailey Brennan is blunt and loud. Her blog is sensational and shocking. My parents read it, and they are horrified. She prematurely unveiled some important career-related news for her father the other day (violating a multi-million dollar confidentiality agreement) and... well, you get the idea.

I also think she idolizes Heather, but don't hold it against her.

Yup, I'll be linking to it as soon as it's up. If you haven't already, check out my "articles" section on this site for links to other things I've written already about blogging.

technicolor.org is one that i've read off an on for a long time. mostly off, of late, but i checked up and she's still quite funny.

MiSSy's Blurty Entries

A classmate.

http://www.blurty.com/users/Miss0622

(sorry)

Heck, while I'm at it:

http://diction.e-before-i.com (a hostee of mine)

http://knowing.diaryland.com

http://www.dumb-luck.org

http://accident.soundofasmile.org

http://www.greentheory.org (though she might be on hiatus)

http://in.toxicated.org/loaf

this is a group blog actually, five teenage girls (including myself) and ONE teenage boy. hope that isn't breaking the rules; you could always ignore his posts, eh? ;-)

sorry about the double-post. but there's also this one:

http://comrade.unwavering.net

i've been following fannio for awhile now. quite different from the average blogger.

Check out this article in the Sunday Washington Post Business Section on how some of today's youth are using blogs, bulletin boards, and IM:

Cliques, Clicks, Bullies and Blogs.

Here's the URL.

www.pithy.org is a great site by a long-time blogger.

Found this one a while back.... looks like it's on vacation tho...

http://www.jenny-girl.net/

I will send some as I find them - I do a lot of blog cruising for people who write about technology and various 'isms'. I have also posted a note on my blog about it, so I will keep you posted.

http://technicolor.org

An actual clever teen girl...

I found this one today. Features some great photos as well.

http://annie.quarkfire.net/

Well, there's mine:

http://www.opendiary.com/entrylist.asp?authorcode=C103876

You can sign in on OD's main page with a reader's password for my diary, "random" without the quotes.

this is the second or so time meg opens comments and soon enough someone comes in rather agressively ... why? holy shit, is this envy of not being a teenage girl?

Try:

http://www.livejournal.com/users/demedulce

I've been lurking her journal for about a year now. She's sharp, pungent, and infects you with the kind of painful dissonance that is typical of an intelligent, sensitive "teenage" girl. Uncensored, frank, and frighteningly articulate. Gotta have her in your mix.

I can highly recommend someone I know in Brooklyn. She posts to LiveJournal and her URL is this: http://www.livejournal.com/users/ladyjaida/

Best regards.

yet another amongst the myriad..

- sabbath-keeping Christian

- 18

- http://honorscollege.edu

May as well add my 2 cents. My blog is http://www.livejournal.com/~riiva . I'm on the atypical side for a teenager (15 years/ high school sophomore) who listens to classical music & posts with some humor about topics like Descartes and the resuscitation of the Dadaist artistic/literary movement. Entries include very little relating to popular culture or anything "cool."

My daughter (16) has a weblog at http://www.superluminal.com/rebecca/weblog. She hasn't posted much recently, though, because she finds that she'd rather put her writing energy into her fiction.

Since yer a published author and all, which likely leads to writing leads, solicited or otherwise, perhaps your expertise could reflect, um, some research? Are you going to credit your sources, which, though not typical in journalism, might be be a nice gesture, since you are exploiting or leveraging (depending on your level of cynicism) the vaunted sharing of blod reading and writing. If you don't consider these generous folk above as worthy of mention as those they recommend, then perhaps you shouldn't be using the fruits of their labors.

0+, I consider asking people to suggest things on my weblog one component of my research. The "article" I am writing is a guide to blogging for teen girls. Since I don't have my finger on the pulse of the teen girl blogging universe, I think it makes sense to ask for help from people who may. "Exploiting" and "using the fruits of their labors" are rather extreme word-choices for asking someone to optionally post a link. I'm the one writing the guide, after all. In return for their labor, the posters in this thread may have their sites listed in the guide, bringing them more exposure and traffic. Seems like a fair trade-off to me.

you extended the offer only to those who were considered relevant (teen girls) not those with their 'finger on the pulse.' Rick Bragg was reprimanded at the Times for using uncredited stringers, which this basically is (they do the research, you do the commentary). The Times is revising their standards for stringers. The NY Press got all catty about Sarah Hepola (an excellent writer) getting writing assignments at the Times because she was a lowly web writer. Perhaps if web writers recognized the value of research instead of cattle calls for content, then we could defend better the value of this as a legitimate source of thinking. If you dont know anything about teenage girls weblogs, maybe you post should have been to find those who did, and pass the work along to them.

Give me a break. I'm not writing this for the friggin' NY Times, I'm writing -- for free -- a guide to weblogging for another web site. One section will recommend some good blogs by teenage girls. I know some. I wanted to find out about some more. Get over it.

Meg: sorry, in my post the link doesn't work quite right because the persiod following the URL got included in the URL itself.

+0: not sure what your issue is, since Meg has not published her article yet. Isn't it a bit early to criticize a work that doesn't exist yet? Hmmm, maybe we could call this "prior criticism" (as a parallel to prior restraint). Kinda like the when the religious right calls for a boycott on a film none of them have seen. :-)

The fact that you now specify the conditions of your article doesn't indict my prior comment, Meg. It isn't atypical to not who provides the source ('via XXX' e.g. for online articles, again which you did not specify). If your article consists of 'hey, here's a roundup of cool teen girl weblogs' and the majority of the info is from other people it isn't perhaps an article you are writing, but that we (excluding me, since I haven't offered any sites, as I too don't have my finger on the pulse of teen happenings) are writing. Get over what? That minor celebrity begets opportunities that are likely not based in merit, or at least, experience (by your own admission)? No thanks, I'll stick to reading critically.

"...minor celebrity begets opportunities that are likely not based in merit, or at least, experience..."

I am writing a "Guide to Blogging." Since I have had a weblog since May, 1999; co-founded and built the most-widely known blogging system, Blogger.com; wrote a book on blogging, "We Blog: Publishing Online with Weblogs"; have spoken at over 20 conferences on blogging; and have written numerous other articles on the subject, I think it's fair to say the opportunity to write this guide is based exactly on merit and experience.

Because this guide is targeted at teenage girls, there will be a list of teenage girl blogs. That is all, a list. Some of the names on the list of recommended blogs may come from this thread.

To everyone else, thanks for all the great links.

One of the best things about weblogging (and comment threads) is that the discussion and sources are public, self-documenting and voluntary.

Surely there will be a megnut mention in Meg's article. *Anyone* can come to this site and view this post and list of reader suggestions, which seems like full disclosure on Meg's part to me.

how-lame.diaryland.com and februarykiss.diaryland.com are both amazing, both very opposite from the other.

May I recomend you talk to Erika over at Snazzykat.com. While not a teen herself, she hosts blogs for several girls whom she worked with at a youth center in Boston.

Not only has she started a great number of teen girls on blogging, but also encouraged them to persue higher journalistic endevors. If anyone can give you an inside track, it's her.

Check out Spit on a Stranger at http://www.vacant.cc ... run by Leah. It rocks the house.

i believe jamei may have already posted for me, but hey... here's mine: http://www.phoenixtx.com/phoenix/

Meg, perhaps as a nod to the folks who have contributed URLs here, you could include a link to this thread accompanying the list of teen girl weblogs..."for some more weblogs by teen girls, check out this list of recommendations by my readers...."

And 0+ (if that is your real name), maybe you should wait to read the article before you make accusations based upon it. Take your assumptions and go grind your ax against some other stone.

Just look at any livejournal site.

www.madpony.com

This is a site of two teenage sisters (16 & 19). It gets over a 1000 hits a day, thanks to some links from big bloggers including Instapundit.

http://www.ashley.nu -- she's 19, but i've been reading her since she was 15. she's charming, clever, talented, lovely.

This is my 16 year old sister's site: http://www.livejournal.com/users/fading_angel

this is my 17 yr-old sister's site... she uses it to vent, and also display some of her artwork.

http://juji.livejournal.com

John, don't give me major snaps and then pretty much state that my writing lacks originality. I do not idolize Heather, damnit. Say it to my screen next time, bucko!

Lauren at http://www.fivefootfour.com/ is one of my favs. she's quite smart and very ambitious in her schoolwork. also a diehard shopaholic.

Not sure how I found this, but Vatic is a great website...written by a tech-savvy female in her freshman year of college. (Website has been around awhile).

To the guy who's accusing Meg of plagerizing (WHAT I don't know, seeing as how she hasn't written anything yet), I think the Rick Bragg (who was, incidentally, from my hometown) situation was just a tad bit different than this. In that he had someone write something, and then he put his name on it. I don't think that asking for some good links in a particular category really constitutes fraud in quite the same way. As for sources, I think the comment system works it out for itself, don't you? In order to post a link you have to leave your name and email address. As for whether the sources are going to be in the article, well, you could just try waiting for the article to actually, uhh, exist, couldn't you?

Sheesh, such hostility!

Anyway:

http://www.anythings.org/

Maybe of interest:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/content/6/33214.html

or for your own interpretation

http://www.perseus.com/blogsurvey/

The article Andy quotes above has definitely some info for you, look at this data:

"Blogs are currently the province of the young, with 52.8% of blogs created by people under the age of 20.

Females are slightly more likely than males to create blogs, accounting for 56.0% of hosted blogs."

I like to think that I am an atypical teenage girl

http://leanne.theblivit.net

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