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.

64 thoughts on “Teen girl bloggers

  1. 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.

  2. 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

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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?

  12. Try:
    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.

  13. 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.”

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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. 🙂

  19. 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.

  20. “…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.

  21. 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.

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

  23. 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.

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