I’m teaching a workshop next week for teens called “HIVE Fashion Blogging: Getting Started” at the Brooklyn Public Library. I am both excited and nervous! Excited because I like teenagers (is it because I sometimes feel like a teenager myself? Or because I can still relate to so many of their dilemmas?) and enjoy hearing their ideas on things. Nervous because it will be the first workshop I’m leading. But when I think of all the things I’d love to tell the participants, I get excited again.
I wrote my workshop outline for teens new to blogging so tell me, what advice would you give teenagers about starting a blog? Pretend it’s mini-you, brand-spanking-new to blogging, or maybe haven’t even started the blog yet—what would wise experienced blogger you say to your younger self with little to no blogging experience? I would love to hear your advice, and I may incorporate it into the class!
And any tips on overcoming nerves, yes please, I will take those as well.
|Sara Blakely, creator of Spanx, overcame stage fright, maybe I should channel her.|
|Detail of a 1965 Norman Norell “Mermaid” dress.|
I’m going to tell workshop attendees that I started blogging to go to fashion exhibits and interview curators, which is true. (And completely unrelated side note, I still love this 1965 dress by Norman Norell, one of my all-time favorites from the many exhibits I’ve attended in 3 years’ time.)
I’m also going to tell them, among other things, to be true to themselves and have fun.
Let’s hear YOUR advice!