When I started my website I thought that it would be hard for kids like me to really make a difference in the world. But, over the last week, I’ve been doing some research. I learned that there are many kids who are making really big differences and I am going to write about two girls who inspire me a lot.
Alice makes Frou Frou Flip Flops.
They are flip flops decorated with ribbons and buttons that come in all sizes, colors and patterns. They look really cool, and soon, I am going to get a pair of them myself. She works hard all year long with her mom to hand make them and uses her profits to donate to a charity of her choice. I think that that is really cool because I know a lot of kids who would want to keep that money for themselves. Alice is also learning a lot about running a website and a business too, I think.
Mackenzie runs Children to Children.
Children to Children is an organization that collects duffle bags to give to foster children. Sometimes when foster children move from one place to another, they are asked to put their belongings in trash bags. That is really really sad. Mackenzie thought so too, and so she started a service project. Children to Children started out small but turned into a huge organazation. Now, there are chapters all over the world. I am going to be supporting Children to Children for one of my monthly causes this year, because we have a local chapter where I live.
I would also like to spend some time every month sharing stories about kids who are making a difference, like Alice and Mackenzie, on my blog because I think that would be cool. It is hard to believe all the good that kids can do. So please leave me a comment or e-mail me at twentyfivedays(at)gmail(dot)com and share your stories! I will write about them here.
This morning my mom helped me redesign my blog. I did a lot of this myself. I know that this blog looks really hard to make, but it isn’t at all. WordPress does all of the work for us. All we have to do is use something that is just like Microsoft Word. Today, all on my own, I chose my template, rewrote many of my pages, uploaded and cropped a picture for my header (thank you Mrs. Toney!) and renamed some of my pages so they would fit across the top.
I write all my entries by myself now, but my mom does help me by editing my spelling. This has really helped me learn to spell some words better, especially when I am writing them over and over. Like, last month I finally learned how to spell difference and veterinarian correctly. I also like looking at my word count! Today I wrote 658 words.
This has been a fun family project! I really hope that other kids will start blogging too! If you have a blog that you would like me to visit, please let me know. I can even link to it here too, if your parents or your teachers say it is okay. I know that there are some blogs out there written by kids who are trying to make a difference, because when they write about me and link to me, I see it on my dashboard and go visit them. My friend Orange Soda has a blog, too! I hope my other friends and readers will blog about making a difference with me throughout the year. Just send me your link! And remember, that your site has to be 100% family friendly or else my mom won’t approve it.
TOMORROW, I WILL BE LAUNCHING MY YEAR ROUND CHALLENGE TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE. YOU CAN READ A LITTLE ABOUT IT ON THE “ABOUT” PAGE AT THE TOP OF MY BLOG. BUT MAKE SURE YOU COME BACK TOMORROW TO GET THE FULL DETAILS AND FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN PARTICIPATE! IT’S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT THAN THE DECEMBER CONTEST IN SOME WAYS!