One of the most important thing about making a Youth Voices post is the title. It has to be catchy in order to draw people into your post. A title to me, is very important. It's the name of my posts usually. It basically sums up the whole post into like 3 or 4 words and those words are very strong. Usually there's no image but when we do post images, it's very helpful. It gives the readers a visual idea of what we're talking about. Quotations are really helpful. It gets people more interested because they know there's another source to back it up.
I think I've been posting on Youth Voices like at least 4 times each week. It's usually after we read a short story or a poem. To me, Youth Voices is like a place where I can share my thoughts on the reading and then after I post it, other kids can respond with their opinion. At first it was hard to follow with because I'm use to writing without a layout to follow. But it turned out I got use to it and now it's fairly easy to respond to posts when I need to. I comment a lot because I have to, in order to participate. But sometimes I find some posts interesting so I post regardless.
I think I'd like to free write more on Youth Voices. Our minds are open to anything and it's easy to brainstorm. I think it's also a great way for kids to get to know each other. It might be random, but it's something new we haven't learned of them yet. I would want to make more poems. I think they're real fun. When making a poem, there's never a wrong or right way. If the teacher can't understand it, they can't criticize it because they don't know what each line holds behind it. A poem is for the author to understand. But that's not only the reason. I enjoy writing poems because I love to rhyme my words and it seems so fun. I always have a hard time with them in the beginning but I end up liking my poems very much. So yup, I'd like to do more poems.
The difference between writing on paper and blogging is being able to share it to other people from different places and they can read it too. I don't know about my classmates but it's easier for me to type than to write. It saves me time. Facebook and all those other sites are different from YouthVoices because YouthVoice is educational in a way. For example Facebook, you're just there to meet and catch up with old friends. In YouthVoice, not only do you meet new friends but you share your works and responses on almost every literature you do in class. That is what I think the differences between these things are.