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That makes sense that they didn't know, but still, I think her parents should have disallowed her from continuing once they found out about it. Both for the potential hurtful comments and for the swelling-of-head syndrome that you alluded to.

I'm not bothered to contest whether that's really her work. Some of the content and references strike me as very sophisticated for that age, but there are many instances of precocious children. I wasn't a child prodigy by any stretch of the imagination, but I was a voracious reader as a child, so my writing skills were considered above the norm for my age.

As for her style, again I think her parents may have something to do with that. I wasn't allowed to wear whatever I wanted when I was that age, the same goes for many people I knew. Dressing like that wouldn't have even crossed our sphere of possibility, so repressed were we, ha ha. However, I'm not critical of that aspect; it's awesome when parents nurture their children's creative sartorialism.

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That makes sense that they didn't know, but still, I think her parents should have disallowed her from continuing once they found out about it. Both for the potential hurtful comments and for the swelling-of-head syndrome that you alluded to.

I'm not bothered to contest whether that's really her work. Some of the content and references strike me as very sophisticated for that age, but there are many instances of precocious children. I wasn't a child prodigy by any stretch of the imagination, but I was a voracious reader as a child, so my writing skills were considered above the norm for my age.

As for her style, again I think her parents may have something to do with that. I wasn't allowed to wear whatever I wanted when I was that age, the same goes for many people I knew. Dressing like that wouldn't have even crossed our sphere of possibility, so repressed were we, ha ha. However, I'm not critical of that aspect; it's awesome when parents nurture their children's creative sartorialism.
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The problem with negative comments posted is they have the tendency to pretty much always be nasty and mean spirited. I don't really ever see constructive criticism when someone posts something negative. And it's not really our place to give imput on whether or not she should be allowed to blog. I could think of worse things a parent would have to worry about.


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The comment section is probably heavily monitored (possibly before being read by Tavi) and edited by now. She used to get some nasty comments, even stopped blogging for a while. I don't have to tell you how much nastiness there is online, she is not exempt from it just because she's young and adorable.

I had an unhappy junior high/high school experience as well, but making your voice and image accessible to anyone on the planet with an internet connection is a whole 'nother ballpark. I don't approve of it, for multiple and often contradictory reasons. (I'm not sure we're allowed to criticise blogs on this thread, so I'll stop.) Like I said, there are other outlets to write about fashion or display your outfits without being the central voice. I'm not criticising Tavi, but rather her parents for encouraging her to blog in such a format.
I'm sure, especially with the Blogger.com medium, one would be able to tell whether or not the comments were deleted or monitored. Usually 'This comment has been deleted by an administrator.' gives it away. Never-the-less, I still find it quite sad that people have to result towards bitter comments especially towards someone not even of their own age or caliber... seeing it usually disenchants the individual from expressing themselves or simply having a good time with what they are doing. In Tavi's instance, she obviously started the blog just simply for creative expression in an innocent light and for younger generations the Internet is usually the first option and most assessable medium for creativity (unlike school papers/clubs/etc. which I'm sure probably aren't even available in her community as I've noticed in most areas given the use of technology)... and in my opinion I think other bloggers and readers too should see the "blogging" system in that light... way too often I think it is taken way too seriously and readers feel free to take everything a blogger writes or publishes through a professional approach or under such a complicated microscope.
I guess, after saying all of that, I really appreciate Tavi's blog or any blogger who is whatever age younger than I am who has intelligent thoughts or expression. In a lot of instances it opens up new doors of inspiration for myself (and I'm sure others as well) and really gives such an incredible perspective on newer generations and minds all across the world. I suppose it's other mean-spirited people who mess up the whole equation, unfortunately.


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That makes sense that they didn't know, but still, I think her parents should have disallowed her from continuing once they found out about it. Both for the potential hurtful comments and for the swelling-of-head syndrome that you alluded to.
With both hurtful and flattering comments, though, I think there can be balance, as far as an ego. I actually think it would be most dangerous if there was only negative or only positive comments.

Now, let's say some of these comments were inappropriate or coming from some a pedophile...that would be a different story. If her blog was putting her in the path of possible harm, then I would hope the parents would step in, however to have her parents tell her she cannot blog anymore, simply because there will always be someone who will act immaturely and leave nasty little comments, that seems unnecessary to me. If she can handle negative comments without much affect, and move on, then I don't see the problem.

Any child who pursues something that will place them in the public eye, such as acting, or singing, and so forth, will be subject to criticism. If it's the child's choice, and they want it enough, or love what they do enough, it should outweigh the negative aspects.

Everything has pros and cons, and I think there will always be mean spirited people out there trying to bring you down, no matter what it is your doing. I think if someone loves and enjoys doing something, then they shouldn't the naysayers stop them.

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The problem with negative comments posted is they have the tendency to pretty much always be nasty and mean spirited. I don't really ever see constructive criticism when someone posts something negative. And it's not really our place to give imput on whether or not she should be allowed to blog. I could think of worse things a parent would have to worry about.
You're right about negative comments on the internet. They are often negative out of spite or even visciousness, not insight. You're also right in the sense that it is not our place to give imput on one's parenting skills, especially myself, as I am not a mother (yet). But I do think we have the right to comment on the place of minors in the public sphere. At least in Europe, minors have different rights from adults in the public sphere, concerning anything as simple from the context under which their image can be shown in the media, to more complex protection issues. Even child 'stars', such as performers and athletes, (and currently in progress, children of celebrities) are bound by certain visibility laws.

Imo these rules exist for a good reason, and now the internet has blown up everything in the air. It certainly gives minors a podium for a more unfiltered voice, which is a (potentially) very positive aspect. But at what price? I'm extremely critical of Tavi's blog, it's just common sense to me not to let your kids be exposed like that, whether or not there are implemented laws.

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^ It does seem like a valid point that it's comparable to being a child performer of any kind ... I also agree that never is a thicker skin called for than at about age 11-13

I haven't seen the blog, but if she were my child, I would be reluctant to stifle her self-expression. I would perhaps insist on approving the images before they were posted (for safety reasons primarily) ...

For me, I primarily read tFS rather than individual blogs TBH, I prefer the tFS posts of some bloggers to their actual blogs. The shorter format seems to encourage more pithiness, humor, and generally scintillating writing ...

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One of my favorite blogs to read is tFS member StellaMare's, Le Portillon. It's relatively new, but I have loved every post thus far. She's articulate, and her taste is impeccable. Definitely not another insipid fashion blog.

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^Just checked it out, great stuff. Way to go, StellaMare. There are several tFS members who I believe could write wonderful fashion-related blogs (hint hint).

Agree that the shorter format of forums like tFS encourage more focused and less self-indulgent writing/images. I'm puzzled by certain blogs, their 'voice' would fit much better in public forums in a participatory/contributory way. And then there are sites like lookbook.nu and stylediary, if you just want to display your outfits. But that's the beauty of the internet, you're free to express yourself in whatever format you please.

I follow lots of personal style blogs on Bloglovin, but with most, I just skim over the pretty pictures and ignore the writing. (But to tell you the truth, I also dislike blogs that just have scans of mag eds or clothing items with headings like, "Omigod I need this. This purse is sick." What can I say, I'm difficult to please )

I'm really in love with mila-loveology.blogspot.com, to the point where I'm jealous I didn't come up with that idea first The format, writing and overall themes Mila uses are so similar to journals and scrapbooks I've kept over the years. Even when her words are brief or she is just posting pictures of things she'd like to buy, there seems to be a...point to her posts.

doedeereblogazine.com - Girl power and girliness at its most positive, sincere delivery. There are lots of fashion/beauty-related posts, but the rest of the content is very interesting and creative as well.


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I love, love thecherryblossomgirl.com, she creates such a whimsical, lovely atmosphere. Ooh and I really like chicheroin.blogspot.com. She's fairly new to blogging, but her style is amazing. Ah and I can't forget peaceofanaleigh.blogspot.com. She's Analeigh of ANTM fame, and she's even more amazing in her writing!

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^Just checked it out, great stuff. Way to go, StellaMare. There are several tFS members who I believe could write wonderful fashion-related blogs (hint hint).

Agree that the shorter format of forums like tFS encourage more focused and less self-indulgent writing/images. I'm puzzled by certain blogs, their 'voice' would fit much better in public forums in a participatory/contributory way. And then there are sites like lookbook.nu and stylediary, if you just want to display your outfits. But that's the beauty of the internet, you're free to express yourself in whatever format you please.

I follow lots of personal style blogs on Bloglovin, but with most, I just skim over the pretty pictures and ignore the writing. (But to tell you the truth, I also dislike blogs that just have scans of mag eds or clothing items with headings like, "Omigod I need this. This purse is sick." What can I say, I'm difficult to please )

I'm really in love with mila-loveology.blogspot.com, to the point where I'm jealous I didn't come up with that idea first The format, writing and overall themes Mila uses are so similar to journals and scrapbooks I've kept over the years. Even when her words are brief or she is just posting pictures of things she'd like to buy, there seems to be a...point to her posts.

doedeereblogazine.com - Girl power and girliness at its most positive, sincere delivery. There are lots of fashion/beauty-related posts, but the rest of the content is very interesting and creative as well.

If the hint was directed towards me, I am very flattered! Starting a fashion blog has been an idea I’ve been toying with for years now. I think my hesitation stems from being afraid of coming off as shallow and self-indulgent. Maybe one day I will take the plunge.

For the time being, I enjoy spending my time on tFS. It allows me to meet members with whom I like to converse (such as yourself). And I feel more comfortable being able to participate and
contribute. It’s just more multifaceted than blogs.

Also, thank you for introducing me to Loveology. I love the format as well.

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In the case of Tavi, I agree it doesn't seem fit to compare her to "normal" children her age, because it's clear they're not comparable. I took a peak and while it seems as if she is advanced for her age, the whole set-up made me uncomfortable and her style doesn't speak much to me anyway. So I'm gonna continue on with my life without putting more thought to it. I am all about free expression and I would be so proud of a talented daughter, but if I were her parent, I'd probably want to monitor her photos too and probably discourage showing her face. Plenty of bloggers/members do that successfully.

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^^Um, I agree about Tavi. Uncomfortable is the best word...and her style is too "I'm so creative, DIY, unique, non-conformist"...except she and every other blogger dress like that, so, it's kind of annoying to me.

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Could this thread please go back to being about what people read and not being critical of a 12/13 yr. old?

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^ Haha, I kind of regret even bringing her up.
She needs her own thread.

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