All Clancy Yearforth wanted to do was start a simple blog to talk about stuff she liked and the things she did at school. She didn’t expect it to take off like a frog in a sock, especially after telling everyone she was going to the Teen Blogger Conference.
Suddenly she’s gaining likes, followers and subscribers, and while she thinks it’s awesome, the horrible comments and rude behaviour from people she doesn’t know and some of the kids at school are not.
After attending the conference where she’s stalked and harassed, then her schoolmates dictating how and when she should blog, Clancy needs to decide whether blogging is even worth her time and energy any more.
Clancy’s come face to face with the same dilemma so many experience online every day. Whether to stick by your own principles and be yourself in everything you do, or to conform to the pressures of what everyone else wants. To stand by your own beliefs and the things you say, or be dictated to by those who don’t like what you think or say and treat you badly for it.
That’s why for Clancy it all comes down to one simple thing… To Follow or Not To Follow?
FUN FACTS ABOUT #TEENBLOGGER
– #teenblogger came about with writing T.K. Wrathbone stories, but upon reading it, it was too light for T.K.W. so she released it under her own name. It’s just as relevant to adults as children.
Clancy Yearforth – 15, long brown hair, average height/weight
Clancy’s mum – Me!
Danica – 15, Similar to the Jane character from the cartoon series Darla
Kylie Smith – 15, Blonde, ambitious, pain in the ass schoolmate
Derek Blaine – Teen Blogger co-ordinator, crystal blue eyes, wavy brown hair
Lucy Chen – Teen Blogger co-ordinator, Asian
Suzi Deville – Deville Style, long coloured hair, fashionista
Marchone White – White Style, nerdy type in schoolboy prep
Penny Doodles – Pen Doodles, 17, small, blonde
Bev Newworth – Bev In The City, 18, sassy African American
Nene Kent – Mishmore, 18, Texan
Tanisha McBride – Bridal Daily, 18, college student
Devon Cornish – I’m Just Stylin’, 17
Digby Lee – Romance Me
Ben Sosa – Soho Life
Dee Myers – Pen It Write
Yichelle – Blue Moon Love
Yolanda – Kiss Me, Lick Me
Nick Parkmore – While I’m You…
Mario Lazotte – Musicfy Me
Taniwha Yurishoto – Blog This
Chin Lee Ho – Blog For A Living
David Lee – Blogging For Cash
Dion Sanders – TV & Me
Dah-man Richards – 17, photographer blogger
Derek O’Conner – 18, super wiz music blogger
Matteo Diamondo – blogger, gorgeous, blue-eyed
Cherry Blossom Raylene – fashion blogger
Nicolai Matteschi – blogger
Von VonBurenburg – blogger
Chelle Turner x2 – same school, same name, look alike, up and coming bloggers
Here are the blogger tips I spread throughout
#teenblogger: to follow or not to follow?