This fantastic post is by Brandon P. Duncan!
Brandon Duncan is the author of Brandon the Duncan – Fatherhood in 4L, a dad blog. In addition to writing there, he also participates in several online writing clubs, contributes to multiple other sites, and is currently working on a children’s book. Connect with him at brandontheduncan.com.
Not long ago, we were all teens. We all had a parental figure; and most of us thought they were kind of dumb—until we grew up a little. Now we see that they were actually pretty smart and knew what they were talking about. Guess what? That’s you now. You are a parent, a role model, or the cool uncle or aunt to someone. How, you ask?
There are many new bloggers out there right now, and most of them are like teenagers. They’re bulletproof. They’re all going to be successful and blow out the glass ceiling. They’re going to be rich with no effort. I mean, “how hard can it really be?!”
You’re shaking your head right now, aren’t you?
I know you are, because I’m that teen, and I see what you pro-bloggers and experts are trying to do for me… I just don’t know how to process it all—yet. You know what you are talking about; you just forgot what it was like to be new—to be a teen.
I’m going to compare a few statements that we all either heard from our parents, used ourselves as teens, or have heard from our teens to some lessons in social media and blogging. Maybe these will help you refocus some of your helpful efforts.