The Bloggers Of The Future


My Answer To Cameron

 If you could describe my blog in just a few words what would they be?

Some personal issues retained me from visiting Cameron’s Blog sooner, but here I am to answer her question and tell her why I have  chosen her blog to nominate, which are the features that I admire in it.

First of all I had been visiting her blog since the beginning of the students blogging competition; I just loved to rest for a small pause there, listening to her music. Thus I took the time to get acquainted with her style, and to appreciate it.

I couldn’t possibly have done the same with all the new student blogs that were popping up everywhere in the space of stubc08, although I visited a lot of them; and I’m certain I would find new  treasures if had been given time to visit more accurately so many blogs I miss. I won’t name them here, some of them are present on the blog roll of our class blog but the complete list would be too long. 

Thus, all along the challenge, I have become aware of the progress Cameron was making: her writing was evolving both in clarity and in expressing something unique: her own voice.

The first post that stroked me was “Things to Think About” – I know the students from Connecticut  have a great teacher that comes up with thoughtful subjects to blog about – however, the progression of ideas was genuinely hers, and I surprised myself to be wondering about these same questions,   thanks to the power of her only words.

“Would you listen to a 12 years old?” – Cameron asks in this post. My answer to her question is:” – Yes, I would.”- In fact, I found inspiration and renewed my courage to face the daily fight of life, – to get all duties done, to bring justice into small actions, to accept unpredictable problems and suffering,  – as well as I have renewed my capacity to contemplate the  wonders that humbly surround us in everyday life – the healing power of music, the beauty of nature, the mysterious ways of  human friendship  –  just by letting the spirit of “joyful rebellion for a better world”, that animates Cameron’s writing, take hold of me.

As Miss W. puts it in a comment to the Edublog Awards announcement “Any chance in future for a student award as they don’t have the PLN that adult bloggers has? Even under primary/elementary, middle, high and senior high school. Remember these are the bloggers of the future we should be helping to grow.” 

I believe that young bloggers are already playing an active part in the renewal of our era; that the fragile web they are weaving with their written words conceal the power to multiply and deepen friendly connections as the foundations of a different society:  the one that will find its joy in sharing and thus will be healthier, more happy, more free.

So, Cameron, in a few words, I would define your blog as “Joyful Rebellion for a Better World”.

Ines Pinto



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7 thoughts on “The Bloggers Of The Future

  1. Thank you for your comment on my book review… I loved the book so much, and I am now reading the 3rd one.
    you are right, I think also that the boys are jelous, and think that its only for girls and that its a bad film!!!
    thank you for your comment and keep commenting.. Helena

  2. Hello Inpi,
    I know Cameron and love visiting her blog. He’s a very good friend with inspiring words. And i agree, not only us being the students from Connecticut, but all the young bloggers learn something everyday. It makes our voices stronger and actually gives us a purpose to speak, since we know people are actually listening.

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  4. i am a friend of camerons and i too love her blog.

    btw…how did you get it to “snow” on your blog. its sooo cool!!


  5. Hello Inpi,
    Thank you so much for taking the time out to write this post on my blog. It really means a lot to me. And I have to say that describes my blog very well!=] I also want to thank you again for nominating me. Although what I don’t know is if they already picked the people who won. Would you happen to know? And where could I go and see who did if they already pick them? I also love your answer on how you would listen to a 12 year old(13 now). I apreciate that you would listen to someone my age. Thank you once again for everything that you have done for me and my blog. I’m sure to get a lot of hits know!!=]

    Thank you,
    -Cameron @

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