My daughter has officially become a digital nomad kid. She started a blog! I am proud and excited for her, because she wanted to do this on her own.
I’m not surprised. It’s primarily what she sees, because we all spend so much time together. I’m always writing, her dad is always writing (or illustrating our children’s book series). Oftentimes while we are housesitting our way around the world, we all do our work in the same room. For example, while I type this in Southampton, England, we’re all set up in the kitchen. Greg is at the kitchen table with his laptop and drawing tablet. Kamea and I sit at the bar on bar stools. She’s privy to all of our business conversations and she actually chimes in with suggestions often.
Her inspiration for writing comes from her travels.
She wants to write about each of her experiences in the different places we live around the world. I like it because it’s coming from her point of view… a kid’s point of you.
I like seeing this adventure through her eyes. Sometimes it’s funny to read about the things that she picks up on and notices. Things that I hadn’t even remembered or paid much attention to.
If you would like to follow along with her adventures on her blog then you can visit her website here.
Diamond Dog Dasher
She came up with the name herself, and created her own logo. I was smiling when I saw that she drew the dog and colored it all on her own. Her art has a look to it that always makes me smile. She drew the diamond in the middle of the dog (my husband tweaked the diamond part by making the smooth lines).
Her passion and talent for art comes from her dad. So does her desire to stay up late and sleep late. I’ll venture to say she gets her silliness from me. Maybe.
She is also writing short stories!
I’m blown away at the choice of words she uses and her story ideas she’s creating. Envious, really. I can write non-fiction, but it would be a dream to write fiction. She just plain does it with no effort. Must be all the reading she does that helps fuel her amazing creativity. She can’t wait to share those for you to read, too.
Digital Nomad Kid Future
I’m curious what this digital nomad family life will mean for her. Starting at such a young age (she was 7 when she started the blog) with becoming a digital nomad kid makes my mind wonder at the possibilities for her. There’s so much she wants to do with this.
Homeschooling and Worldschooling full on!
Her blog and writing make for a perfect combination of homeschooling and worldschooling. As a digital nomad kid she’s getting experience with technology using WordPress and her iPad mini. She uploads photos, does all her own writing (homeschooling – check!). The stories themselves are based on her experience traveling the world (worldschooling – check!). She wants to monetize her blog and writing someday, which will be good lessons for business. Yep, this digital nomad kid is well on her way. It’s so fun to watch.
She also wants to make YouTube video tutorials for the games she plays on the iPad. That’s the next thing we will set her up with. If anyone has any suggestions for good apps and gear to facilitate that – please let me know!
She’s very excited that I’m sharing her blog on my blog today. She already has some young readers following her. Please check it out. :)