What I've Learned From Being A Blogger For Almost 2 Years, And 'Fame' Chapter 4!

Me: Hola atascos de atasco ¿Que pasa? ¿Estas teniendo un buen dia? Si es así, comente abajo. Sneaky manera de obtener comentarios, ¿eh ?!
You guys: What language is that even? 😳
Me: Español por supuesto.
You guys: Gracie!! In English!! Please!! Are you out of your mind?? We can't speak a foreign language!
Me: ¿Oh enserio? No sabía que el niño promedio no podía hablar idiomas extranjeros. Jaja juega ¡Estoy usando el traductor de Google!
You guys: Oh oh! Google!
Me: Si.
You guys: Oh well. We might as well go. Won't be able to read her post since it's in another language.
Me: ¡No no! ¡Por- I mean.. No no! Please stay! 😇

Well, that got interesting.

You probably got that, but that was Spanish 😜. Oh the power of Google Translate!

Well, today's post may get a bit long, because the main topic will be a bit long, and the 'Fame' chapter I wrote, this quite long this week. So let's get this 'show' on the road! HAHAHAAHAHAHAHA!!!

You guys: ...

Uh, well anyways.. Today's post is going to be about, what I've learned from being a blogger for almost two whole years.

I can't believe it's been that long, since I started using blogger.


I started using Blogger, June 15th of 2015. I remember it was night-time, when my Mom helped me start my blog, The Animal Jam Friendship Community

I really wanted to call it "The Friendship Community", because I wanted my friends to be authors on there.

I've learned a lot from blogging, and I thought it would be cool to share some advice/what I've learned from this experience. 

The first tip I want to share, is this.

Your posts don't have to be perfect.

They don't have to be perfect, because if your a tween/teen, blogging is a learning experience, to prepare us for whats to come in our future. If you want to be a writer, having a blog is just a way to get writing skills, and work on your grammar.

Don't let anyone tell you your posts have to be perfect, because really, blogs are forever a work-in-progress, thats preparing us for the future.

Accept constructive criticism.

Like I said, your posts don't have to be perfect, but, the only way to work on your grammar/writing skills, you have to accept constructive criticism. Such as,

You misspelled... (Excited, strange, weird, etc.)
You need to add a... (Period, exclamation point, comma, etc.)
You should add a... (Link, paragraph, etc.)

This is very important, if you ever want to improve your writing.

Keep it AJ-related.

Posting real-life posts are good, and a lot of times your friends are interested in seeing your real life. But for the most part, if your blog is Animal Jam related, keep it Animal Jam related for the most part. I would suggest possibly posting about your real-life, every other week, or just have a special day for posting real-life stuff. But of course, never include personal information.

Why it's important to keep posts Animal Jam related, is because if a 'random person' wanders upon your blog, and are drawn to the Animal Jam name, they'll want to see Animal Jam posts. Here's some evidence.

These are the comments/stats of two un-AJ related posts I did. I did get a lot of comments and views, and on one of them I mentioned I was changing the time of a party I had. But if you look here..

My friend Sarahkey8 did a completely AJ-related post, and the views skyrocketed, compared to the two un-AJ related posts. 

A-a-and topics people know about don't go over too well either..

Expect the bullies.

A lot of times, people won't agree with some things you post. Such as, your thoughts on Julian2 vs. Aparri, item rarity, etc. 

Sometimes people are very passionate about these kind of topics, that they may start getting very serious about it, and start pretty much bullying. But those bullies seem to come around to most blogs, and the best way to handle it, is to talk to a parent about it, and do not approve their comments. 

From experience, I know that they won't go away in an instance, but talking to a parent about the situation does help, and they can give you advice on what to do next.

Back in I believe, August 2015, I got bullied on blogs, but they did end up going away, and talking with your best friend about it helped too, because best friends are always by your side 😊.

Have a variety of topics.

Having a variety of different topics on your blog, is very important. Again, it helps improve your writing sometimes, because posting about the same exact thing over and over again, gets repetitive, and not everyone is drawn to that. Some things that are good to post about, is things that interest Jammers. Such as, posting about unreleased items, art, crazy Animal Jam happenings, and things like that.


I hope these tips help improve your blog, and skills! 

Now for the bi-weekly chapter of 'Fame'! Hope you enjoy, and don't forget to leave a comment on how you liked it, or what I could improve on it.


Chapter 4

"So let me get this straight. Your going to Boston, with a bunch of other people you've never met, for a few days, in a hotel you've never stayed at, without any members of your family?" My Mom asked, in a confused voice. I gulped, and stared at her nervously. I so badly wanted to go to JamCon, but would I be able to? "Yes, but, the people I'm going with are uh- YouTube sensations and um, I think an AJHQ member will be going so.." I said, trying to find the words to say. Mom sighed, as we walked into the dining room, and sat down. "Gracie, your too young to go by yourself." She explained, in a calm voice. "But, me and Wisteria were talking, and she said that Snowyclaw, whose in her 20's, and works for AJHQ, will be taking me to the Airport." I said, trying harder and harder to talk my Mom into letting me go. "Well," Mom started, hesitating slightly as she spoke. "I guess if she works for AJHQ, an actual company, it would be alright." She decided. Excitement bubbled up in me. "Really? Thank you so much!" I exclaimed as I stood up and threw my arms around her in a hug. "Your welcome, sweetie." Mom said with a smile.

A few days later, I found myself staring at the calendar. "It's July 30th..?" I said to myself, in shock. I looked at my watch, and my heartbeat quickened. "6:00 AM, and our plane leaves at 10:00 AM!" I said, almost screaming in shock. I was freaking out. I had nothing packed, and Snowyclaw would be picking me up in an hour, to get to the Airport early. I quickly ran out of my room, and sprinted across the hallway to the restroom. I quickly tied my hair back in pigtail like braids, and ran back into my room. "Okay, I have at least an hour or so to pack.." I said thoughtfully, as I grabbed my green and black suitcase from my closet. "Oh gosh what am I even going to wear to JamCon.." I said, in a thoughtful voice. I flipped through my clothes, and decided to wear my light green shirt, that had a drawing of a Animal Jam avatar hyena, in a tree. I sighed. "This will have to do, even though it was drawn by my old friend." I said as I rolled my eyes and carefully put the garment in my suitcase. I loved the hyena drawing, but I didn't like how it was a drawing made by my old friend, Karalee. I wished it was drawn by Snowyclaw, or one of the Famous Jammers. I quickly put as many clothes as I could in my suitcase, not even folding them. As I got to the last garment of clothing, I sighed with relief, realizing it was just now 7:00 AM. I heard a car honk from outside, and noticed it was Snowyclaw, waiting for me, in her white Toyota car. I ran out of my room, and into the living room, to say goodbye to my parents. "I'll be back in 3 days." I promised with a smile. Mom nodded, and Dad smiled back. "Be safe, and don't forget to obey Snowyclaw and the others." My Mom warned. I laughed. "Of course I will, Mom." I said as I slowly headed towards the door. "Love 'o-o-o'." Dad said happily. "Love 'o-o-o' too." I said. I was a bit sad I was leaving my parents, but at the same time, I was so happy I would be able to go to JamCon. I heard Snowyclaw's car honk again, and I reluctantly opened the front door, and waved goodbye to my parents. As I stepped onto the paved pathway, and closed the door, I closed my eyes, and silently prayed. "Lord, please somehow let me be a witness to these Jammers. I love you, and I pray me and Snowy get to Boston safely. Amen." I said as I opened my eyes again, and headed down the driveway to get into Snowyclaw's car. I smiled at her. "Ready?" She asked me with excitement in her voice. "Yep." I said, looking at her with happiness. As we slowly drove away from my house, I suddenly got scared. Scared that I may see my friends at JamCon.. I remembered Coolcat telling me about a month ago, that she was going to try and come to JamCon. And I knew it was Fox's dream to go, and Kara wanted to go with her. What if they all came at the same time? Only time would tell, and I wanted that time to come sooner, so I wouldn't have to worry.


Also, please note that my Mom would not let me go to Boston with a bunch of people of whom we have never met. 😜

Heres this weeks Bible verse!

Micah 6:8

.. this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.

Remember, God made YOU!

Stay positive, be yourself, and spread God's word everyday!


  1. I like his chapter but I thought the part when you didn't wanna see us was a bit offensive. Good job anyways!

    1. She didn't actually mean that. Remember, it's fiction, so it's not real. :)

    2. It is, indeed, fiction :). The story is kinda that way, though. Kinda like what fame can do to you.

      Remember, God made YOU!

    3. Okay, gracias por aclararlo :) hehe

  2. Good post! :) I agree with the tips you said.

    Hehe, this story is getting juicy... XD

    1. Thanks :D!

      Dun dun daaa *cues intense music* XDD

      Remember, God made YOU!

  3. I 100% agree with the tips :D XD

    Me: *jumps into the story* GRACIE
    Me: Mhm :D
    You: What now :P
    You: Thats in the future though.
    Me: Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo?
    You: So I can wait and we will become freinds again :D
    Me: How ever true that is, buddy Fox and Ja back, :)
    You: Wait your from the future riiight?
    Me: Mhm :D
    You: Which means you are usually right!
    Me: Y-yeahhhh :)
    You: Ok I will :)

    Dont get offended by this please.... XD I missed my crazy comment on Sunday, so here it is XDDDDDDDDD

  4. Omg I posted this and Gracie replied to the comments.... XDDDDD

  5. And this is what you said XD

    Hello, jamming jams, what's wrong? Are you having a good day? If so, comment below. Sneaky way to get comments, huh ?!
    What language is that even? Eur-lex.europa.eu eur-lex.europa.eu
    Spanish of course.
    Oh seriously? I did not know that the average child could not speak foreign languages. Haha I play using the Google translator!

    Google translate for life XD

  6. GRACIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    because *sniff* we're all sad and lonely in a corner, crying. :'(
    *King Tough Bunny

  7. Yeah! Good tips! Every once and awhile, I spell something wrong.
    And someone tells me I did it.
    I don't get mad like some people might, I just say.
    "Opps! Ty for pointing out flaw! :) )
    *King Tough Bunny

  8. Me like story!
    even though you are a ungrateful little girl, who buddies her best friends INCLUDING COOLCAT WHO YOU KNOW IRL!
    Allways sayn Remember, God made YOU!
    Ok jk I really do like it! joking up there! ^^^^
    *King Tough Bunny

    Sometimes I go into a game, where you have free chat, and pretend I'm Spanish! LOL
    *King Tough Bunny

  10. Hey Gracie! Can I ask some tips? How can I attract more viewers? And also I got some inspiration from you, mind if do something a little LITTLE bit related?

    1. Hi, Firespirit! Thanks for commenting on AJC :D

      I think to get people more drawn to your blog, is to post topics people are interested in, and to post regularly. I would also suggest telling your friends about it :) that really helped me gain more viewers, and even more authors! :D

      Oh sure! As long as you use tips in the post that you think help you :)

      Also keep in mind, that getting more views takes a lot of time. I have almost 90,000 views on my blog, but it took almost two years to get that far.

      I wish you good luck with your blog :D!

      Remember, God made YOU!

  11. Gracie, I thought that when my title of my blog is "A Gamer's Life" No one will get drawn to it.. Maybe I should change it or not?

    1. Hmm.. When I see 'gamer' it doesn't really clarify what game it is. Maybe something like, "My Animal Jam Life By Firespirit" or, "The Animal Jammers Life" just a few suggestions :D

      But really, the name is up to you :)

      If you do change your blogs name, be sure to change the URL too, so they match :D

      Remember, God made YOU!


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