What is Personal Publishing? Publishing is the process of producing and publicly distributing information. You can publish a variety of content, including your ideas, experiences, stories, observations, or opinions. Additionally, you can publish the pictures you take, videos you produce, or other forms of art you create. Publishing your work allows you to share your life and obtain feedback from others as well as preserve long-lasting memories for years to come.
Technology has enabled teen authors to readily publish their writings and other creative endeavors. If you have ever written a blog entry, posted a comment or reply on a website, uploaded a video to YouTube, posted a picture to Facebook, or uploaded an audio podcast to a website, you’ve participated in personal publishing. Online publishing allows for quick and easy feedback from friends, adults, or even experts from around the world. The benefits of this new ability create some risks that you should be aware of. This brochure is designed to help inform and guide you to enjoy personal publishing in a safe, responsible, and productive manner.