Updated: May 28
Who We Are
We’re so excited to be able to finally publish the first blog post of QuaranTEEN. Our names are Katie and Sarah and we are two teenagers from the Bay Area who created this website to be a place of comfort in a time of hardship: a place to help the world deal with the corona virus pandemic through sharing people’s words and stories, from teenagers whose entire worlds have been turned upside down, to working parents who may have lost their jobs or are struggling to work while taking care of their children, or antsy people in quarantine who want to help the world but don’t know what they can do.
If any of the above describes you, you’ve come to the right place! Our website offers two creative blogs, one for kids, teenagers, and young adults (right here!) and one for parents: if you are a parent who wants to share your thoughts and stories on how you and your children have been dealing with the quarantine, or are looking for activity ideas for your child such as crafts, DIY's, baking online books/read-aloud videos, and more, you can find that blog on the Kids and Parents page.
This blog post will be an introductory post where we explain who we are, what our purpose is, and how you guys can use our website, and more specifically our blog!
COVID-19 has affected all of us in tremendous ways: the world has basically shut down, many important events that we’ve been looking forward to have gotten cancelled, people we love are in danger. We’ve all been struggling to figure out how to deal with these incoming changes, but if we all come together as a community, we can help one another and figure it out together, and that is the purpose of our blog: to be a creative outlet and place of sharing and positivity for all of you.
What can I do on the Teen blog?
The purpose of our Blog is to be a place where teenagers all over the globe can connect to find inspiration in each others stories, discover new hobbies that they can enjoy, and support each other despite this time of struggle and hardship. We hope it can be a place to find new friends and share your stories and passions with the world. Our goal is to grow our blog into not just a website, but an online community where you can find friends and family. You can
How do I post on the Teen blog?
ANYONE can interact, like, and comment, we encourage all our readers to interact with our posts as much as possible! However, to be able to actually post and create a blog post, you must go through an application process. If this interests you and you want to become a blog writer for QuaranTEEN please fill out the "Join the QuaranTEAM" application on our Meet The Team Page, or find the link here! We encourage everyone to apply and join our blogging community. You can post activities that you've been up to during quarantine, recipes that you want to share, hobbies, tutorials, funny stories, and whatever you want to share with the community!
So wait... all this is free?
QuaranTEEN is 100% free for everyone's use: we want as much people to be able to enjoy and access our site’s resources as possible! We do accept donations on our GoFundMe HERE- if you’ve enjoyed using this website and want to help out a good cause, please consider donating to our GoFundMe: all proceeds go directly to Frontline Foods, a non-profit organization that aids local small businesses and feeds essential workers. Read about their campaign here.
Every dollar helps, and if you've enjoyed using our site, we would really appreciate it if you could consider making a donation to this amazing organization!
Thanks so much for reading, and we look forward to reading all of your future posts and comments!