Connections Discoverability

Students are motivated to write with power and passion when they know their words are being heard. Connecting with classrooms provides your students an authentic audience. Kidblog now provides a way to easily locate active classes, similar to yours, right in your class settings.

Whether you are brand new to Kidblog, or have been using the platform for years, we now make it possible for you to connect with a variety of classes – classes that we believe are a great fit for you and your students.

Kidblog does the searching for you

All connections are managed from your class Connections page.

If you are a brand new user, we share a list of active classes with posts published for the audience Public. We encourage you to browse these classes for inspiration, and connect so your students continue to build an authentic audience.

There are two ways to grow your list of suggested connections in Kidblog: Actively publishing for the Public audience and connecting with other Kidblog classes.

Once your students begin publishing in your class, Kidblog will locate classes that are publishing on similar topics and ideas. These classes will appear on your suggested connections list.

Kidblog also takes into consideration second-degree connections. Make a great connection with a class? We will suggest you connect with that class’ existing connections, as well.

Keep in mind, the more your students publish for the Public audience, the more your class will appear on other classes’ Suggested Connections lists.

Making a connection

Visit the URL of another Kidblog class. Then, click the “Follow” button to request access to their posts published for Connections. Send the teacher a quick note to explain who you and your students are and your blogging goals.

A follow request will be sent to the teacher. Once accepted, you and your students will be followers of the class. If the teacher requests to follow you back, your two classes will be connected to one another.

Keep in mind, your connected classrooms are able to view student posts when they are published to either Connections or Public. To allow your students to publish work for these audiences, you will need to set the Post Privacy to include these audiences.

For more information of connections functionality in Kidblog, view our Help Center article here.

Why connect?

Expanding Student Voice

Writing for a Global Audience

The Value of an Audience


It’s that easy! Questions about the new connections discoverability feature? Leave a comment below and a member of our team will follow up with you shortly.

About the Author
Laura is a Kidblog Customer Success Manager. She enjoys connecting with teachers daily to share Kidblog stories, learn how they use Kidblog in their classroom, and hear unique feature ideas to better our platform. Laura loves strong morning coffee, an invigorating yoga flow, and exploring new cities around the world.


  1. Becky Bruning

    I am working on getting a full membership approved by my district, but need to be able to show the scope of your program. All of my suggestion classroom connections are middle school and lower. I am a high school English teacher, so I would like to connect with high school classrooms. Before I can “keep blogging” with students, I have to get this approved. I won’t be able to get this approved if my only connection options are at the middle school level. How can this be solved?

    • Laura Kniffin

      We will be happy to help! Please reach out to us at so we can connect.

  2. Julie

    Can the public subscribe to a particular Kidblog class site in order to get updates when new blogs are posted? I understand how to connect with other classes, but am curious about others from the outside, such as family members, etc. Thanks for your feedback. We’re excited to start our Kidblog journey.

    • Laura Kniffin

      Hi Julie,

      Thank you for your question. We apologize for the delay in response! If posts are published for the “Public” audience, anyone who you share your class URL with is able to view posts. Keep in mind, each post may be published for a separate audience so the Public audience (users without Kidblog account connected to your class) will only be able to view posts published for that audience.

      Students may also invite parents to view their portfolios. You can learn more about this option here:

      If you have any additional questions, please feel free to reach out to us at

      Thank you!

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