Kidblog is just that — a blogging platform designed for K-12 teachers who want to provide each student with an individual blog. It was invented out of necessity by Eden Prairie elementary school teacher Matt Hardy in 2008/2009 and launched with partner Dan Flies in early 2010.
Classrooms have been flocking to Kidblog from the onset, with current adoption around 140k teachers and 1.8m student users.
The software has always been free, and is yet to incorporate a revenue model into the business, an aspect that Flies says “was not an issue for our savvy investors who are more interested in growth and engagement this early.”
“Giving students an authentic audience for the great work they do every day is what motivates us…we’re learning a lot about what our users want and we see a huge opportunity ahead,” Hardy says, explaining how he’s now gone full time on Kidblog and is committed to staying in Minnesota with intentions of hiring more local developers in the near term.