My young teen daughter struggles with self esteem, and forming her own identity in a sea of pressuring peers. So her therapist and I came up with the idea of creating a blog for her, to show off her talents. She is a talented writer of poetry and short stories. Did I say TALENTED? Good, I meant it! She's also quite the cartoonish artist. Her blog is private, only available to invited family members (to keep the not so supportive peers out).
It's new, but it's working already. She's just getting to the point of being able to admit that she really may have some sort of skill, and feeling proud of herself!