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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Why am I still homeschool blogging?

My youngest is a college sophomore.  I am really, truly, done homeschooling, so why I am still homeschool blogging.  Well, it is not for the reason some former homeschoolers are still doing it.  I have noticed some veteran homeschoolers still blogging about all things political, things that they think could impede on homeschooling in the future.  I also see veteran homeschoolers blog about all things conservative.  Neither of these are my concern.  I am still homeschool blogging to let people know that there is someone out there they can relate to who did it and so they can too.

No.  I don't think I can relate to every single new homeschooler out there.  The types of bloggers mentioned above will surely appeal to a great deal of them.  But for me, there was on, single, solitary writer, who captured my heart and gave me the confidence it took carry on and get it done. Had I not read her book.  Had I not gone to a conference where she was speaking, I may very well thrown in the towel.  ... and there are other people ... odd balls like me, who need to see people like themselves doing it to know it is going to be OK.

And with that said, I know I am failing my public.  At one time, vlogging, video blogs, were a huge part of my communication with new homeschoolers.  I kind of let that go because... of online racism.... disagree with me, but don't call me a "black-monkey", know what I mean?  So I stopped putting my face online... but by backing off, those idiots kinda won, didn't they, so I will try harder to keep video blogging, thanks to the many new homeschoolers who have contacted me asking for more, and I will keep homeschool blogging too... because I did it, and so can you.

3 comments:

usethebrains godgiveyou said...

I'll never forget when Obama and all the others had "blogs" put up for their followers on MSNBC or CNN...some news network...Obama's had to be shut down because of racist remarks. This was long before he was the frontrunner.

I don't know what to say.I know there is an undercurrent of racism that runs deep, and it must be awful to put up with such ignorance.

Happy Elf Mom (Christine) said...

I'm checking COOL because you will not let anyone get you down. :)

Tracy Kelly said...

I am so excited to hear that you will continue to post videos! I have been homeschooling for 4 years, and it is your videos that let me know that it was possible to do this, and to do it successfully. I am also a new homeschool blogger and Vlogger, because there is such a need to normalize homeschooling. Thank you for helping me and all the other new homeschoolers!