Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Worthy to post?

I must make a confession. I have been waiting for something worthy to post. While it's true the holidays are always busy and I've had a whirlwind first couple of months in the new year- those aren't the only reasons I have not posted since November. . . Because of my busyness and going and going. . . the 'homeschool' that's been going on has not been easily recognizable and has certainly not been impressive. I kept thinking, 'I won't post yet, maybe tomorrow, or next tuesday we will do some awesome school thing and then I can blog about it!' I can't believe I've already fallen into that kind of thinking, but then again, yes I can believe it. Don't we worry about our portfolios*? Don't we only want to show the 'good stuff?' Don't we generally want to impress? And really, there's nothing wrong with that to a point; certainly we should put our best foot forward. You don't normally answer the door in pjs and bedhead hair; and you'd especially not want to answer the door that way when Publisher's Clearing House is bringing you a check. And I do believe in a certain level of privacy, I won't share every homeschool detail here, and I don't recommend it. But that's not what was in my head. What was in my head was thinking I needed something super fantastic to share or it wasn't worth blogging at all. [and I do think those little chick hatchings are hard to beat] But for a blog? . . this is different. This is suppose to be real-or at least more realistic. Blogging, is suppose to be a snapshot of daily life; More specifically, this blog is suppose to be a snapshot of day to day homeschooling.

*in our state, we must show 'thorough and regular instruction' through a portfolio review each year, usually its done simply in a 3 ring binder with subject tabs.


  1. Yar! A super-exciting post may bring in one-time readers, but if you want a meaningful viewership, you've got to give us a journey. The thing that makes blogs interesting to read is to see how normal people get through their daily lives, set goals, and meet them. Or not. Actually it's more interesting if you don't meet them :)

  2. "Actually it's more interesting if you don't meet them :)"

    Well, I will certainly be more interesting then, we rarely meet the 'goals'. I have several posts lined up now, but don't want to post them all at once. lol. Thanks!

  3. You don't meet the goal; but you make progress toward it, and this leads to growth which reveals new paths and perhaps new opportunities.