August 4, 2005

Two Years Strong

I have been blogging now for over two years. I have come to really love it. This summer I have stepped back from it a bit in order to enjoy the outdoors and my kids more. I find that I am just not in the routine habit of blogging and record keeping on the computer as much. I do miss it though but I know it has been a good choice for me.

When I started this blog it was more just for our family to keep records of what we did, to let the relatives far away have glimpses into our lives and so my kids could have a written record of what we did and read while they were growing up.

Soon it became a place I kept track of all those good lesson plans and silly ideas I had so I could look back on them and repeat them with my other kids. Then suddenly things changed and I realized I had readers, a lot of them actually. People who found my blog from google or another blog and stopped by to see what I had to say on something. I realized I had an audience I did not know. Strange.

Soon the voice of my blog changed as I stopped blogging just for me and my family and it was a strange adjustment. Now just as I feel I have settled into the rythym of my blog sometimes it changes. I go long stretches without blogging and I find myself not desiring to share as much of the day by day of the summer as I just want to be outside enjoying it.

Blogging has been great for me. It has made me more disciplined. More aware and more in tune with what is going on in the broader homeschooling community. It has made me new friends throughout the country and even locally here in the Twin cities. It has given me permission to spout off and an easy space to save all those things that are important to me. It has given me an outlet for my writing and helped me refine my writing voice.

I love blogging and I am always amazed that people are interested in what I have to say. So thanks for reading. The usually scheduled programming will resume sometime in the middle of September. This year we will be trying out the free online curriculum Ambleside.



  1. Enjoy the rythm. That's one of the things motherhood and homeschooling have taught me, in a big way. Blogging, too, now that you mention it.

    Enjoy the rest of your summer! Can't wait to hear about the year w/ AO!


  2. Happy two year blogiversary! And like Dy said--enjoy the rhythm. . . and enjoy it as it changes.

  3. I ambleside, too... you're going to really like it, I think.