Blogging Unites Homeschooling Families Worldwide
May 25, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Education NewsWhite Pine, TN – Take homeschooling and blogging – two very rapidly growing trends, and put them together and you have the recipe for success. When Gena Suarez, Publisher of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, first came up with the idea for HomeschoolBlogger, many in the homeschooling community didn't even know what a blog was. Yet Gena had been researching blogging and saw it as a wonderful way to unite homeschoolers – creating a type of online homeschool support group community.
It all started with a grassroots effort of reaching out to homeschool support group leaders in each state, and quickly word of the friendly community of like-minded homeschool bloggers began to grow. People who had always wanted to be writers, now had a venue for their writing. People who wanted a way to share their homeschooling tips and methods could now put all of those things online. Families who just wanted a way to keep in touch with friends and relatives near and far began journaling their days. Parents encouraged their children to start blogs as a way to improve their writing. Companies blogged about what they had to offer homeschoolers. Friendships were formed, creative ideas shared, and much encouragement given.
Nancy Carter, Senior Editor of HSB, says, “HomeschoolBlogger has provided a way for home educators worldwide to support each other. With bloggers from all over the United States and more than 16 foreign countries, we have a vibrant community full of diversity, yet unified in our passion for home educating our children.” Now online friendships are moving into real life friendships as well. While many bloggers have shared about meeting other bloggers individually, on Saturday, May 27, 2006, Jenefer Igarashi, Senior Editor of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine and other TOS staff members will gather with many other homeschool bloggers at the first ever Blogger Brunch at FPEA Homeschool Convention in Kissimmee, Florida.
And thus, blogging technology has served its purpose. It's taken homeschoolers from all over the world and made the world a smaller place. Its enabled home educators to network, support and encourage each other. And with over 6000 bloggers, HomeschoolBlogger has just touched the tip of the iceberg.
HomeschoolBlogger is an online community of over 6000 homeschool bloggers created by The Old Schoolhouse Magazine. The Old Schoolhouse is the highest quality homeschool magazine on the market with approximately 200 pages per issue. The publication is distributed across North America via newsstands and subscription; international readers are serviced by volunteer coordinators and subscription.
Nancy Carter, Marketing Manager
The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, LLC