Sunday, May 27, 2012

Change...The Good Kind

When I first started blogging, about 2 years ago, my plan was to document our family's journey through homeschooling and to be able to share it with family and friends. Somewhere along the way it changed into a review and blog hop blog. Not that these are bad things, they are just not what my original vision was. I LOVE writing reviews, but I don't want my blog to be only reviews (which it pretty much has been for the last few months). I also got carried away with blog hops. I was looking to grow my readership and that is a great way to do so. I have even "met" a few good blog friends that way. However, I have discovered that hosting and participating in so many blog hops isn't really what I want for my blog. So, what am I going to do about it you ask? Well, let me tell you! ;)

~I have resigned from the TOS Review Crew (at the time of this writing I have one review left to write). If I do reviews it will be because I want to review a product not because it was assigned to me because my children are the right age for the product.

~I will no longer be hosting Brag Time Thursday (BTT). BTT will continue over at Chestnut Grove Academy. Jennifer and I have been co-hosting BTT for quite a while and it is really starting to take off. I do plan to link up with it once in a while though. {Thanks Jen!}

~I will no longer feel pressured to post. I will post what I want, when I want to post it. My blog is ultimately to document our homeschool journey and to share our journey with family and friends. I also hope that my blog will help other homeschoolers.

~I will no longer "worry" about my followers count. Now, don't get me wrong, I love my readers. I just won't be actively trying to increase my readership and I won't be heart-broken if I lose readers.

~I will not "follow" other blogs just because they "follow" me. I will follow blogs that are important to me, have ideas that I want to use or are just fun to read.

~I will not put off time with my family to blog!!!!! Family comes first!

So, in a nutshell, if you liked my blog back when I first started blogging and have been wondering if I am ever coming back then you will be please with the direction I am going. If not, then I will understand if you don't stick around.

I hope you decide to stick around. If you plan on sticking around I would love to hear what you think about this post!

Here are a few photos from last week just to give you a taste of what we have been up to:
Unicorn working on History
Monkey working on the Leap Pad
Ladybug working on History 
Ladybug writing a Friendly Letter
Ladybug learning about Artifacts
Unicorn doing a Science Experiment
Monkey in the Pool
Ladybug teaching herself to swim
Unicorn getting objects from the bottom of the Pool
Ladybug and Monkey trying to warm up after playing in the pool

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