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It is almost one year since I start to be both a homeschooler and a blogger. This is my third year to be a homeschooling mom and almost my first year to be a blogger. That position is very challenging for me as juggling between homeschooling and blogging needs to be balance. Well, as this post turn to be a very long one, I separate them into 2 parts. I wish most of my readers, who are homeschoolers and bloggers, will get the message in both of the posts.
It had never came up to my mind that I would be a blogger while I had been a homeschooler. The responsibility of a homeschooling parent itself has been considered as a hard one, but I still have time to blog.
Most people around me might think that I am silly. Blogging in the early stage was just about self satisfaction in writing.
- What do I get from blogging itself? Money? You might not get it adequately if you were a new bee in both blogging and homeschooling. I just thought about it after I become more serious with blogging last year.
- Fame? What do I do with fame? My children's future is more important than this one. It is nothing to do with fame.
Well, from writing satisfaction that motivate me in blogging, it came to me to connect my homeschooling to my blogging. I has been very impressed with blogs of many homeschoolers and I wondered around them. They just make me fall in love more in the blogging and homeschooling worlds:
- Blogging can let me share what I have done in homeschooling and also my further thought about aspects of homeschooling. This is my main purpose, vision, and mission of blogging. I try to get more and more focused on homeschooling niche in my blog. Don't you see that?
- Working together between blogging and homeschooling makes me connected to the social media and get to know more blogging homeschoolers who give a lot of encouragement for me.
- On the other hand, blogging is also a chance to do ministry by encouraging other homeschoolers. I also love sharing what I have got from reading, listening, and discussion. I wish there would be someone else that gets the benefits.
- Blogging and homeschooling give me a lot of chances to get more information and review about some wonderful resources that can be enriching to our homeschooling resource options to suit my children better.
- Although it is not in the full term, blogging has given me some money to support our homeschooling financial need so I can save more money to purchase online homeschooling needs.
- Blogging has already placed me into a homeschooled learner by myself. I learn a lot of techy things. I get more and more interested in graphics, writing, and selling. I get some free instruction and information for my own personal development.
- Blogging has let my children and me know how other people on the other parts of the world live, think, and grow. We love to see how other cultures have different ways than what we have. It is so interesting to see how God has created the rich diversity around the world.
However, there are some obstacle to keep both of homeschooling and blogging work together.
The danger of being unbalanced and overwhelmed to only one side between homeschooling and blogging will ruin one or both of them.
I often feel such kind of symptoms in this case. It is the lesson of my life. Therefore, I would like to share some things that we can do to make both homeschooling and blogging get balance. Please stay tuned to the next part: