When I was a little kid, a classic sci-fi movie called The Blob, which probably still runs on late-night TV, scared the bejeebers out of me. The Blob was an unstoppable menace which absorbed whatever got in its path, and thereby grew to enormous size…
Blogs remind me of The Blob, growing and spreading and absorbing whatever the blog writer comes across, thereby increasing day by day to enormous size… But there’s nothing scary about blogs. Quite the opposite, they’re fascinating and informative and enlightening and they greatly deserve the incredible growth they’ve seen in the last few years. Once upon a time everyone with an email address had their own website; now everyone with a website has their own blog – and some have blogs without websites, or rather, their blog becomes sort of a website by default, with photos, video, music, and ever-expanding writings.
You’re reading a blog right now! Click this link for articles and more examples of this great homeschooling tool, and some sites to get you started with your very own free Blog!
Your Homeschool Blog by Andrea Rennick – Did you know a homeschooling blog can help you make new friends, influence people, enrich your home learning environment and keep your distant family happy? It may not help keep your kitchen any cleaner, but blogging your way through your homeschooling experience could become a part of your day, like it has for thousands of others.
General Interest Blogs
Happy as Kings Valerie B. Moon’s wonderful musings on life and homeschooling, with terrific photos.
Atypical Homeschool Ron and Andrea Rennick’s blog “for eclectic homeschoolers everywhere.”
Throwing Marshmallows Homeschooling mom Stephanie Elms’ keen observations and insights.
Corn and Oil Susan Ryan’s “Living and Learning on an Illinois Farm.”
O’DonnellWeb “This is not a homeschooling blog.” Fair warning. But still interesting reading from a homeschooling dad.
The Learning Umbrella The learning adventures of a second generation homeschooling mom.
Why Homeschool Henry Cate’s explorations of homeschooling and other interesting stuff.
Ramblings, Rants & Remedies Natalie Criss shares the perspective of an opinionated mom.
We Have Always Lived in a Homeschool Notes from a liberal Pagan classical homeschooling mother living in small-town Mississippi.
BrokenHomeschool A resource for single or divorced homeschool parents. Articles on money, coping, curriculum, dating, and all of the complexities of going it alone.
HEM Editor’s Blog HEM co-publisher Helen Hegener’s wide ranging mostly unschooling blog.
News and Political Blogs
HEM’s News & Commentary Helpful commentary on news of interest to homeschoolers, from several regular contributors.
National Charter School Watch Blog Informing, documenting and evaluating available information concerning the impact of public schools-at-home on the homeschooling community.
Home Education & Other Stuff Daryl Cobranchi’s sharp observations and political commentary.
HEM’s Support Groups News News and information of interest to support group volunteers (and everyone involved with homeschooling), edited by Mary Nix.
Blogging Communities and Collections
Homeschool Journal Dot Net Ron and Andrea Rennick (see their Atypical Homeschool blog above) provide space for hundreds of free homeschooling blogs. Their List of Links is a good starting place for anyone new to blogs, and they offer free no-strings blogs to all homeschoolers (see below).
Life Without School An on-line publication and blogging community.
The Carnival of Homeschooling Archives of the popular weekly collection of homeschooling blogs.
Homeschool Empowerment Webring Grassroots homeschool support groups, blogs and websites committed to empowering home educators to make educated decisions in their own lives by sharing information and resources freely and equally.
Homeschool Blogs at A to Z A good blog listing at Ann Zeise’s A to Z Home’s Cool site.
Free Blog Sites
Homeschool Journal Dot Net Ron and Andrea Rennick make it simple and fun to build your own blog.
Blogger “Your blog is whatever you want it to be. There are millions of them, in all shapes and sizes, and there are no real rules.”
WordPress WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time; this blog runs on WordPress.