My blog is fairly new. I started it in July 2011 as a way to organize some of my thoughts on our family, our decision to homeschool and all the other tidbits of our family life. A couple years ago, I didn't even know what a blog was! It was by chance that I stumbled upon my favorite homeschooling blog Raising Arrows while using my new BlackBerry at the time. I was hooked. I could not stop reading her blog. Her stories were so uplifting, so honest and at times so painful. I remember being at my in-laws home reading her pages one after the next and telling my husband "Omigosh, you HAVE to read this".
I continued to read her blog and my list of favorite blogs began to grow. As I began my back and forth decision to homeschool, I thought that maybe if I blogged about it I would finally be able to make a commitment to homeschool. So began this blog.
There is a conference coming up in April of this year called the 2:1 Conference. It is a conference for homeschooling bloggers. I have been eying this conference for a while but have had a hard time committing whether or not I should go. My blog is tiny compared to the ones I read. I barely know how to use twitter and other social networks that help promote blogs!
But I love blogging. And I really want to go.
So my husband made me a challenge that if my blog can get 25,000 hits by March 1st then I can book my flight to Washington, DC and go to the conference! So far I'm about 5000 hits away from that. This is a really small number for most bloggers...but my blog is new so it could still be a challenge! We didn't want to make this challenge impossible for me, because I do really want to go!
So cross your fingers for me and say a prayer that I can be disciplined enough to write regular blog posts to get me closer to my goal! I'll keep you all posted!