Every year the Homeschool Blog Awards has the category of NEW Homeschool Blog, but wouldn’t ya know it, when the time for nominating comes… we don’t know who the new bloggers are! And we REALLY want to help welcome them to the online homeschool community.
So with that in mind, we are hosting this special Welcome Wagon for all homeschool bloggers who started their homeschool blog AFTER October 2010.
We would like for all those new homeschoolers to link up so the community can come by and welcome you. Then when nominating time comes, folks can nominate your blog for the New Homeschool Blogger category.
To qualify to win the NEW category in the awards your homeschool blog must be new since October of 2010. Here is more information from the legal page:
GENERAL AWARDS RULES
Family friendly (G-rated) blogs only. Do not nominate a blog that has cussing (no potty mouth), photographic nudity (we aren’t talking about one image of some sculpture from the 1500’s in an art post), sexual content, or hostility toward other bloggers.
Do not nominate a blog that has nothing to do with homeschooling – nor a blog that is hostile towards homeschooling.
You can tell by reading someone’s blog posts about homeschooling if they are doing it or contributing towards others doing it. This is a general rule to weed out those who would nominate people that are…
…a blog that is from someone who has never mentioned that they homeschool
…a blog that mentioned it once in 2005 and never did again
…a blog that is negative about homeschooling
…a blog that is by someone whose great-aunt’s housekeeper homeschools and she mentions it in passing a few times
…a blog that is mainly about public school and community college and not really about homeschool at all
If you have kids at home and you haven’t officially started calling it homeschooling, but you are working with them to teach them at home, and you are considering homeschooling, you may still be nominated, as long as you meet the other requirements of the category for which you were nominated.
Also, if your kids are taking some college classes at a campus and then doing other homeschool work at home and you are discussing those learning moments or talking about what you did to get them graduated from homeschool up to this point, that qualifies, as well.
If your kids have left home, have all gone to college, and you spent the entire year just having fun and not helping them any more with education and your blog is mainly now about your new Lexus and the time you spend at Disney World, well . . . then that would be questionable.
We’ll leave the linky open until October 1st and PRETTY PLEASE keep promoting this link up so we can be sure all new homeschool bloggers have had a chance to get linked up.