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Sponsor Thank You: Homeschool Programming, Inc.

The Homeschool Blog Awards wouldn’t be possible without our great sponsors, so we want to take some time to thank them!  Please remember to visit their website and social media links to show your appreciation.

Homeschool Programming, Inc.

The award-winning KidCoder and TeenCoder computer programming courses will teach your students to create their own websites, games, and apps. No teacher expertise required.

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Homeschool Programming, Inc. has graciously donated one single-semester KidCoder or TeenCoder course of the winner’s choice, including the optional instructional videos, to one of the winners of the Homeschool Blog Awards.

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Sara (34 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


A Word From Our Sponsors

Homeschool Products from Nest Learning
***3 FREE Complete Drawing Lessons from the SEE THE LIGHT 9 DVD/36 lesson ART CLASS curriculum that is used by many homeschooling families. Recommended for ages 6 + + http://www.seethelightshine.com/free-lessons/***

2014 Homeschool Blog Awards Nominations Open Today! #HSBA2014

 

#HSBA2014 NOMINATIONS

Click this button to go to the Nominations form.

 

If you’re new here and need all the details on the Homeschool Blog Awards, you can find that info on our Awards page.  Otherwise… if you already know all about the awards and are ready to participate, let’s get started!

Our nominations form is on a Google document online – and you fill the entire form out at the same time (20 blog nominations). We suggest making a little note to yourself on a piece of paper with all of the CORRECT URLS of your favorite bloggers and their CORRECTLY SPELLED blog names so you won’t waste your nomination. Another way to work the form is to use TABS in your browser and look up each blog you want to nominate while you leave the Google Nominations Document OPEN and copy and paste the title and url of each blog over. That way there’s no chance of a misspelling.

Common sense applies on nominating in the categories: dads for dad category, teens for teen category, etc. If the blog does not fit the category, we will delete the nomination. Category descriptions are included as you nominate blogs to make the nomination experience easier.  You are not required to nominate in every category.

The Rules

1. Be sure to check our legal policy: http://hsbapost.com/hsba-legal-policy – by nominating a blog or voting you are agreeing to them!

2. You may only nominate each category one time. If you get kicked out for some reason, you can come back later and nominate again – but only in the categories that you weren’t able to nominate the first time. We suggest you make a list and have it handy – of all the nominations you want to make in EVERY category – and get it done all at once. And remember where you are in your list (check it off as you nominate) so you can start where you left off if you have to come back later for any reason.

3. You may not nominate one blog for more than one category.

4. Authors and administrators of the Homeschool Post are not eligible for the awards – so please don’t nominate them. {We love you, too – and feel free to visit our blogs and comment instead!} If you don’t know who our authors are, you can find our team page here.

5. Remember that we are family friendly due to the fact that most homeschoolers have a bunch of kids looking over their shoulders when they are online. Nominated blogs should be appropriate for all viewing audiences. For more on detailed rules, see our Terms and Conditions. Any blog that does not meet this rule will be eliminated from the voting stage.

6. Please be sure to enter your nomination data correctly so that your favorite blogs make it into the voting stage. Follow the nomination form instructions carefully. With over 1,000 nominations, we cannot verify every incorrect url. Incorrect nominations will be deleted.

7. To be eligible for nomination the blog must be active. If there are no posts in over two months, they are not qualified.

8. Keep up with our Awards Update page until the end of the awards season to find out what is happening. We have a “Updates” section that has the latest.

9. Nominations begin on October 6th, 2014 at 12:01 (PST) and end on October 20th at midnight (PST). Voting won’t begin until November 3rd. {We need a little time to get the polls created for you!}

10. If you tweet about the awards on Twitter, use hashtag #HSBA2014 so we can follow along.

Have fun and don’t stare at the computer screen too long. Try not to procrastinate and have your favorite blogs left off the list!

We can’t wait to see the nomination list – we love homeschool bloggers!

Oh… and SPREAD THE WORD: You can do so by blogging about, linking to, tweeting about, facebooking about, google-plussing, and social bookmarking this post!

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Sara (34 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


A Word From Our Sponsors

Homeschool Products from Nest Learning
***3 FREE Complete Drawing Lessons from the SEE THE LIGHT 9 DVD/36 lesson ART CLASS curriculum that is used by many homeschooling families. Recommended for ages 6 + + http://www.seethelightshine.com/free-lessons/***

What’s New at The Homeschool Post?

 

 

 

What's New at The Homeschool Post? @hsbapost #homeschool

Are you enjoying the excitement of starting a new homeschool year?  Do you have renewed energy and big plans for the months to come after taking some time off this summer?  Fall always inspires me to start with a clean slate even though we really homeschool year-round.

The Homeschool Post has some big things in store this fall, too.  We’re getting a redesign, just in time to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the annual Homeschool Blog Awards!  How exciting is that?  We’ll be going offline over the weekend to make some changes behind the scenes, but we’ll be back next week with a whole new look.

Speaking of the Homeschool Blog Awards . . . start thinking about nominations!  {Tweet This} They are coming soon and we want this Awards season to be bigger and better than ever in celebration of the 10th anniversary!  I’m looking forward to seeing the nominations and rewarding fellow homeschool bloggers with recognition and prizes.

We are also adding new writers to our team, including a homeschool dad.  We have plans to add more writers to the team and are opening up guest post opportunities, so get in touch if you’re interested in more information.  If you are a homeschool vendor interested in advertising opportunities or Awards sponsorships, please contact us as well.

Since taking over here at The Post this spring, things have been a whirlwind.  I have been a reader of this blog since 2008 and a writer on the team since 2013.  I have the utmost respect for the homeschool community here, our team of writers, our founder Sprittibee, her successor Lisa (who has been a good friend and mentor to me through this process), and all that goes into maintaining a valuable resource that aims to encourage, inform, and connect homeschoolers.

I pray you are all blessed by reading and interacting with The Homeschool Post!

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Sara (34 Posts)

I'm a reader, writer, dreamer, wife, and homeschooling mom of 3 girls. We take a relaxed, eclectic, Charlotte Mason-leaning, Montessori-ish, literature-rich, delight-directed, almost unschooling-at-times approach to learning. Lots of unit studies, field trips, and lapbooks, too. I like to blog about our learning adventures (plus faith and encouragement) at Embracing Destiny.


A Word From Our Sponsors

Homeschool Products from Nest Learning
***3 FREE Complete Drawing Lessons from the SEE THE LIGHT 9 DVD/36 lesson ART CLASS curriculum that is used by many homeschooling families. Recommended for ages 6 + + http://www.seethelightshine.com/free-lessons/***