Jimmie’s Collage just posted about Balancing the Good and the Bad on your Homeschool Blog ending with the question
If you are a homeschool blogger, how do you ride this line between being too rosy and being too negative?
I probably go too negative, possibly whiny! But when I know I’m being whiny, I wait a while before clicking publish to edit.
Perhaps I take the legality of homeschooling and relative respectability of it, for granted. A lot of funny, bloggable stories come out of the clash of what I thought would work and what worked. I didn’t write about the long wait for fluent reading to kick in for B until it did kick in and I have written about the bumps our co-op has gone through on the road to communicating clearly and knowing what our purpose was. I figure we are in a safe enough spot to write candidly about the realities of homeschooling, nothing is as disheartening as unrealistic expectations.
My biggest blogging concern is not how homeschooling looks as a movement; our problems are not the ones most people think of right off the bat, but of course (being human) we have problems. My concern is that I not embarrass my kids. If I write anything about them, or put up a photo, I ask them first, because I don’t really have a great sense of where their embarrass points are.
What are your rules for your homeschool blog?
And if you think I’m too whiny, I’m not sure I want to know!