As a writer, you can make a difference in your readers’ lives. How might your readers affect you? This week on Home School Heartbeat, we have heard from four writers who use blogs as a forum to present homeschooling to a national audience. Today, host Mike Farris explores those questions.
Today I’m going to be asking our blogger guests from this week, how they’ve been impacted by writing about homeschooling in their blog. Let’s start with Andrea.
I’ve been thrilled by the optimistic feedback! People are curious about who homeschoolers are, and that has fueled my fire to continue to bridge this gap.
Heather, what’s your response?
We have several who are reading there to supplement their children’s education; we have others who are trying to decide whether or not they want to homeschool, as well as public and private school teachers, and even school administrators. So, there’s a challenge, but it’s only that I don’t get lazy in the content that I post.
And Kerry, what would you have to say?
Well, I really enjoy meeting current and prospective homeschooling parents at park days and other homeschooling activities and hearing, “Hey, I really enjoy following your blog, ‘City Kids Homeschooling.’” I hope that it’s encouraging some parents to remain city dwellers and homeschool their kids!
Finally, Danielle, what are your thoughts?
Well, my readers have responded with generally an overwhelming sense of gratitude—that someone is putting a personal and a positive face on homeschooling in the media. And I, in turn, have been encouraged by my readers, because it’s through them that I can see the wide variety of ways that families find success and happiness through homeschooling.