I think that I like my new home!

I have been playing around for a couple of days here at homeschooljournal.net and I have to say that I like it! The interface is really easy to use. I like the fact that if I am reading my blog and notice something that I want to change, I can click on the edit button and make the change without having to go through a whole major process like I had to over at blogger. The conversion was as easy as pressing a button. All my old posts were brought over including my comments.

Above all though, my favorite thing is the categories!! Yippee! No more trying to remember what month I wrote something…just click on a category and I can find it no problem! This will really help as I tend to post links to my blog a lot on my homeschooling email lists…much easier then re-typing out how Jason learned to read every time the subject comes up.

So I am still playing around and trying to figure out exactly how things work (like why my categories do not list out in alpha order) and how to change things around on my sidebar a bit. But all and all I am really happy.

So thanks to Andrea and Ron! (Yes, this is run by real homeschoolers..real people!) I hope they know what they are in for. ;)

About throwingmarshmallows

I am a homeschooling mom to two sweet, energetic boys although I am probably not exactly what you would expect (definitely NOT your stereotypical homeschooler, if there is really such a thing). I support progressive political causes (yes, liberals can and do homeschool!) and I have found a spiritual home in the Unitarian Universalist Church. I have no real idea of how I want to use this blog, but will probably focus on homeschooling, things that I am learning from my boys, personal thoughts and opinions and maybe some liberal politics thrown in, who knows!
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9 Responses to I think that I like my new home!

  1. Ron says:

    You’re welcome. While I’m here, welcome aboard :)

  2. Steph says:

    Hello from a fellow Virginian! Your web log looks terrific.

  3. Hey! Another Stephanie too. :) I don’t meet too many other Stephanies…and a Va to boot! Do I know you from any email lists? Va Eclectic is a great statewide list…lots of great conversations. I will have to jump over and check out your blog! Thanks for stopping by!

    And thanks for the Welcome Ron! Andrea just updated my blog with some neat new options for modifying my sidebars! I am psyched!

  4. Steph says:

    Hi Stephanie! Thanks so much for “visiting.” I thought I recognized you as one of the moderators of VAEclectic. It is an *awesome* e-mail list. However, I haven’t read or posted there in quite a while. My on-line time has been pretty limited. :-) I am enjoying reading your web log, and “meeting” you and your family this way.

  5. Steph! I thought that I recognized the momto2fiestykids address. You have to come back to Va Eclectic…it really is so much fun! We need more folks from the Shenendoah. But I understand about the limited time thing…I am struggling right now and haven’t updated my blog lately. Actually I have been having too much fun playing around behind the scenes, trying to customize it *just* right….

  6. schoolofmook says:

    I think Stephanie is responsible for bringing lots of us over from blogger! Thanks and thanks to Andrea and Ron — they are incredibly responsive to the issues I’ve had. This is an awesome service, and I echo Stephanie on its ease of use and my love the categories. Since I use this as my homeschool log, its nice to be able to look back and track what we’ve done in math or reading or books we’ve loved.

    Now, all I have to do is go through my 100 previous posts and assign categories!

  7. But that is half the fun Marjorie! I have been having too much fun doing all the behind the scenes stuff that I really need to get around to blogging again. :)

  8. schoolofmook says:

    This is true, its like paging through a scrapbook. All it takes is time…

  9. Hi Stephanie, I would love to come back to VAEclectic; I am still on board – I think – I’ve just been on “no mail” for a long time. Do you mind telling me (in a private e-mail, perhaps) what part of Shenandoah you’re from? :-) Steph~http://momof3feistykids.blogspot.com