Happy 1st!

1st-birthday-1Is it a birthday or an anniversary?  Still Learning Something New officially began February 21, 2013.   Birthday feels like the right word.  The original idea to encourage, advise, and share ideas and resources to a web based homeschooling community was a “conceived” notion (and like each of my five children, a complete surprise)!  I spent months keeping the idea hidden inside of me.  After some time, I trusted my ideas with my family and some of my closest friends.  I prayed, fell in love, made lists, researched, studied, compared, prepared, and finally “birthed”  Still Learning Something New.

I had absolutely no idea what to expect from my own blog , and I’m both surprised and pleased with all that’s happened during this first year.  40,000 views from more than 60 countries, 200 subscribed followers, a social media audience,  awards, and best of all, friendships made.   And of course, lessons learned.

Instead of sharing lesson plans or advice today, I’m sharing some of the highlights from this first year.

The post most visited and shared  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/05/27/preparing-the-defense/

My attempt to explain our family’s learning method  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/05/08/why-and-how/

The one I wrote from my heart and barely received any views  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/11/concerned-teacher/

The Homeschooling Humor posts on Mondays have been fun for me.  I so NEED to start the week off with a funny or two.  You can access the complete Monday collection here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/?s=homeschool+humor

My favorite thing about our homeschool is our chalkboard wall and I’ve had the most comments left on the posts when I’ve shared our art.  Our wall gallery can be seen here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/one-of-our-favorite-things-the-wall/

As I look back over the year these are the two posts that tie for what I thought were the best.  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/04/blogs-in-heaven/ and https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/2013/03/05/the-pen-of-power/

The special days posts seem to be the most helpful for both myself and those of you who visit.  The special days listing for March is being worked on now so be looking for it in a few days.  It won’t be until April that there’s a listing for a whole year.  Then, I’ll start improving them.  For the past months click here  https://stilllearningsomethingnew.com/page/2/?s=special+days

I thank each and everyone of you that visit here.  You encourage me.  I’m curious about what year two is going to be.  Know that I would welcome any comments and suggestions from you.

betty jo



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