Hello fellow homeschoolers! Well, it’s now official, we’re here in the blogosphere… FINALLY! To be honest, I spent the last 30 minutes struggling with what would be my first official post. It should be prolific after all this time, right? Grand in nature. Broad in scope. So, I struggled some more… How would I start this company blog? Here I sat, nothing typed–and then I realized it’s just like walking into a large room with a handful of people you’ve never met–I’ll introduce myself to you and tell you what I’m all about. It seems like the polite thing to do, right?
First of all, my name is Kate Whiting and I am the Chief Marketing Officer for Homeschool.com. Homeschool.com started back in 2000 and is still going strong today. I started working with the company about 7 years ago and I’ve been loving it ever since. I can’t imagine doing anything else. I get to work with homeschoolers and the different companies that help us compile curriculum and resources for our users and I get to work with an amazing readership who is active on the site, stopping by over 2.5 million times each year. I am so thankful to be a part of a movement that is dear to my heart and being part of a company who is a leader in the homeschooling community. But, enough about that–this space really isn’t about business–this space is mostly about people. It’s about the family, education, traveling, work and the everyday adventures we go through as homeschoolers. I wanted to start this blog because, I have to admit, I work with some amazing people. Everyone here in this office is passionate about something, and I wanted our readers to know a little bit more about us. I wanted to let our users learn more about the people behind the company, and our everyday “Educational Adventures.” After all, we’re homeschoolers just like you!
I hope this blog will take on a life of it’s own. I hope to share with you the people I meet, the places I go, the things I do, and share with you the people who are doing good things in the industry. People who are passionate about the same things we are passionate about. And, just to see if you are paying attention, every once in awhile I may toss in something from left field.
So, there you have it. My little introduction to the blogosphere. If you have questions or comments, please ask. I’m listening!
**There will be no shortage of passion in this blog. Sometimes you may agree with me, sometimes not. I want to hear from you–anytime and all the time. I can’t wait for the conversations to start! What I do ask though, is that you respect the space. A few months ago, I read a man’s blog about his “Living Room Policy.” It was great and I whole-heartedly agree. To paraphrase, he asked that people be respectful with their comments. Constructive criticism is welcome, slander and profanity is not. Basically, please don’t say something here that you wouldn’t say in one of our living rooms. I would appreciate and trust that our readers wouldn’t even think to do that but I feel inclined to bring it up nonetheless. :)**