Blog carnivals. I like them but I don’t really participate in them or even read them very much. I should do both, but I find I don’t really have the time or the attention span. I just opened my Bloglines (that’s a feed reader you should be using) and see that I have no less than 5 carnivals saved to read. Two of those have been saved for more than three weeks. If you’re a betting woman you should be slapping your money down and betting against me ever reading those. I want to. I just clicked them all open, each in a shiny new firefox (that’s a browser you should be using) tab. But no, I don’t have the time.
I will, however, tell you that when I decided to homeschool Michelle one of the first things I did was track down all of the homeschool blogs I could find and I read every Carnival of Education and Carnival of Homeschooling edition I could get my hands on. Inspiration is good, and there is safety in numbers – even when the numbers are doing it in ways that just aren’t right for your family (or maybe any family – but that’s a flamewar waiting to happen and this blog isn’t ready for that. Patience, please.)
I do have time for a quick run through of both Carnival of Homeschooling and Homeschool Country Fair (which is new and lovely and you should submit an entry!).
From the Carnival, Raising Girls was interesting, though I don’t think it’s the response I would have given to such a question. The Thinking Mother shares her views on the blogging vs chat lists question. I have issues with the use of the phrase “chat list”, but I enjoyed her comparision and critique.
From the County Fair, You Don’t Have to Be Religious was awesome and How to Plan a Structured Year scared the you know what out of me.
Maybe next week I’ll be able to read every entry… no, probably not. So many carnivals, so little time.
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