This morning, my kids and I are relishing the fall Santa Cruz weather. I cranked up the heat for the first time since spring, and we can hear the tap of rain on our wood roof. Love that cozy fall feeling!
I’m also excited to be finally launching Steer Me Right! I realized it will never be finished, but it seems semi-presentable, and it might even prove useful. So I went for it!
I’d been considering new blogging ideas for a while, but the concept of a homeschool information site for Santa Cruz county didn’t occur to me until I began interacting with the Santa Cruz Sentinel’s Media Lab. I’d always thought of blogging as a far-reaching, global activity. At the Media Lab, I found many first-rate local blogs connecting people right here, and it dawned on me that local blogging is a great tool for building community. Steer Me Right may be useful beyond our area, but its main focus is Santa Cruz county.
Naturally, I thought of homeschooling, since that’s my main occupation. During the past 12 years I’ve often wanted a round-up of classes, a place to share messages that wouldn’t be buried in my inbox, ideas for field trips, a list of used curriculum for sale, ways to find activities to build my children’s friendships, and more. When our wonderful Rebekah Crill discontinued the Coast and Valley Broadcast email, I knew this blog would fill that need and many others.
Speaking of the Coast and Valley Broadcast, I’m considering adding a password-protected directory of homeschool families who contact me with their information. If you’d like to be included and have access to this listing, please send me your contact information. Don’t worry – I will never sell your information to a third party! It will be used only for the directory.
Please feel free to send me your comments and suggestions about Steer Me Right. I’ll be blogging about many homeschool topics, from record keeping to field trips and recipes. If there’s a topic you’d like to see addressed, let me know! I want this to be a dynamic, useful blog, and I welcome your participation.
See you next time!