October 05, 2009
It's that time of year again. And quite honestly, I don't know how I'm going to do it with a baby in the mix. This will be a new experience.
I know you are all excited to get the awards started, but first there has to be a lot of behind the scenes work and housekeeping done first.
Just to give you a heads up so you can start tweeting and spreading the news... the awards will be covering October and November this year. There will be 2 weeks to nominate, and 2 weeks to vote. Nominations begin in October, voting takes place in November. We want to have the entire process finished by Thanksgiving break so that all of our team can enjoy our holidays! There's a lot of work involved, but it is worth it when we get to check out all the groovy blogs you all nominate.
Now that I'm back from North Carolina (Type-A Mom) and my womens retreat, I'll be working on:
1. Finding someone to help me fix the broken washing machine while wringing out every item of clothing that comes out of it before it goes in the dryer - by HAND.
2. Trying to maintain order while we get the baby back in to a regular napping and sleeping schedule after long hours in the car.
3. Getting my butt in gear with homeschool... we just ate up one of our weeks off in December for sure!
4. Rounding up some prizes for the award winners of the 2009 Homeschool Blog Awards (nominations will be starting on October 19th!)...
Do you know of a great homeschool-friendly business that is interested in rewarding some bloggers for their passion and voice in the blogosphere? Please email me with contact information so we can send them a formal request to be a HSBA sponsor for 2009.
We're excited to launch the FIFTH ANNUAL Homeschool Blog Awards at the Homeschool Post and are hoping that it will be our best year yet!
Hop over and take a look at this year's lovely author line-up that Darcy made for us on the sidebar! And in case you didn't know, The Post is open for business every day - not just during awards season. You can find great homeschooling and parenting information and encouragement there all year round.
I hope you fall in love with all the ladies there like I have. They are such a great team to work with! I'm very honored to be part of such a great collaborative site.
Don't miss our big announcement Wednesday at the Homeschool Post!