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6000 BLOGS

Filed at 7:53 pm under by dcobranchi

Lovely press release from Gena.

8 Responses to “6000 BLOGS”


Comment by
COD
May 27th, 2006
at 8:15 pm

She’s right, I had never even thought about blogging until Igot 17 free issues of TOS in the mail in one day 😉

Oh wait, I takwe that back. I’ve been blogging since Jan 2001. – well before Gena had ever heard of it, I’m sure.


Comment by
Doc
May 27th, 2006
at 8:45 pm

“When Gena Suarez, Publisher of The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, first came up with the idea for HomeschoolBlogger, many in the homeschooling community didn’t even know what a blog was.”

That just needs to be amended to “in the Christian homeschooling community”. Everyone else knew about blogs last century.

Nancy Carter, Marketing Director, stated to Lynn Harris that TOS readership was 100,000, yet TOS’s own media page lists their quarterly printings at 33,000. Are they assuming that 3 different people read each issue?


Comment by
Tim Haas
May 27th, 2006
at 9:50 pm

Three actually is the standard “pass-along” assumption in the magazine biz.


Comment by
Bonnie
May 28th, 2006
at 2:16 am

This is all so weird!

I want HSLDA to stop speaking for me on a national level! I want NCHE to stop speaking for me on the state level! I want everyone else to stop speaking for me on every other level!!!!

Grrrrrrr!!!!!!


Comment by
Andrea
May 28th, 2006
at 8:21 am

*bangs head on desk*

Does the 6,000 include dead blogs and duplicate blogs for users?


Comment by
Doc
May 28th, 2006
at 11:34 am

Really Andrea, I just went and checked their member list, and my conservative estimate is only about 20% active blogs. When they were deleting member blogs for being critical of the Pearls, they claimed they were “cleaning house”, but there still literally hundreds of blogs that have not been active for 6 or more months.


Comment by
Andrea
May 28th, 2006
at 1:29 pm

I figured – look how many dead blogs are on Blogger for example.

ugh, I could ramble more, but I’d better stop. Just deleted three sentences. Argh.


Comment by
Missy
May 28th, 2006
at 3:27 pm

Doc said: “That just needs to be amended to “in the Christian homeschooling community”. Everyone else knew about blogs last century.”

Okay? Why only the Christian homeschooling community? I would guess that there are still several in the homeschooling community, Christian or not, that don’t know what a blog is. What difference does it make whether they are Christian? I thought the article was talking about homeschoolers?

Cluelessness is not only limited to Christians as evident by your statement.