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    Filed at 3:08 am under by dcobranchi

    Six years ago:

    Welcome to my blog. This blog is dedicated to homeschooling and other education articles that I find interesting. It may also include some Delaware-specific “edustuff”. Forewarned and all that.

    Of course, when that post was published comments were an only to-be-wished-for feature at blogspot. Perma-links hadn’t even been invented. Yeah, we’re older than dirt.

    Over the years the blog “theme” has certainly drifted away from being a strictly homeschool edublog. That’s partially because I started blogging around the same time we started homeschooling, so I was still a newbie and very much radicalized. But also, I think, homeschooling itself in the last six years has become so mainstream and we’ve won all of the legal battles that this blog was designed to chronicle. That’s a good thing.

    So the blog has morphed from being a somewhat DE-centric edu-blog to whatever it is today. Along the way the name has changed twice. The original thoroughly boring name that I literally came up with during the blogspot registration, Homeschool & Other Education Stuff, was pretty accurate. During the cyber charter wars (CCANHS!) I got frustrated with the continual misuse of the word “homeschool” and changed it to Home Education & Other Stuff. The tagline was still “A libertarian leaning edu-blog.” Sometime a couple of years ago, I switched the “official” name to HE&OS and put “Home Education & Other Stuff” in front of the tagline. Finally, in response to a flaming email that my support for universal health coverage was anti-libertarian, the tagline was changed to what it is today.

    The stats from those early days are funny, too. There are more than a few days with zero page views.

    And, finally, a shout out to the longest-time participant here at Homeschool & Other Education Stuff Home Education & Other Stuff HE&OS. Traci’s been here since before the start, when this was an email distribution list of a dozen homeschoolers in DE. Hi, Traci! Thanks for hanging with me.

    And thanks to the rest of you HE&OSers. Without your comments and participation, this blog would have died an uncommented-upon death long ago.

    UPDATE: Based on Don’s comment, I’ve changed the name and tagline once again.

    25 Responses to “TIME FLIES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN”


    Comment by
    Andrea_R
    May 9th, 2008
    at 7:54 am

    well it certainly has been entertaining. 🙂


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    May 9th, 2008
    at 7:59 am

    Definitely! 🙂

    Nance


    Comment by
    COD
    May 9th, 2008
    at 8:39 am

    So your blog has outlasted a lot of marriages 🙂


    Comment by
    Darren
    May 9th, 2008
    at 9:20 am

    I’ve certainly enjoyed reading it, and I hope you continue on!

    My wife and I have only been homeschooling “officially” for 2 years now, so I always like to see what the veterans have to say.

    God (or the FSM) bless 😉

    Darren


    Comment by
    don
    May 9th, 2008
    at 9:21 am

    I think with the current focus of the blog you should change the name again. I propose Home Education, Religion, Politics & Eclectic Stuff (HERP&ES)


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    May 9th, 2008
    at 9:44 am

    LOL! Would that make the folks who endure my daily blather here HERP&ES sufferers?


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    May 9th, 2008
    at 9:50 am

    Done! 🙂


    Comment by
    don
    May 9th, 2008
    at 10:33 am

    Oh my God! I didn’t think you’d actually put that up there.


    Comment by
    COD
    May 9th, 2008
    at 10:43 am

    The incoming Google hits should get a lot more interesting.


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    May 9th, 2008
    at 11:03 am

    I didn’t think you’d actually put that up there.

    How could I not? It’s the perfect acronym for what we’ve been talking about. And funny as hell.


    Comment by
    April
    May 9th, 2008
    at 11:41 am

    That’s the first time a bloglines header has made me snort my coffee. Thanks!


    Comment by
    Rob
    May 9th, 2008
    at 12:08 pm

    Yay!


    Comment by
    Lisa Giebitz
    May 9th, 2008
    at 12:25 pm

    *snort* *giggle*

    Congrats!


    Comment by
    Traci
    May 9th, 2008
    at 12:52 pm

    Oh Dear!
    It seems now that I’ve caught the HERP&ES from surfing your blog on the internet!!!!!!!!! Well the good news, at least it seems that it comes with it’s own support group!
    Mucho Congrats Daryl! & Thanks for the shout out!
    Wow! where has the time gone??

    You do know that I am convinced that all my personal emails/websurfing are being scanned by the government because I am a frequent reader of your blog and as you noted I date to the beginnings of it all. hahaha

    I think that every time I log on the computer & it takes forever for something to load, open or generally gets hung up in cyberspace.
    It just couldn’t be that I am one of the last people left on earth on dial up!!

    Peace & Blessings to you Friend & your Dear Family !


    Comment by
    Andrea_R
    May 9th, 2008
    at 12:55 pm

    Uh, I think I’ll have some ‘splainin to do later… 😀


    Comment by
    Bonnie
    May 9th, 2008
    at 1:32 pm

    I always knew I’d catch the “bad disease” hanging out with you liberals! 🙂

    Personally…I liked the old name when we were all H&OES.


    Comment by
    Nance Confer
    May 9th, 2008
    at 2:20 pm

    Who knew? I thought it was only toilet seats I had to worry about. . . 🙂

    Nance


    Comment by
    Not June Cleaver
    May 9th, 2008
    at 3:07 pm

    Share the love, baby! Great new name.


    Comment by
    Carole in DE
    May 9th, 2008
    at 11:13 pm

    Hey from Delaware!

    Great new name, and thanks for bringing all that edustuff and other stuff to our attention.


    Comment by
    Andrea
    May 10th, 2008
    at 2:09 pm

    Am I the only one who looks at the blog name and sees “HERPES”… Just wondering!


    Comment by
    Daryl Cobranchi
    May 10th, 2008
    at 2:40 pm

    That’s the joke, Andrea. Read through the comments above.


    Comment by
    sam
    May 11th, 2008
    at 1:16 pm

    well look at you go


    Comment by
    Terri
    May 11th, 2008
    at 11:40 pm

    Definitely digging the name change. 😉


    Comment by
    Jay
    May 13th, 2008
    at 7:33 am

    I like it!


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