Why I Blog!

why I blog

Why I Blog – My Story

I began blogging 10 years ago when I started Enduring Prize using google blogger – I named it that because my goal with the blog was to encourage other mums, and myself, to press on to the goal of homeschooling our children towards the enduring prize of eternal life.  Since that time I’ve probably had about six different blogs.

Back then my daughters and even one of my sons had a blog. My local group of homeschool mums all read each others’ posts and commented on each others’ blogs. Our daughters also blogged and shared together. Some of those mums, like Trisha, are still blogging and inspiring me. I still pick Renelle’s brain for how she does things because her blog is so pretty. These local homeschool mums and I grew up sharing our homeschool journey and encouraging each other – online and offline.

Today, I blog to encourage women along the homeschool journey, and to equip them to be better homeschool teachers.

Why Blog

  • Blogging is a virtual staff room where you can share ideas and see other children’s creations. Reading other homeschool mother’s blogs is a source of inspiration.
  • Blogging is a virtual journal that not only records where you’ve been and what you’ve done but what you thought about it.
  • Blogging is a virtual community.  Through the Mum Heart Conferences I met Belinda, Susan and Carol . And I continue to be inspired by people I met for the first time there, like Barb and Corrina. You can connect with people who you would never normally meet in real life like Tracey, Chareen, and Kendra.
  • Blogging is a virtual education. You can learn so much from blogging. Not only from other bloggers like Jeanne who inspired many book looks. You also learn through the skill of blogging itself. Blogging makes you a better writer and communicator.

Getting Started Blogging

Blogging is a very satisfying, creative and constructive communication tool. If you are interested in starting your own blog it is quite easy to do. iBlog is a good ebook that will give you lots of skills and ideas for starting your own blog well.

Mums Encouraging Mums Blog Hop

I’ve already included some Aussie Homeschool Bloggers in this post but I don’t know how many others are out there.

Are you an Australian homeschool mum who blogs? Then we would love to get to know you and find out about your blog and why you blog.

Please join us in a new blog hop hosted by Belinda and I. Find out more

Spread the word and we can connect in a more intentional way.

mum's encouraging mums blog hop


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  1. Chareen  March 6, 2016

    Thank you for the shout out Michelle 🙂 I had so many plans to participate and started a post but it got lost in the busyness of life :'(
    No worries I’ve decided to share anyways and my post will go live tomorrow morning. I loved the questions and it has helped clarify some things for me about my blogging.

  2. Renelle  February 17, 2016

    Oh Michelle you are my encourager. After a break from blogging AMEAM popped up just at the right time to give me a little shove! I truly appreciate all you do on and off line. X

  3. Frangipani Bloomfields  February 17, 2016

    Blogging is a virtual community – so true!

    When I first began blogging (only a year ago 🙂 ) I was blogging in a bubble, but I quickly realized this was no fun! I love connecting with others and sharing the journey, it’s what makes blogging worthwhile!

    I am really excited about joining up with this blog hop 🙂 I look forward to “seeing” more of you!

    • Michelle  February 17, 2016

      I love that expression “blogging in a bubble” . I agree community is good.

  4. Belinda  February 17, 2016

    Hi Michelle – I love the virtual life aspects that you’ve listed here – each one is so true. Classroom, journal, community and education.

  5. Shelle  February 16, 2016

    Hi Michelle, firstly, thank you for starting the Australian Mums Encouraging Mums Blog Hop, it’s a lovely idea and I am looking forward to joining in and connecting with more of the community 🙂 Its nice to know a little more about your journey and how you came to blog, here at Homeschooling Downunder. x

    • Michelle  February 16, 2016

      Hi Shelle, it is excellent to read about all the fabulous women out there with a passion to share their faith and their homeschool journey.

  6. Sharon  February 15, 2016

    Thanks so much for providing this opportunity here in Australia. Blogging is like breathing to me. I think I would do it even if no-one was reading. So, I really value this chance to share our thoughts with each other. 🙂

    • Michelle  February 16, 2016

      Great, looking forward to reading your blog.

  7. Peta  February 11, 2016

    Hi Michelle,
    I’m interested in the blog hop. What exactly do I need to do? I blog at
    Cheers, Peta

    • Michelle  February 12, 2016

      Hi Peta,
      We would love to have you join us. Come back to my blog Monday to add your link and find out about our first topic.

      • Peta  February 12, 2016

        sure will do! 🙂


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