Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Bloggers' Block

I guess it had to come. Long overdue perhaps. To be honest, I never saw myself having the stamina to maintain a blog for as long as I have with this one. The dreaded bloggers' block seems to have hit me.

I don't know why it is. I actually have a lot to say. More books to research and booklists to upload. Crazy ideas about homelearning and how much we've enjoyed playing games and puzzles these past few weeks.

But the words don't want to flow into the sort of homeschooling report I normally give.

I think it's a reflection of how much we've changed, the kiddo and I. While a lot of our earlier homeschooling used to be Mom-directed, this year I am feeling the difference that comes with a maturing child and deepening learning interests. There's just too much breadth AND depth to all we want to learn that a lot of it isn't as easy to describe out loud. While previously I had clear plans about what we were going to do, I now find myself using that time researching book after book and program after program to facilitate the kiddo's learning interests. And looking for fleeting moments to capture little learning records in my log book. While I used to fret over wanting to flit from curriculum to curriculum, there's now an urge to have it all and use the resources as a buffet instead of an ala carte menu...learn all you want need to feel bad about sticking to any particular order or product.

And we have a pile of books we both want to read. Remember I mentioned how I couldn't bear going to the library to check out books and see them left in unread piles all over our carpet? Well, that circumstance has changed somewhat. I've relaxed my requirements about books to read too since happily, the kiddo is able to easily discern these days which books are well written AS WELL AS funny and silly, and which ones are clearly just plain silly and condescending to children.

Maybe I do have a lot to say after all LOL.


  1. The great thing about feed readers is that you see things automatically. It's no problem if your favorite bloggers take time off, you'll be there when they get back. :)

    We've been having fun this year with Words on the Vine and Spelling Works. I've also got the Giggly Guide to Grammar around for when those are finished / get old. I really treasure your booklists!

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    Thank you Stephanie! The 'favorite' in your comment is such a thoughtful compliment :)

  3. I'm suffering from blogger's block, too. Mine's more from "I just don't have anything to say about homeschooling right now." I've been hoping to just blog about life, but that's not proving very fruitful, either. Even my art blog is languishing a bit 'cause I just haven't had time to do any art lately. Ugh.

    I miss you when you don't blog, but I do understand and will always greet new posts with excitement. Blog when you feel inspired, Dear Friend. :)

  4. I'm sure you won't run out of things to say for long :)

  5. Hi Suji,

    Please continue to share your findings and insights. I'm benefitting loads from going through your posts, right from the beginning!

    I'm arriving at a very similar stage as you are experiencing now so I'm very interested to see how you get on with your new approach.

    Good luck with it all.

  6. Thanks so much for these beautiful comments ladies. I hope I am not giving the impression of not writing this blog anymore :) Just not sure how to say what I want to you find yourselves feeling like you need a change of style or pace of presentation or something similar? I find myself needing something different with this blog all the time...whereas in other areas, I'm known to do the same thing over and over...odd ol' me!

    Thanks again ladies...really appreciate it.


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