The Cate’s of Why Homeschool is hosting the 7 year anniverary edition of the Carnival of Homeschool – The Hope edition. Henry and Janine Cate started this carnival seven years ago and it is probably the longest continuing runnning carnival out there. Henry is a great example of what it takes to be a successful blogger. I know he has made a huge impact on the homeschooling “blogiverse”.
Welcome to the seventh anniversary of the Carnival of Homeschooling. This is the 366th edition! Seven years ago we published the first edition of the Carnival of Homeschooling. The carnival was born with a number of hopes. We hoped to provide a forum for homeschool bloggers to get to know and support each other. We hoped the carnival will provide our blog and other homeschooling blogs a little more visibility. Largely I think the carnival has been successful in meeting these goals. I had a few additional goals. I hoped that maybe the Carnival of Homeschooling would provide a tipping point for a few families. That maybe the carnival would provide the encouragement needed for a few more families give homeschooling a try. And that maybe a few discouraged families would stay with homeschooling than if the carnival had not existed. I don’t know if the carnival was a tipping point, but I like to hope it made a difference for at least a few children.