I took a look back at my ten most popular posts for 2016. Here they are – plus a few thoughts about what I’ve learned my first year, and where I want Not So Formulaic to go.
I started this blog eleven months ago.
I didn’t quit. I didn’t burn out. I even ended up with a few freelance opportunities. It’s been an eye opening experience: not only have I learned a lot about writing for the web, I have also honed my craft as a writer.
I think I’m better for both these things.
Since February of 2016, I’ve written about faith, family, homeschooling, and everything in between. My goal for this year? To write about the same topics, but to narrow my focus and highlight the truth I wanted to set from the beginning: that stereotypes can’t define us. Not as Catholic, Christian women. Not as homeschooling moms. Not as gifted or special needs advocates. Not as writers or writing teachers.
My ten most popular posts for 2016 are an eclectic mix, and part of the reason I’ve decided to narrow my focus. Without further ado, here they are:
Not So Formulaic’s top ten posts for 2016
Every family has rough days, whether you homeschool or not. I keep this list in my back pocket!
Life with a pack is much better than life as a lone wolf. I’m glad my 2E daughter has hers.
Yes, you can write a solid essay. No, it doesn’t have to be five paragraphs.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned as a mother, it’s to listen to my kids. They’re actually pretty good at recognizing their own needs.
Bedtime at my house is a combination of Goodnight Moon, Cirque du Soleil, and Dante’s Inferno. Here’s how we cope.
Lord, have mercy – and let my child be president. Not a criminal mastermind.
“Mom, I know what I am: extraordinary!”
Just when I thought I knew everything, life threw me a curveball and taught me something new.
Catholic artisans. Coupon codes. Hooray!
I try to assume the best of people. I only wish this person had given me the same courtesy.
Life isn’t formulaic. Here’s to another year of forging our own path.