So, here’s a funny story for you. Yesterday morning, I woke up and turned on my phone to check my email. It’s kind of my start-the-day ritual because it’s always a possibility that the whole Internet just went right off the rails while I was sleeping. I mean, really, how can it continue without me?
So, I opened up Gmail and the first email message was a copy of my blog post, The 10 Commandments of Homeschooling. (Yes, I subscribe to my own blog so that I know if anything ever goes wrong with email delivery.)
I think my very first words of the day yesterday were something along the lines of, “Oh, crap! That was supposed to be tomorrow’s post!”
Yeah, that’s how my Monday started. I wrote the post on Saturday and scheduled it to post, I thought, on Tuesday. I had a note in my planner to proof-read and polish it up on Monday. Except, apparently, I scheduled it to post on Monday instead.
So, RSS and email subscribers, along with anyone who visited my blog between the hours of 6:00 and 8:30 AM got the unpolished, unproofed copy before I got all my theres, theirs, and they’res straightened out. Consider it your special treat for being a subscriber/getting up early.
That means that now, instead of getting to read some clever, tongue-in-cheek something or some amazing tip that’s going to revolutionize your homeschool (because we all know how often I share those), you get this story about posting gone awry.
I invite you to read my List-It Tuesday post from yesterday, The 10 Commandments of Homeschooling. Afterward, you can link up your post, tell your own funny can’t-believe-I-did-that story, or just leave me a comment saying, “Hey, I read your post before you proof-read it and totally caught that spot where you used the wrong their and left out ‘is’ and I just shook my head and thought, ‘I can’t believe she’s homeschooling her kids and can’t even use proper grammar.'”
Kris Bales is a newly-retired homeschool mom and the quirky, Christ-following, painfully honest founder (and former owner) of Weird, Unsocialized Homeschoolers. She has a pretty serious addiction to sweet tea and Words with Friends. Kris and her husband of over 30 years are parents to three amazing homeschool grads. They share their home with three dogs, two cats, a ball python, a bearded dragon, and seven birds.