I originally started Beanland in 2006 as a way to document our family’s day-to-day life, but since that time we’ve started several ongoing adventures that I’ve shared in smatterings on this blog along the way.
I’ve been surprised and happy to attract a variety of readers, but thus far I haven’t felt that I’ve served any of my audiences very well.
Those who come for healthy recipes and inspiration have sometimes gone for months without anything pertinent. And aside from the few mentions I’ve given the topic over the years, those hoping to follow our homeschooling journey have had to just email their questions in.
I’ve learned so much myself from reading other blogs that it never really sat right to me that I didn’t give much back with my own blog.
I made two changes recently in hopes of improving the relevance of this blog:
- Posting change – I’ve danced around the healthy eating and homeschooling posts in the past because I didn’t want to turn off the friends and family just visiting for cute kid pictures. But I’ve decided to share ALL our adventures as they come, which I hope will include detailed posts like recipes and curriculum reviews that I had been hesitant to post in the past. Those looking for cute kids may have to scroll a little more. 🙂
- Organizing change – I’ve categorized all my old posts and you can now use the “Topics” dropdown menu in the sidebar to drill right to what you’re looking for. I need to do some refining still, because I want to call out some other topics I’ve wandered into like Deliberate Mothering and Parenting & Household Hacks.
Any burning questions you have or things you’d like to see more of?
I haven’t been the best at staying on top of comments so I’m sure there are things that have been asked that I have overlooked.
However, if you leave a comment on THIS post, it’s very likely to get a proper answer in a future blog post.
Don’t be shy. I try to live my life as a (fairly) open book and anonymous questions are fine, too. 😉