People ask me why I blog over on Blogger/Blogspot rather than on Homeschool Blogger which is run by the Old Schoolhouse magazine.
I started this blog on Blogger/Blogspot before Homeschool Blogger was up and running OR before I knew it existed.
In order to learn more about Homeschool Blogger I set up an account, also under the name of The Thinking Mother.
Here are some pro's and con's.
I run Google AdSense ads on my blog and make money. I am not making much but it is a tiny bit which is better than nothing. I can do this on Blogger/Blogspot but not on Homeschool Blogger, so far as I know.
I can be an Amazon Associate and earn a percentage of books or anything purchased on Amazon if it goes through links on my blog. I am new to that and have made less than $5 so far but still it is something. I can do this on Blogger but not on Homeschool Blogger, so far as I know.
I already am familiar with Blogger/Blogspot but not Homeschool Blogger. They don't work the same, technically speaking, and to move to Homeschool Blogger would mean learning something else new which I don't find at all fun. I have limited time for blogging and don't want to spend that time on learning new computer stuff which is boring to me. I just want to write and post that to blogs.
If I were on Homeschool Blogger I could find other homeschooling blogs easily. I could make a little community. I don't have that with Blogger/Blogspot.
So for now I remain on Blogger/Blogspot.
One more thing, Blogger/Blogspot was purchased by Google. I have confidence that this site and service will remain open and running. I am not quite sure why Homeschool Blogger/Old Schoolhouse magazine runs a blog site and 'what is in it for them'. I question their ability to run the sites. It must cost money to maintain. What are they getting out of it other than maybe selling more magazine subscriptions? I know that Mothering magazine has had issues with running their free message/chat boards. I wonder when and if Old Schoolhouse magazine will have issues with paying for running all those homeschooling blogs.