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Oct 21, 2016

Wanted: Curriculum Junkies for the 2017 Homeschool Review Crew


If you are homeschooling at least one child, blogging, and enjoy trying out LOTS of cool school and home related stuff and would like to help other homeschool parents find fantastic curriculum, go apply to The Old Schoolhouse Magazine's Homeschool Review Crew. The application is open.  Be sure to tell them I sent you!

If you think you would be interested, but think your blog isn't "big" enough or "good" enough, give it a shot anyway. I was pleasantly surprised and honored when, in 2014, I was accepted and got to work with so many bloggers I had already heard of and I "met" so many more from all over the world. It's a fantastic family of supportive bloggers.  I was just as welcome on the crew as the "big bloggers."
I bigfatpuffyheart The Crew!  I spent two amazing years with the crew in 2014 and 2016.  You might review books (for mom, kids, or school), manipulatives, online courses (math, LA, history, or foreign language), games, audio dramas, DVDs, products for your home, things for special needs kiddos, and more.  The 2017 Homeschool Review Crew is filling up so many review spots with *amazing* vendors that they need more bloggers to play with, I mean "evaluate," the products.

Reviewing for The Crew takes commitment and it *is* work, but it's some of the most fun work ever. You're doing what you'd be doing anyway, educating your children. I wrote 38 reviews in 2014, I think.  In 2016, I had 40 reviews assigned.  There were 74 products on the vendor list for this year alone!  On average, bloggers write three reviews each month.  Some of the other requirements follow.
  • Your blog needs to be active - at least one non-sponsored post up every week on any family friendly topic.
  • You will need to actually *use* the products. The expectations are very clearly spelled out before you even apply for each product.
  • There are requirements for each actual review.  You won't be told what to write, but there is a word count requirement as well as a few other details specific to The Crew.
  • There is a strict deadline you will need to meet.  Most items are in your hands about six weeks before a review is due.
  • You will choose one (or more) form of social media on which to promote each of your reviews.
  • And the fun part, visit the top secret Crew forum regularly for updates.

Check out this Crew post for all the information you need.  I would be happy to answer any questions you have.

See my end of year round up of our favorite absolute favorite reviews from 2014.

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