New Host, New Goals
Spring is almost here, and change is underway indoors and out! Our website’s migration process from the old host to the new is complete. A self-hosted site opens a world of interesting possibilities.
Our website shouldn’t look any different to our followers than before. However, if you do encounter any broken links or irregularities, please report them to us via email. You may also leave a comment on an individual post or page.
Current email subscribers will continue to receive notifications of new posts. Nothing more needs doing in that regard. Our fellow bloggers who follow us on WordPress.com will see our new posts in their WP Readers. Click on the “Follow On WordPress” button to once again receive email notifications when our new posts hit your Readers.
From the start, we have had both short-term and long-term goals for the NGCHE website. We just met one of our long-term goals by self hosting. When it comes to our short-term plans, sometimes we find ourselves responding to needs and circumstances that we had not necessarily anticipated. Such is the case at this point.
The Importance of Email
A common complaint among those who market themselves on social media is the unreliability of today’s platforms. Often algorithms change, with no explanation as to why. Organizations like NGCHE are at the whim of these algorithms when it comes to our content appearing in our followers’ feeds. Many of you just don’t see our posts. The general consensus is that email is the only reliable way to reach people in a timely manner.
At NGCHE we write and share a variety of articles. Some of our content is evergreen, such as our “Dark Side” series and PayPal® article. Other information is time sensitive. We don’t want to receive any more messages like this comment from one of our followers: “Wish we could have gone on that field trip. Saw it too late.”
Visitors to our sight will soon be asked if they’d like to sign up with us via email. The purpose is not to sell, share, or use your information for personal gain. We simply want to communicate with our families as quickly as possible. We can no longer do that by relying strictly on Facebook®, Pinterest®, and the like.
More to Come
Quite a lot has been happening behind the scenes at NGCHE this past couple of weeks. We love to share potential opportunities with homeschool families; but, we have learned the hard way not to count our chickens before they hatch. Sometimes even sure things don’t work out.
We do have several substantial opportunities to present in the coming weeks. We are never offended if you say, “No thank you. That does’t work for us.” What we don’t want to happen is for a family to miss out on something important to them simply because they didn’t hear of it in time.
And, truth be told, the writer over here at NGCHE headquarters is thrilled with the possibility of generating a regular newsletter. So… What’s keeping you busy this spring?
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