HomeschoolBlogger.comLargest Blogging Community for HomeschoolersUp for Sale!
Released on: February 10, 2011, 8:40 am
Julie Nott, Director of Marketing
Ownership of the world’s largest blogging community (more than
20,000 blogs), a social haven for homeschoolers, is changing hands for
the first time since its inception in 2005.
Gray, TN, February 10, 2011, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC — Four years into
publishing The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine (TOS), owners Paul and Gena Suarez
recognized a need for an easy-to-use, FREE, online community where homeschool moms,
dads, kids, and grandparents could interact and launched HomeschoolBlogger.com
(HSB). Within the first month of its existence, HSB hosted more than 30,000 visits!
By the first quarter of 2008, HSB was hosting almost 400,000 unique visitors and
averaging more than 9 million page views monthly. Currently, HSB logs more than
500,000 page views per month, hosts about 11,000 new posts per month, and registers
25 new users daily. For many homeschoolers—both teachers and students—a visit to HSB
has become part of their daily routine.
Obviously, TOS has identified—and met—a vital need within the homeschooling
community. The success of HomeschoolBlogger.com has proven it.
So, why sell HomeschoolBlogger.com and its counterpart, HomesteadBlogger.com? “We’re narrowing our focus at The Old Schoolhouse®, and we’ve fulfilled our
original goal: to provide a ‘mini blogosphere’ for homeschoolers around the world,”
explained Gena Suarez. “It’s time to hand over the reins to someone else. We’ve
simply decided to invest our time and resources in other opportunities that have
The site almost exclusively uses open source code, thus effectively sidestepping
most licensing fees. Last year HSB rolled out a brand-new platform on WordPress,
which offers lots of bells and whistles. More than 140 themes are available,
including plugins that provide both secure and feature-rich styling of any of the
themes. The platform changes also enabled TOS to minimize maintenance costs and
The current platform makes it possible for a new owner to easily assume control of
the site on the existing server. Surprisingly, even if the new owner switched to a
different server, migration should require downtime of 8 hours or less! The site
could grow to power more than 8 million users before a rewrite or change in platform
would be necessary.
HSB operates correctly within any current browser and operating system; therefore
visitors can “come as they are” from their mobile devices, Wii, PSP, and others. Use
of the Anti-Splog API automatically terminates accounts used for spamming, ensuring
that the site quality remains high.
HomeschoolBlogger.com has, in essence, succeeded in creating an international
virtual neighborhood of homeschooling families, a neighborhood supported entirely by
advertising revenue, enabling users to enjoy the perks at no cost to them. As the
billion-dollar homeschool market continues to grow, the potential for profitable
expansion—for everyone—appears to be unlimited.
Interested buyers should contact the owners of HomeschoolBlogger.com, Gena and Paul
Suarez, or the company’s Director of Marketing, Julie Nott, directly for more
details (publisher@TheHomeschoolMagazine.com). HomesteadBlogger.com, a
user-friendly, customized network for the homesteading community, is also for sale.
Contact Details: Julie Nott, Director of Marketing
The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC
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