Blogaroni: What's better late than never and later than timely?
When we finish an edition of the North Star Journal, our family newsletter, it doesn’t take me long to start dreaming about the next one. Trouble is that my dreams are sometimes my children’s nightmares.
For this edition, I got the brilliant idea that we could get more out of writing by reading our articles onto the computer. That would give us a great speech class and offer our readers something fresh and different, a chance to get to know our voices as well as our pens.
I nearly had a revolt.
The project was both more time-consuming and more detested than I imagined. To say we hit roadblocks is an understatement. We stuck with it until each contributing editor (read that, “every child in the family”) had recorded their speech. Then I altered the rules and let them choose whether they wanted their article in audio or visual format.
We ended up publishing some articles one way and some another. Maybe the diversity is better anyway . . .
So, between normal and new challenges to getting the NSJ out, we’ve finally published the December — and January — and February edition of our family update.
Later today we’ll celebrate the completion of this edition with a mocha milkshake all around. And maybe we’ll dream about what to write next . . .