Suggesting Sonlight

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I noticed a spike in tweets about Sonlight yesterday. What further piqued my interest was that they were mostly directed toward one person who had asked for homeschool curricula suggestions.

Why had this person generated so many tweets?

I swung by her blog to see if I could figure it out. It was very nice. Then I noticed something...

Whoa. She has almost 6,000 followers!

Suddenly I was back in the pool as a college student. I frequently won races. I held school records. I was super cool! Until we attended a meet with some of the really big schools--like Standford and BYU. I took 86th in the 500. I doubt I had been bested by 85 people over the course of my entire swimming career prior to that.

Any dreams of Olympic gold that may have been budding in my subconscious died a gruesome death that day, mercilessly drowned in the pool of competitors that were way outside my league.

I was reminded of two things:

1. I should never, ever, ever look at my blog stats. It's depressing.

2. I am so thankful for you because you promote Sonlight so much better than I will ever be able to. I am grateful that so many Sonlighters take the time to share their love of Sonlight with others. Don't forget: We started the Sonlight Rewards program as a small way of saying thanks.

And speaking of Twitter, I should work on a Twitter widget thingy for the Widgets page...

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Surrogate Father

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