Welcome to the Homesteadin' Unschoolers Blog Ring!

We've created this blog ring to foster community and provide inspiration for unschoolers moving toward a more sustainable lifestyle.

Whether you're living on 100+ rural acres, a quarter acre urban homestead or anywhere in between, join Homesteadin' Unschoolers to celebrate living in harmony with the land. Find inspiration and experience in members' blogs and community in diversity and dispersion! Both new and experienced unschooling homesteaders, dabblers and wannabees are welcome.

Click here or the link in the sidebar to join.

Glad to have you!

ring owners Danielle, Jenny and Robin

Membership Guidelines

The following are membership prerequisites:

1) Members should be unschoolers or super-relaxed/ gentle homeschoolers;

2) Members need to have a homestead/ farm/ gardening blog with regular posting (monthly or so, but hey, sometimes homesteadin' life gets busy!);

3) Members must display the Blogring icon with the "next" and "previous" functions in an easily navigable place on their blog. This promotes smoother movement through the ring as well as fulfilling the agreement with ringsurf.com, powering this blog ring.

The following are membership preferences:

1) A blog with an active Comments section to foster dialog and community;

2) A blog that features photos as well as text--let's face it, photos are so inspirational!

That's it. Pretty easy, eh?


How do I join the Homesteadin' Unschoolers Blog Ring?

It's easy! You can click here or at the "join" link in the sidebar, which will take you to the ringsurf membership page. Once you fill out and submit the form, your blog will be added to the Homesteadin' Unschoolers queue for approval. Once you've added the Homesteadin' Unschoolers icon to your blog, you'll be approved for full membership and added to the Blogring List of Homesteadin' Unschoolers.

How do I put the Blog Ring icon on my blog?
The ringsurf page will provide you with the ring code to copy and paste into your blog template. Where you choose to display the icon is at your discretion, but it must appear somewhere on your blog. We do ask that you display it in a place that allows readers to navigate easily from one blog to the other without having to scroll or search for the icon.

If you use blogger and want to place the icon in the sidebar, as it is displayed on this page, simply go to your template, scroll all the way down until you get to your sidebar content in the same way you add links, and paste the ring code there. You'll need to save changes and republish your blog to see the icon on your blog page. It should include the icon and two small links below it, as part of the ringsurf.com agreement.

Those with the new version of blogger may have trouble getting the ring code to save. Try entering one line at a time, and see if that does the trick.

Why do I need the words under the logo?

By activating the "next" and "previous" links, you will enable readers to navigate through the blog ring without having to deal with the list page and all its advertisements each time, making for smoother and more seamless reading.

I've pasted the ring code but the links aren't working. How do I make the "next" and "previous" links work?

Find the part of the ring code where you see "id=***SITE ID***". That id number needs to correspond to your blog site id number, given to you upon sign up. Be sure to replace the whole ****SITE ID**** with just your id number, replacing all the asterisks as well as the letters between the equal sign and the semi-colon, like this "id=1;" where 1 is your blog site id.

Ringsurf should provide the ring code upon sign up, and this is the part that needs to be changed:

a href="http://www.ringsurf.com/netring?ring=homesteadinunschoolers;id=***SITE ID***; action="prev"">Previous
a href="http://www.ringsurf.com/netring?ring=homesteadinunschoolers;id=***SITE ID***; action="next"">Next

How do I leave the ring?
Simply remove the code from your template, and your blog will be automatically removed from the Homesteadin' Unschoolers Blog Ring.