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Where in the World Are We?

By now, our latest issue is beginning to arrive in the mailboxes of our subscribers – and you know something? I think it’s terrific that some of them are on the other side of the country. When we started this, it wasn’t so it could be a local thing – unique to the area in which we live. It was to bring together homeschoolers from all walks of life, from one end of the country to another. The age of the internet means that we can reach farther than ever before, and I think that’s the coolest thing ever. The funny thing is that, despite this fact, there are some out there who still think that Learning Tangent is a local magazine.

I really don’t get that.

From sea to shining sea, Learning Tangent makes its way across the country. Since we’ve grown quite a lot this year (up 20%), I thought it would be fun to share one of my nerdy pastimes with everyone: Seeing on a map, where our subscribers are located. It’s more than just a business need though – it’s a fun way to see where we’re successful, and where we could use a little help. Okay, in some states – maybe a lot of help. :0 That’s okay though – because the one thing I promised myself and my family was that we would not go into debt to build this beautiful resource. Debt’s a scary thing for me, I’ve made financial mistakes and would rather grow a new business one customer new friend at a time, by building relationships, than by borrowing a bunch of money.

Anyhow – here’s a fun run-down of our subscribers:

  • Texas has been good to us. They account for a whopping 24% of all our active subscribers. I love Texas.
  • The next 20% is spread between Wisconsin, Pennsylvania & New York (not bad, guys!).
  • 15% of our subscribers are in our home state of California – not bad, but I would have thought that it would have been a bit higher.
  • Another 12% are in Virginia & Florida, then Oklahoma, Georgia & Ohio are home to 10%.
  • The remaining subscribers are sprinkled among the states in yellow on the map.

So if you have ever wondered if we ship to your state, or if Learning Tangent is relevant to you – take a look. Our writers and contributors are scattered across the country, and while we love to talk about the local things going on, our real focus here is to provide relevant, timely (and timeless) homeschool inspiration, ideas and articles.