“Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.” -Marilyn Monroe
This quote sums up what I’m feeling right now. Sweet Phenomena is a good thing. I’m proud of what I’ve created.
That said, I feel like it’s not really where I want it to be. I feel like it’s started to fall apart.
I know I’ve mentioned before that I tend to throw myself into things backwards: I get excited, start something, then learn along the way, and polish it.
Someone at Blissdom mentioned that there was nothing wrong with that because otherwise, I might talk myself out of doing new stuff. Yep, that’s what I’m going to tell myself.
I started Sweet Phenomena as a way to document our homeschooling life. Well, I never thought I’d still be homeschooling. And, I don’t create my own curriculum and resources, so it’s difficult to just blog exclusively about homeschooling.
Every once in a while I have a moment of homeschool blogging genius, but it’s not something I’m passionate enough about to write exclusively about it.
Or wait, no that’s a lie. It’s too broad. I feel I need to narrow my focus.
I started doing reviews and giveaways and thought that would be fun. Get free stuff? Sure. Give stuff away to my awesome readers? Sure.
Don’t get me wrong, I love doing giveaways for you guys. I still plan to offer them from time to time.
I still plan to do reviews. One: I’m a member of The Old Schoolhouse Review Crew for the remainder of 2012. They’re reworking things over there a bit, and I’m really looking forward to making that a quality part of Sweet Phenomena.
Two: there are items out there that I think work well with homeschooling. I will, however, be more selective about what I review. I’m doing too many right now and it’s cutting out all the creativity and fun. That’s not what I want.
It’s time for Sweet Phenomena to fall together into something better. But what’s better? Find out tomorrow!