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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

This Is Broken

This blog is broken. In fact, the problem has persisted for well over a week now. Yet here I am, writing yet another post, and ignoring the problem.

What problem?

My blog header problem. Currently, you can't click on the header to get back to the full post listing. Worse yet, the header is the exact same image as Sonlight's homepage. I really need to update to header to more accurately express that this is not Sonlight's website but rather a blog where I muse about Sonlight and homeschooling.

In 2006, Seth Godin gave a talk about broken things and the inspiration for the website This Is Broken. Mr. Godin discusses 7 reasons why something could be broken:
  1. Not my job
  2. Selfish jerks
  3. The world changed
  4. I didn't know
  5. I'm not a fish
  6. Contradictions
  7. Broken on purpose

I think Seth Godin is really smart guy. His blog shows up now and again in my Other Posts of Note. And I'm very grateful that he takes time in his talk to offer the caveat that there are many other reasons why something could be broken. I'll share one:

Priorities.

It's fun to laugh at humors signs. But that really doesn't explain why so many business have broken things for you to trip over. One major reason you bump into so many broken experiences is because the business has other priorities at the moment.

This isn't because you don't matter to them. It's just that with the limited time and resources we all have, we must choose what to focus on.

The same is true of your homeschool. That's why I really appreciated Grateful for Grace's "The Best Homeschool Curriculum" post. You don't have time to do everything, so you must stick with what you can do. You must prioritize your options and spend your time the best you can.

Wondering if Sonlight is the best homeschool curriculum for your family? If you haven't yet, I recommend you take a few minutes to read 27 Reasons NOT to Buy Sonlight.

For now, my blog header remains broken. That's because I'm focusing on fixing other things at the moment. What have you had to set aside for a while because of other priorities?

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

P.S. The header problem can also be found on the Box Day blog.

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