How to decide your blog’s focus?

2 Feb

I have not been posting much on this blog.  There are two reasons: one to keep up with one blog is quite busy already, especially the self-hosted one.  For me, to keep running, I have to keep looking for good apps, play the apps, and decide on the one I want to write a review on.  Then write and post the review is a lot work too – it is not just typing what you want to say, there are the pictures that I want to be the right size, the links to the App Store.  There are so many apps with similar name, without a picture and a link connected directly to the store, people could easily downloading a different app and not even knowing it is not the one I recommended.  Then there is email correspondence with readers, app developers, … So has been keeping me very busy.

The second reason: I have not completely figure out what should be covered in this blog.  One thing I know I want to go beyond apps.  Because there are still many kids don’t have access to an iPAD or iPod, I hope I can help them too.  Plus I have come across many good online resources and would love to share with everyone.  However, it’s hard to decide what – do I focus on online games?  shall I include board games?

What would you like to see in this blog?  Online learning resources?  Free resources?  Any educational resources available on iPAD?


78 Responses to “How to decide your blog’s focus?”

  1. sidneeyandfriends March 14, 2013 at 4:24 am #

    Such an amazing blog! Be sure to send me suggestions at there are lots of people looking for fun educational apps!

  2. growingmygirls March 14, 2013 at 5:35 pm #

    I would love to see more educational apps. There’s plenty of stuff to “play”, I’d like to keep making learning fun. And to learn about good things for computers and non-ipad tablets. We don’t have ipads at the moment. Good luck!

  3. aliciasunday March 26, 2013 at 6:38 am #

    Thanks for stopping by and liking my blog about our new life in Portugal. I would love it if you reviewed board games as well as apps. Anything that encourages the children away from a screen and interacting with each other is good. We don’t have ipads and only my eldest has an ipod.

  4. wckedwords April 5, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    I can’t wait to dig around in your archives. I have 3 boys, 2 with special needs that includes Aspergers, ADHD, and dyslexia. I’ve been trying to find good apps that will help my middle son with his dyslexia and an app for my older son that might help him develop social skills. Thanks for doing the leg work for the rest of us.

  5. Ps.LoveDevin April 7, 2013 at 1:21 am #

    I think board games would be very good to incorporate too because it will also help involve other people face to face. Be it family or friends, interacting with each one another and helping each other learn together. Nice stuff your doing here very time consuming I am sure, but great feedback on products for kids.

  6. vickyblanco April 8, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    Hi! Very interesting! I noticed you liked my twilight post, perhaps you would like more to come! It would be lovely if you could check me out once in a while! Greetings!

  7. ifyobah April 9, 2013 at 7:27 pm #

    Thanks for liking my post. Wish you the best. I would like your blog to also have online learning resoursec and of course free resources.One can never get tired of learning.

  8. whatlouiselikes April 17, 2013 at 3:50 am #

    I think all games, from board games to play doh! I would definitely read. We have recently been playing a game called pick and draw. It’s excellent! And would be a great first review to venture away from online… Just a thought!x

  9. Trying Again July 27, 2013 at 12:31 pm #

    Hey, since you’re into educational games, I think you should review Theta Music Trainer, it’s a whole bunch of fun music games. I enjoy them now and they’re helping me with training my ear. I kind of wish someone had introduced them to me when I was little, it would have helped me develop my musician skills faster, but I can still enjoy them now. I think any parent who wants their kids to learn an instrument, especially an instrument heavily based on the ear such as stringed instruments should give it a shot.

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  11. bloggingbyrgottier October 16, 2013 at 1:00 pm #

    Games that are apps on IPods & iPads are so different yet so great to have on the go. These keep kids entertained & always learning too. They seem to enjoy these games & really help to make them know about their education besides how it helps in each & every grade they progress to. The apps for games would be good on tablets for the older children as they are learning more about history, algebra & other subjects for school. this would help them to increase their knowledge & inspire them to keep up their homework before leaving to go have fun first. I have been educating my kids for a few years & hope to see that it will continue as they keep good grades & keep progressing to the next year & go on to college & get to use this all for their lives in their careers. It seems that a lot of kids I have seen grown up are doing nothing & get in trouble to easy, but that’s them. I am just concerned about my kids growing up & falling behind & wanting to go do what they think is fun later. thanks for listening & hope you will check out my posts as well.
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  12. Holistic Wayfarer November 14, 2013 at 11:32 pm #

    You dropped your like on my MISSING WOMAN post just when I had thought of you. Funny, eh? Yep, two blogs = VERY difficult to juggle, esp as a mom. I haven’t been able to work on my food blog much. Cheerleading your way.

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  14. Paula Mills March 6, 2014 at 3:10 pm #

    Hey, great blog by the way. I am a massive advocate for IPAD learning mixed with very traditional method. My daughter is 3 now, but I have introduced her to the IPAD from about 2.5 years. There is a lot of rubbish out there for sure, but I have some AMAZING apps , that have helped her ( and me) to teach, numbers, alphabet, singing, using tone to describe, puzzles, writing letters and coordination. We still play memory cards , you know with real cards, but she became INTERESTED with the Dora app. I think traditional is great for interaction with humans, taking turns and learnt learning, but mixed with Apps- it took her to a level, I would never had expected ( or probably taught her ) for her age.

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  19. Paddastoel October 5, 2014 at 4:01 pm #

    Hallo again,

    I have added a comment on one of your other articles as well, but my personal feeling is that although we live in a techno generation, children are being forced too much into visual learning (via apps) while the audio and tactile learning techniques are underdeveloped and verbal learning is completely discounted.

    Being a mother to an exceptionally active little girl, with a VERY high genetic risk of ADHD, this is something I feel very passionate about.

    I have been planning to add a post about pro-actively managing ADHD (without medication) , but your blog has just given me incentive to do so sooner. Perhaps if you want you can have a look and we can do some collaboration? I honestly believe that your blog is a valuable resource.

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