What’s Next?

Filed in Out of Our Head by on April 14, 2016 5 Comments

Since the beginning of the year, Kellie and I have been asking ourselves the question, what’s next? It seems like a simple enough question, which it is, but the answer is not quite as simple!

Whats Next

A few days ago, Kellie wrote about the Evolution of a Blog which included a bit of history on our relationship. But for both of us, we started blogging individually quite some time before we started blogging together. However, I think we would both agree that blogging together has been the most successful iteration to date.

For me, blogging started as a private personal journal (the original purpose of a blog). Later I tried a couple of different iterations of knitting/teaching blogs that I was never consistent on posting. Then I got the wild idea of accountability through shared responsibility. It still took a bit before Kellie and I found our rhythm, but working together definitely made a difference.

Just over two years ago, we were ready to take our relationship to the next level and become formal business partners. This was a huge step for me as I had a business partner in the past and knew that those relationships can be extremely challenging. But I jumped anyway and will always be glad that I did.

As a lawyer friend once shared with me, don’t ever go into business with someone you wouldn’t marry. Ultimately we realized that I am enough like Eric and Kellie is enough like Arlis that we really could be married! And that is probably why it has worked so well.

But with the closing of EduKnit, that simple question just kept raising its head… what’s next?

Even while we were both actively engaged in the business of Two Sides – Two Points, we were both also busy in other ventures as well. Kellie was becoming more involved in her world of photography while I continued to pursue my calling around teaching, consulting, and leadership.

So even though we both still love teaching and our interaction with knitters, the question still echos… what’s next?

As days turned into weeks and weeks into months, we have come to realize that this blog and our business partnership is no longer serving in the way it once was. Blogs are being replaced by YouTube channels and although Ravelry continues to have a strong influence, we have struggled to gain any traction.

So What’s Next?

Honestly, I don’t think either of us can say for sure, but we both agree that the only way we will have time to discover our next path is allocate time, energy and possibly funds to the process. As such, we are winding down Two Sides – Two Points.

  • We will continue to post through the end of April and then in May, Jess takes over with a month of fabulous knitting goodie bag give-aways. We have some great topics for the next few weeks, so don’t stop visiting yet.
  • Our newsletters will be wrapping up so if you haven’t gotten signed up to receive the Professional Knitting Secrets, click the box now before it is too late.
  • You will continue to see Kellie and I at various knitting events, so please make sure to say hi or better yet, sign up for a class.

Evolution is about change and in today’s world, change is more important than ever. What’s next for us? We will let you know as soon as we have it figured out!

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  1. Debra Perli says:

    Since I started a class in knitting back and forth, joined EduKnit and began reading your blog, all you have been doing is stopping to do these things. This is a big bummer. Will miss you.

  2. Ruth says:

    Thanks so much for all the information you have shared over the years. Your blog will be missed!

  3. MARILYN HOWDEN says:

    Wishing ALWAYS nothing but the Absolute Best for you Gwen ~ Marilyn

  4. Barbara Gambrell says:

    I’m sorry to hear this as I’ve enjoyed reading your blog. I will look forward to getting news from you both in the future.

  5. Linda Hobbs says:

    I, too, am sorry to hear this part is ending but since I’ve followed Gwen for years, maybe 20?, I’m sure the new ventures will still be interesting. Kelly, I’ve enjoyed your contributions as well and I will be glad to see where you land next.

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