Saturday, October 27, 2012

Teacher Blog Hopping

Well, it HAS been a long time since I posted. Everything has been so hectic, but we are getting back to normal at school. Only the two classrooms that were burned as well as the office of some  specialists are still closed. They are due to reopen in all their brand new glory by the end of the year 2012. Ahhhh, then I will get  MY classroom back. I gave it up for a classroom and moved into a smaller space. It is just a bit chaotic cause I just cannot find all my stuff.

SO I got a new computer from the school. A macbook air! I love it. But I am feeling weird about using it as my only computer. My home computer broke, and I am wondering if I should get another one. What do all of you do? Do you design activities and things you sell on TPT on your school laptop or personal laptop. It just seems weird to have two laptops, with things on different computers, but do I really want all my stuff on a computer owned by the school district and they can access it at any time? Big Brother is always watching! I'd love to hear from all of you as to how you keep it all together. peeve....I have spent a lot of time in last few days blog hopping. I am addicted to teacher blogs and materials teachers make. But I am frustrated that so many teacher blogs have turned into stores. I mean I went to at least three blogs this morning that ONLY talked about the item they were trying to push. I mean, I might share something about an activity I did, but not exclusively. I would rather read about their day, their lives, their students, not their sales. I guess that is the issue. I wonder if the market is getting saturated with teachers selling their materials. I will probably never be a Deanna Jump. Her work is amazing and she knocks it out so quickly. I really want to get better at it, but I just don't have enough knowledge of graphic design. I also need to know how to create my own graphics. I need to update and jazz up this website, but I am clueless as to how and I just don't feel spending money on it right now is justifiable. But then agin, if it brings in some followers, then that could be a good thing.

SOOOOO I have been on a rampage here it seems. I am really going to make sure I come in here more often and write. And I need to get my address out there so I can get some followers. ANyway..thanks for reading this. Leave me a comment! Please????



  1. I am your newest follower!!!
    I found you by the message you left on my blog. I understand about the computer question. I blog and make my stuff on my personal computer. I do save it on an external hard drive and take that to school to get the items I want to use. I wish I had a mac!! :)Diane

  2. Oh thanks so much. Yes, the school just got us macs this week. I want to get my own. I love this blogging thing but I really need to get some training. I have no idea how I put the links beside this for my idea at all. LOL Ahhhh, to grow old and forget things! Thanks for writing.

  3. Hi Cindi! I hope you are safe as you are enduring the storm.

    I agree about a post sharing about a product and nothing else. I feel guilty when I share about a new product and try and share some *freebies* in that post too. But for me, my blog is about sharing and hopefully encouraging others and myself as we remind each other what teaching is really all about...the kiddos. =)

    I am happy to be your newest follower. I would love for you to hop over and visit me when you get the chance.

    Heather's Heart

  4. I agree with you on the buy my stuff posts. I am trying really hard to find a balance myself. But I've been reading over your posts this evening and noticing that you have asked on several occasions for help, and seemingly aren't getting any.

    Ok- I am not an expert in anything. I'm going to put it out there right now that I've only made twenty bucks on TpT- but I'm not looking to be a millionaire really. Right now I'm just making stuff that I can use in my classroom with my kids and putting it out there in case there's anyone else who might find a use for it. I still write posts that nobody comments on, and it bugs me. Then again though, I sort of started blogging just as a personal reflection- so I should just be satisfied if I like what I've written. Doesn't always work out that way though. BUT- all that being said- I'm totally willing to help you fancy up your blog if you want some help. No charge. Just want to help out a fellow teacher who sounds earnest in wanting to connect with others.

    So, if you want- open invitation- just write me. I'll answer.

    The Meek Moose
    The Meek Moose on TpT