Friday, August 19, 2011


My enjoyment of TPT has disappeared. The sales have been DEAD! I mean D-E-A-D. my freebie downloads have been fantastic but the sales don’t exist. Not at all. I have gotten a few comments that have been “constructive” which was nice. I even got one that said my freebie was so good that he would have paid $5 for it. But other than that, TPT has been a bust.

Okay, I know it is early yet and I do know I am a middle school history teacher and at TPT there just isn’t much call for middle school stuff. May I should “dumb” my stuff down so that it fits more into an elementary type classroom activity.

Elementary people‘s stuff seems to sell really well. But I’m not elementary and I’m not much good at high school either. My stuff tends to fit 6-10th for the most part. I’m now looking to move my stuff over to another site where I might get a little more action.

It’s funny, but this blog doesn’t get any action either. I do well on my Xanga blog. I’m always getting comments and I have a few very good friends over there. But here, I am just talking to myself just to hear myself talk.

Now as for my new school, things have gone well as for as my classes are concerned. I love them. However, it seems like I am spending too much of my day “homeless”. I share a room with the other history teacher which is great but for the most part if I don’t camp out in his room all day, no one else wants to see me in their room. I have been “tossed” out of several classrooms this week.

I have wandered down to the library several times. Today I even went home early because I was done for the day. I have been a regular district teacher for the last 21 years and I just don’t know what to do with all my ‘free’ time. I should be busy all day and I’m not.

MY classes have been so fulfilling. The kids love what I do and the other history teacher thinks I am the guru of my subject. I love the fact that he thinks that but I think I could do really good stuff with some ov his classes to make him even better. And he is all fine with that. Like I said, I think he and I work well together.

Next week we will see. I will most likely just show up, teacher my assigned times and go home. My brain can seem to accept that but I will just have to make myself do that.


  1. Greg.. I have a good idea about how to get your TpT products moving. I've been selling on TpT for over 2 years.
    Me? Middle school social studies and Language Arts teacher for many years.
    I looked for your blog code but didn't see one. If you have one let me know.

  2. One of the things I have done to help draw traffic to my blog was to read a lot of blogs and leave comments. When I get a new follower, I click on their picture and look at the list of blogs that they follow. If I see a new one for me, I click on it and begin following it.

    Most of my things are for grades 5-8 as that is where my experience mostly lies. I am not a big seller by any means, but I have noticed that the more I post the more my sales have gone up. I also believe my blog has helped with exposure of my products.

    Also I think if you get a blog button that will help others spread the news about your blog.

    Have a great day.

    ❤Vintage Teacher
    Vintage Teacher