Saturday, October 12, 2013

Losing It

I'm losing my interest in the blog...whenever I try to do the "normal stuff" other people do where they get 8 billion likes/entries/whatevers, I get nothing. I guess it just isn't my cup of tea to be that person who lives only to create things for others to buy and giveaway. I am so much more than a blogger and a teacher. I would much rather spend time with my family than creating tons of stuff for TpT and TN. Even when I do try giveaways of really awesome things....I get nothing. And it's lame.

Plus, I'm so involved in other things right now, I don't blog much. Seems like a waste to me these days. 372 followers but I'll have maybe 20-30 page views. 

I didn't start this blog because I wanted people to read it. I started it to give myself a place to heal from a really crappy school year and my desire to share how things were going once I changed schools. I don't think that is so necessary anymore. I'm not that person by any means. I have other interests. I have many other things I'd rather do than blog-stalk. I guess it has just lost its appeal for me.

I'd much rather spend my spare time working on my Thirty-One business than be here on the blog. Or reading other blogs. 

It may be time to hang up my hat as The Caffeinated Teacher.
 
 
 
 
The Caffeinated Teacher

15 comments:

  1. Oh man! I would hate for you to go. Your blog makes me feel like my life as a teacher is normal as I can relate with some of your school life.

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    1. Thanks for saying that. It's good to know I can be the voice for others.

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  2. I feel the same way. I started my blog, but really haven't ever gotten many comments, likes, etc. I wonder if it is worth the time. Please don't go...

    ✞Heather
    Swinging Through Second Grade
    swingingthrough2ndgrade@gmail.com

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  3. Nooooooo! Don't stop! Something I LOVE about your blog is that it's NOT full of contests and product-pushes. A lot of other teacher blogs are really just advertising vehicles for their products - ugh! I read your words as a way to express my OWN feelings, if that makes sense... you give voice to what I, and many other teachers, experience and feel on a daily basis. PLEASE keep writing! I read you in Feedly, so maybe that does't show a page view, but I sure do look forward to you showing up in my feed.

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    1. You are so right! I have actually unfollowed blogs because it's just contests, giveaways, etc and they never talk about teaching! Thanks for giving me a pick me up :)

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  4. For some reason this school year seems to have everybody drained and running on empty. I think it is always a good idea to look at things as they are and reevaluate where we put our time and energy. I love your blog, but will honor any decision you make. Life is short-we might as well enoy every moment we can!
    Debbie
    debjac9@aol.com

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    1. Thanks Debbie! Perhaps I need to just focus on what MY goal is for MY blog and not worry about what anyone else's reasons are. :)

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  5. I totally understand where you're coming from with the product pushes, contests, and advertisements for companies. At the end of the day, blogging has to be for you! Good luck with whatever you decide to do.

    Real Teachers Learn

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    1. Thanks! I think it's one thing to talk about your products and how useful they are.....but when it is constant and not in the context of actually teaching, it rubs me the wrong way. I guess I just need to go back to my roots ;)

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  6. I feel the same. I have been so bad about blogging lately. I picked it up over the summer but I don't find myself wanting to write/talk about what I did in my classroom once I'm home. I spend Baby Sneaker's nap time catching up and then I am busy for the rest of the day/evening. I don't blame you for feeling like it's not as exciting as it used to be.

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  7. I feel the same sometimes about my blog. I rationalize it by realizing that many people read their blog through a RSS reader and page views aren't always tracked that way.

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  8. I'm right there with you! I want to blog, but then I get wonderful comments telling me I'm such a downer that they will unfollow me! Well, unfollow me then! My blog is for my feelings. I would love to be uber creative and sell a million dollars of stuff, but it's not me. I'm busy trying to get my kids to learn without having to have it all cutesy and a huge dog and pony show. I like reading our blog as it's more real than the others. That's how I try to keep my blog, with a few things thrown in for fun! :)

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    1. Girlfriend, you hit the nail on the head! I often feel like people who blog ARE on a never-ending dog and pony show! No one can possibly be THAT creative ALL THE FLIPPING TIME (unless they have no life outside of school).

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  9. I will miss you if you leave. I always enjoy your posts. I am in the same boat. I get so caught up in the school year, that I don't spend enough time on my blog either.

    ✰Becca
    Simply 2nd Resources

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  10. My reply is delayed, because I usually read you through my phone reader and it is a pain to comment through that thing.

    I would definitely miss you if you left! I love that your blog is REAL, rather than a bunch of TPT/Contest/etc nonsense - those annoy me to no end and once a blog I follow starts doing that I stop following. I also like that you don't write exclusively about teaching - it's nice to hear from other teachers about how they balance real life and work life!

    I say, write what you want, when you feel like it!

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