I am not an impulsive person. It took me three months to choose my last new car. When I bought my house, the real estate agent had become so familiar my kids that they called her "Grandma Carol". I like to try new things, but they are usually old things to other people.
The one area that I try without hesitation is technology. Technology allows me to be a risk taker. It helps me maintain some degree with anonymity which helps me take chances. It was my need to remain anonymous that had me stalking blogs for several months before I started commenting on blogs. It was even longer before I started my own blog. I have learned so much from blogging. It gives me affirmation that I don't always get at school. It has allowed me to be creative, and as my husband puts it, hasn't caused a pile on the office desk like other hobbies. (Well, maybe there is a pile of ungraded papers because I am blogging instead of grading!)
When I get thoughtful comments on a post, it makes me smile. I try to follow blogging etiquette and wonder how often I have broke one of the unwritten rules. The recent posts by other bloggers about the "rules" made me hesitate to ask questions from veterans for fear I may be the topic of a future posting. I had to break down my resolve yesterday and contacted the very kind and knowledgeable Michelle at The 3 AM Teacher when I had a problem using one of the graphics sets I purchased. It wasn't a problem with the set, but with me and my computer. Sweet Michelle tried to solve my problem. I ended up switching computer in the end.
After purchasing products from Teachers Pay Teachers, and seeing all of the wonderful products on blogs, I decided to create some products of my own to sell. I started a Teachers Pay Teachers store. See the link there on the right? It is an infant store, with very few products, but with the graphics sets I purchased from Michelle and others, and some of the wonderful freebies I have acquired recently, I hope to remedy that soon. If you happen to stop by my shop, I wouldn't mind a follower or leave me a comment, please.