I attended the TpT conference last year as a new seller and I was so inspired, but I also felt very small and very lonely. I decided to go with some new blogging buddies this year, but I also wanted to make it my mission to make more connections and befriend some people who are probably feeling just like I did last year. This morning was my chance and I met the sweetest girl from Kansas and made her my new bestie! Her name is Stephanie High and her store is called Teaching on a Cloud. How cute is that?? She makes really great ELA resources for 2nd grade. Check out her store!
One of my other goals was to have the courage to go up to my hero, Amy Lemons, and actually speak words to her and take a picture with her. I was way too shy to do it last year and have been kicking myself since. She is a sweet woman with a heart of gold AND she makes some pretty great products that I use in my classroom all.the.time!
You may be asking what I have learned that might help you as a fellow TpT author or even as a teacher. The answer isn't so simple. Yes, I've learned some strategies to take my store to the next level by using social media to market my products. I've learned how important design concepts are in making great and appealing products. What I've really learned is so much deeper than what the presenters have shared.
Most importantly, I've learned that when you do what I just listed, the bonus is making friendships and connections.
So are these TpT lessons, or are they life lessons?
BTW, I got these glitterific clip art from Glitter Meets Glue (LOVE) just because I had the guts to put myself out there and go talk to her.