Digital TpT brainstorming? If you are like I am, sellers (and teachers in general) could use a few moments of organization.
Two weeks ago, I celebrated that I organized my TpT stuff. I stuff notes and half-created ideas into folders, where they are never to be found. (Or to make sense again! Am I the only person who writes in the middle of the night?)
Most of my original ideas are pencil to paper. I’m old-fashioned, and I cannot sit down at a computer and brainstorm. I need a blanket, a couch, and an eraser.
But, obviously, I need to create digital materials. Can I make the switch and make my original ideas digital? My friend Julie posted this (wonderful) idea:
I decided if I had any new or random ideas I would put them in an “Ideas” tab on my smart phone notes. Then, when I had time, I would type them into my new excel sheet that I called “TPT Game Plan.” It has a sheet for “brainstorming ideas,” a calendar for upcoming release dates, and even a list of what I’m currently working on, things that need to be updated, and requests. Since I’ve started this new system, I am less afraid I will forget something, plus I know what I’m working toward! Now that I have a blog, too, I just started a new sheet. It makes me feel much more productive, especially when I can check things off!
I know this would make me more sense – starting out with a digital game-plan, in an organized manner.
So I took a baby step. (A teeny one, really). I created a “TpT Brainstorm” board on my Pinterest, a secret board. That way when I find ideas, I can pin them and then when I sit down to type and research, I do have a digital start.
I honestly think Julie has a smoother plan, but my secret Pinterest board is a small move away from my standards pencil and paper.
I also have an external hard drive – which is a mess. If my main computer dies, I do have a backup. I need to organize my TpT brainstorming (and teaching ideas, in general) better – products in the making or finished products. How do you brainstorm for your teaching and TpT ideas? Any tips? Share them in the comments.