5 Years Ago Today (Chasing Content – June 2007)

Five years ago today, this blog was just getting off the ground. It’s interesting to look back and see how far we’ve come. To that end, let’s go chase down some of that old content in a little feature I call . . .

Chasing Content

(You just gotta love the pun)

Read all of the posts from June 2007 . . .

or just the highlights

Cool is a Very Versatile Word – The word cool has so many different meanings and applications. It has also proven to have an incredible staying power. As such, it is no longer just slang. It has become cool in and of itself.

Last Hold Out – Wow, five years ago I didn’t have a cell phone. I had an answering machine and relired on payphones when necessary. When they doubled the price of a call from a payphone, I vowed to never again to put money into a payphone. I have used prepaid phone cards ever since and have saved quite a lot of money. Although, I do now own a pay-as-you-go cell phone as well.

Classroom Deal or No Deal – Deal or No Deal is a great game to play with an entire class. I have played it with several classes over the past five years with absolutely no equipment needed other than this particular blog post, a chalkboard, and a prop phone. It is always a lot of fun.

Sometimes I Think I am in the Wrong Profession – I love teaching. I know that it is my calling, but there are times when I think I am in the wrong profession. For example, I am still paying down my student debt (yes, even now.) Nevertheless, I still buy things to help me in my career. I purchase classroom materials and items to help me instruct my students. But when I look at the sheer volumn of teaching material available, it makes me think I should just be creating and selling resources. I probably wouldn’t have to worry about money at all if I did that instead of teaching.

Failure is an Option – The only way to learn is to make mistakes and not be fearful of them. Mistakes are valuable for what they give us, experience. We build on our experiences and learn. I don’t think you can learn anything without having made a number of mistakes first.

My First Novel Done – Five years ago at this time I finished writing my very first novel. It went though two revisions over the past couple of years but I think it needs one more before I actively start trying to get it published. That is still my goal and I need to focus on that a little bit more.

Thanks for Chasing Content with me.

At the start of every month, we take a moment to look back at what was happening on Silent Cacophony last year at that time. I am currently working on writing a “Best Of” post for every single month that I have blogged. Check the archive and relive the best blogging moments here.