Monday, September 14, 2015

What Did I Just Do?


TpT Love Video Contest

Um...wait, what?  Teachers Pay Teachers is having a video contest?  They want people to make videos expressing why they love TpT and they will ultimately pick three winning videos.  Yes, I'm in!

Last Saturday, I read about this contest and spent the day making the video.  I have to admit, I was struggling.  You know when you have one of those days when you just CAN'T be creative no matter how hard you try?  Yup, that was my Saturday.  Of course, it didn't help that I was locked inside my room to make the video, so that my kids wouldn't find me, and disturb the video/creating process.  Needless to say, four walls, and a window didn't leave me with a lot of filming opportunities!

I struggled throughout the day, but didn't give up.  At 2:30 on Sunday morning, I uploaded the video, and hoped for the best.

Sunday evening rolled around, and I saw a few other Teacher-Author's post that their video made the top 15!  That's cool.  I was happy for them.  Honestly, I was!  I didn't receive an email from TpT saying that my video was selected, and I understood.  Oh well, I gave it a shot.  I started browsing the videos selected on TpT's facebook page, so that I could pick one to vote for, and then saw my video!  Hold up!  What is going on?!  After a little research, and some help in the right direction from a fellow Teacher-Author, I found the confirmation email from TpT!  It went to Spam!  Ugh!  Well, that confirmed video made the cut, and it was one of the top 15 videos.  Woohoo!  How exciting is that?

I kept thinking about all the things I wish I could have changed/added to the video.   There should be less talking, and more pictures.  I should have filmed in multiple locations.  Should I have changed the music in the background?    Yikes!  Then, I remembered a pin I recently came across on  pinterest...

Great words of advice!  It's ok.  My video may not have all the bells and whistles of the other videos, but what makes it unique, is that it speaks from my heart.  I told my TpT story, and I was real.  I was in the moment, and I felt passionate about what was said.  I have to be proud of that, and let go of the rest.

So now what?  I am in need of votes, and lots of them!  I am new to TpT, and this is exciting, but not many people know I need your help.  I need you to vote once per day until September 20, 2015.  Thank you for your help!  I TRULY appreciate it.

Here is the link to my facebook page.  I pinned the video link to the top of my page.  Just click the picture, and click vote!

You can view my 2 minute video here, but you have to go to my facebook page to vote...

Thank You!

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