Saturday, January 12, 2013

Then & Now Linky Party

Let me first say that Teachers Pay Teachers has been such a wonderful resource for me. I have met several wonderful designers, I’ve used several great products from other designers, and I have been able to share my own teaching ideas with others.

I started my TpT journey over a year ago and I thought back to the earliest products that I created. Several did not have cover pages at all (what was I thinking? hey, I didn’t know better!) There were very few graphics as well, but I did spend a lot of time thinking about the needs of the teacher and the students. Now, I make sure my products have colorful cover pages, graphics throughout, and I think I am more thorough when it comes to explaining the various activities in my products.

In thinking about my growth as a TpT seller, I decided to host a linky party called Then & Now to compare our earliest products to our latest products.


Here is my Then & Now comparison:


If you’d like, link up with me and think back to some of the first products that you created for TpT. Then, compare them to the products you are creating now.

Here’s what you gotta do: Right-click and save the graphic below. Then open your favorite graphic editor and input your information. For the "then" item, it should be a product that you added to your store during your first months of selling on TpT. Likewise, your "now" item should be a product you've added to your store in recent months. Add your Then and Now graphic to a blog post and talk about it! After you complete your blog post, come back and add the link to your blog post so that we can read about your products then and now.

Hopefully this will be a fun trip down memory lane!


Grab the graphic above and don’t forget to come back and share your link below!



  1. Hi, Mrs. Mc!
    After reading your comment on my blog, I decided to hop over to check yours out! I am your newest follower and will be back in the next few days to link up! Love the Then and Now Linky idea! A great way to reflect and see how much you've grown and changed over time. Thanks!
    The Lightbulb Lab

    1. Thanks for coming over! Hope to see your link soon :-)

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    1. Howdy! Haven't seen your link yet, but its not too late! :-)

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  4. Great for reflection ---for all of us!! :)
    A. Smith
    Innovative Connections

    1. Yes, it's always important to reflect! Never know what you're gonna learn!

  5. Thank you for having this linky! It was fun!
    Conversations in Literacy

    1. You are very welcome! I enjoyed it as well!