With the flip of my calendar to January 2013, it only feels right to take stock of things that are working and things that, well, are not so much.
Back in July of 2011, I wondered how other teachers were using Facebook and I decided to start a Pianoanne Facebook page. I imagined that it might be an effective way to connect with current students and families, past students and colleagues.
Sorry Facebook...fail. Those weren't the results I got at all. Even with over 200 "likes" (and by the way, thanks to those of you who "liked" Pianoanne), I just don't see how time spent with Facebook has translated into benefits to my studio. I am a big believer in putting energy into my teaching, but one must pick and choose wisely.
Some people are really good at playing the Facebook game, but for me it's not a game I especially enjoy playing. So the Pianoanne Page is singing "So Long, Farewell".
Of course you'll still find me here because I feel that blogging is a good use of time and continues to feel relevant to me.
Oh just one more thing...a funny story...
Yesterday I went to my Pianoanne Facebook page to delete it. And waiting for me in messages was the nicest note from a teacher who was enjoying my blog. Doh, that always happens to me! So feeling all warm and fuzzy toward Facebook, I didn't delete my page. Why is it so hard to just hit that delete button? Am I afraid of losing "awesome points" if I don't make use of social media? Off I go...I'm doing it...now. Done.
Okay that was a little bit sad. I had forgotten about some of the silly stuff, like my student calling ledger lines extension rods. Guess I'll need to think of another way to remember the funny little things that happen day to day.