Not my usual kind of post

I’ve always been very keen to share resources for free. Charging is something I am not keen on esp. as I don’t feel that’s the spirt we should have. Teachers should share with teachers. However, it appears that I have now reached the space limit on my blog and to upload more resources will mean an upgrade of my account which will cost quite a bit more. I have considered deleting lots of previous posts, but then I don’t really want to. While I have been happy to pay to keep the blog going to date, the next stage would be costly. So, I have decided that I am going to go the way I never wanted to and I am putting some resources for sale on the TES website to fund this work. Again, this is not what I wanted. If anyone out that has any clever ideas, please let me know.

I will post whatever I can on here to squeeze out the final bits of space left + start sharing as much as I can on the TES. My name on there is “sanferminuk”. I’m going to go for maximum resources for the lowest price! The poundland of TES resources.

PS. My old free stuff on the TES site is a bit rubbish. Well, some of it.

11 thoughts on “Not my usual kind of post

  1. Hi Neil, I read through your other post and then came to find this one before I added my 2 cents (figuratively). I have just purchased your racism package on TES to help the fund but also feel that we should contribute further to the funding of your blog. I would be more than happy to “donate” although it’s not really donating because we get so much from your work. How about setting up a donation fund as others have suggested, that way, those who are willing and able, can donate? If everyone gave a bit, I’m sure we could cover it? I am sure some would be willing to give a bit more too!
    Thanks so much for all your work over the years, it is really inspiring!

    1. Hi. This is very kind of you, but I’m on £18.40 for the TES stuff (LOL – I’m never going to make my fortune that way!) and I’m sure I’ll get there from that. I might try to post a couple more things on there for sale when I get a chance. I’ll have to make them first though.

  2. Dear Neil,

    I wish to support you as I have your same conviction. Unfortunately I am not as good as you are. One way is the way Wikipedia does it asking contributions. I am willing to give you as much as I can please tell me I will give you the money towards updating your website,

    Regards,

    Gina

    On Tue, 12 May 2020 at 19:11, MFL resources – GCSE + A level ideas and resources wrote:

    > Neil posted: “I’ve always been very keen to share resources for free. > Charging is something I am not keen on esp. as I don’t feel that’s the > spirt we should have. Teachers should share with teachers. However, it > appears that I have now reached the space limit on my blo” >

    1. I’m trying the TES resources route. Hopefully by putting a few things on there I’ll be able to sort this out. The rise in cost for the blog is BIG, so ….

  3. It’s absolutely the right thing to do. I would have no issue paying for your resources, they are such high quality and have saved me many hours of work!

  4. So sorry to hear that, Neil. I love your resources. I am happy to make a contribution to keep things going the way they are. Please let me know.

  5. To be fair, you deserve to get paid for these posts… not be paying yourself AND doing all the work!

    I’m sure department budgets can stretch to a few quid every term to keep you going in the same way?!

  6. Hi Neil,
    I think you do the right thing. Your resources are of high quality, in content and in format. I think that the free content available will give teachers the opportunity to learn and take example and ideas from the way you work. If anyone wants the full job done, then, should pay for it. simple as that. I think you have helps us enormously and thank you so much for sharing all your resources with us for free. I have learnt lots from them and It has help me to develop my own resources in a different way and approach.

  7. Hola!
    I do understand what you are saying and I have always shared my resources with colleagues and NQTs… maybe links to a cloud? I have not idea if I am honest. I use dropbox and OneDrive but that has also a limit.
    Buena suerte y muchas gracias por tus materiales.
    =)

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