Creating Direct Downloads (again, apparently)

Please tell me this is normal. And not a sign of aging. Or blogging for too long--I mean it's only been about a year and a half! But I seem to have forgotten some things I have already posted in the past.

As in the other day, when I was happily telling you how I'd love to share a video on how to directly link downloads on your blog and blahblahblah. 

So cut to today, where I'm halfway through a video and getting this weird deja vu feeling. So I cut the video and go back through my old posts and there it is. The exact video I was going to make today. Already made. And, eerily enough, almost the exact format and wording I was using in TODAY'S video. Huh. At least I'm consistent. 

So, if you are interested, here it is again!

I think it's time for me to sort through and update some of my tutorials. That is one project I will definitely tackle next (vacation is in five days!!!). For now, you can access my old and forgotten-by-me tutorials by clicking the page tab at the top of the blog, if you'd like to see more.
Have you ever forgotten what you've posted on your blog? Will we be going through this blogging-aging process together? I would feel so much better!!


  1. Oh, that is too funny! At least you realized it before you got all the way through! LOL! Truth be told, your videos are so informative, I would have watched it anyway! I so have you to thank for changing my life! I just love PowerPoint and would never have switched to it from Word if not for your tutorial. I will NEVER look back! Thanks so much...again!

    Lori (
    Teaching With Love and Laughter

  2. We would have happily listened to your 'repeated' entry. You can always learn something new…like reading a book for the 20th time.
    I have watched all of your tutorials and learned tons! Thanks for taking the time to help those of us who are still feeling 'clueless'.
    My Second Sense

  3. Yes I have! It's even funnier when my coworkers refer to one of my stories and I'm all "did I tell you that story?" =)

    Emily @ Second Grade Silliness 

  4. Is it even worse if someone looked through your tutorials and didn't see it? Not that I did that or anything...

    Tales From Outside the Classroom

    1. lol, Tessa, I linked it up in the image above. But this really tells me I need to update my tutorials page. Here it is:

  5. I would have still watched it again if you would have posted it!! I totally forget what I have blogged about and I have been blogging for half the time you have. Thanks for all the helpful videos and tips! You make blogging easier for everyone! :)

    1. Thanks Kelley, you are the best! I pasted it into this post too :)

  6. Oh my goodness, that is TOO funny. I thought I was losing it, too. I "think" I've posted something and then, nope, it was all in my head.

    I would have watched it again and not even remembered I'd seen re-post away...we probably all wouldn't remember :)

    Fun in Room 4B

  7. Thank you so much for all of your tutorials. They have been sooo helpful and couldn't have come at a more perfect time. I was just telling my husband last night how I needed to figure out how to do this for my blog. Thank you again :)

  8. Not only do I forget what I have posted.....girl, I forget what I say half the time!!!! I'm sure my friends are like...."Um, yeah, Tara is losing it!" lol! So, no worries there dear....we teachers have 1 million things on our mind at the same's a wonder I remember my name half the time!!!

    4th Grade Frolics

  9. I can't remember anything lately either Kristen. This makes me feel better that I'm not the only one. I think there's too many things going on in our minds and things we have done before just go away. Have a good week!

    Swimming into Second

  10. I forget what I'm doing, blogging, saying---I can be talking mid sentence and.........see what I mean? Maybe I'm getting old!!

    You are too awesome for all your tutorials!! :)

    First Grade and Fabulous

  11. You make me feel better - I was looking for a previous post for 15 minutes... I was certain I had it... It must be in here somewhere... Crud. I never posted it. I ended up posting it today instead.

    Hello Mrs Sykes

  12. I always blame it on lack of sleep, raising two kids or something like that. I would gladly listen to you again and again:)

  13. Hello, dear friend! Tag! You're it! Check out my webpage for the rules! :) First Class with Mrs. Mac

  14. I do that all the time. For example, we just got our pinks and blues on Friday (paperwork to fill out for next year's teachers) and I could have sworn I had already done them. I also introduced a song to my kiddos the other day but they said I had already taught it to them. I understand completely. Your tutorials save my life, by the way! Thank you!
    A Teeny Tiny Teacher

  15. I often have these re-do moments, and almost did the same thing with evernote tutorial. Since discovering Pinterest, I now house my tutorials on a board there.

  16. I'm starting to have a deja-vu feeling when I pin something on Pinterest! Sure enough, I've come across a few doubles while searching on my boards.

    You are not alone! As others have said, I would read anything you posted!!

  17. I have just started blogging. Thanks for the tutorials. Come visit me...


  18. I also just started blogging and I appreciate the time you take to make these tutorials. Thanks!
    Sample’s Superstars

  19. You & your designs are FABULOUS!!! I learned so much from them! I look forward to your new ones :)

    ❤ Mor Zrihen from...
    A Teacher's Treasure
    Teaching Treasures Shop

  20. You are fantastic darling and even if you posted the exact same thing twice it was because it was worth it. LOL :) Been so long for me, I feel like it has been ages since we chatted.


  21. It's just like when I pin something ... and then think that maybe I've pinned it already ... only to find out I've pinned it at least 3 times already ... ;)
    Seriously though, your tutorials are AWESOME!!! (and well worth posting twice)

    Runde's Room

  22. Yeahhh! This is awesome - and I totally (like most of the other readers) would have watched it again and loved it again. Your tutorials are fantastic - and perfect for bloggy world. :) Thanks!

    Ketchen's Kindergarten

  23. Kristin, I have been looking for a tutorial for creating direct downloads. I watched your video 3 times and tried it! This worked perfectly! I am now editing all of my posts. Good thing I just started blogging!
    Thank you!

  24. I am SO glad you reposted this! I've been looking for something easy peasy to do. I usually used Scribd but it's been a total BUTT lately (excuse my French =). I'm trying this tonight and am mentioning you and your tutorial awesomeness!

    Kinder Kraziness

  25. Wow. This is super way to use Google Sites. Thanks so much!!!

  26. Hi Kristin,

    Erica Bohrer, my (former) workshop student, colleague and friend pointed me in your direction! As a longtime teacher and published Scholastic author, I am not new to the world of kids and creating teaching resources BUT I am new to the world of digital publishing. I soooo appreciate your tutorials. I am almost set to launch my own resource site, Learning with Puppets--complete with a blog on the homepage--and what I learn from you will make all the difference. I will point others to your offerings as well.

    Thanks again!
    Mary Beth Spann

  27. Thanks for this tutorial - I have set up a website but it won`t let me upload any files - was wondering if it is just me (probably!). Very new to this and didn`t realize people had moved on from Google Docs - I just learned how to use it!!! Thanks for the info - I will keep at it!

    Looking From Third to Fourth

    1. Hi! I'm sorry for the delay...please email me at ladybugresources at yahoo dot com if I can help further!

  28. I have been wondering how to do this..and you made it soooo very simple with your clever tutorial. I have posted all my freebies to TPT but thought...there has to be a way to do it in Blogger...and you have answered my prayers! Thanks so much for sharing your really must take time and patience to do all that you have done! Thanks so much! Happy New Year!

  29. Well, I followed your tutorial to the letter but when I got to the part where I was to attach the document to my blog. I had the problem. When I right clicked on "download", I did not have the link that you click on to take it to my blog. What should I do now? Any ideas.

    Mrs. Flickinger's Butterfly Oasis


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