Wednesday, May 13, 2009

No Torment Intended

I started the private blog because the new Principal told me he reads this blog daily. I assumed I would dislike this principal as much as I disliked every principal in the past and I didn't want to stop writing. I know I can be quite nasty at times and as long as I can contain my nastiness in an anonymous piece of work, it is harmless. Little by little, I found out that he was not the only one who knew about this blog, that I am not as anonymous as I thought I was, so I really had to restrict my writing.

Blogging has been a great stress reliever for me, a good way to vent my hostilities and the prospect of restrictions did not sit well, thus Packemin HS, The Blog, was born. I am the only one that can distribute the key to that door so I feel reasonably safe behind it.

I was shocked at how many people have asked for the key to that blog. I had no idea so many people were reading my ramblings. I've tried to be careful and have only given the key out to the few I have been blogging with for years and the few whose identities I have been able to verify.

I had no idea as to what a feed was until I started Packemin and people wrote to tell me the feed did not work. You cannot have a feed for a restricted blog. I came up with the idea of the link here as an alternative to the feed. I can't say that I am not enjoying tormenting the readers who can't get in, as evidenced by this, but I am. There aren't too many things in life that I am really good at, but when it comes to torment, I am a pro.

Now, let me get to the point of this rambling. I don't have many negative things to say about Packemin HS and its administration these days. (Some, not many, I am not easy to please.) I need Packemin HS, The Blog to put down in words the things I would love to tell the administration to do differently. When I put my thoughts in print, I tend to be obnoxious and a know-it-all, two characteristics I don't like in myself or in others. I have no business telling a principal or anyone else how the school should be run. After all, I only work here. I'm not the boss and I should not try to act like I'm one.

Anyways, apologies to anyone I've tormented by publishing there and leaving links here, links you cannot use. Don't take it personally. You are not missing much by being denied access.


mathematicamama said...

I'm truly honored to be one of the "chosen" ones (remember the scene in Toy Story?) I check to see what's going on at your school right after I check my own school email, sometimes even before!

Barbara K said...

I don't feel tormented anymore-you don't know me and I am too lazy to blog and prove to you I am only a teacher who agrees with you.

I said I don't feel tormented...but that doesn't mean I don't wish I were in your inner circle!

Pissedoffteacher said...

There is probably only one person being tormented. I know most people don't care all that much about what I write.

LSquared32 said...

I am tormented...also too lazy to do anything about it (like even e-mail and ask for a key). Oh well, I guess that means it's pretty mild as torments go.

Carole said...

I don't know if you only give access to people you know, but here goes. I'm askin'! I've been reading your blog for a while now and would love to read more. You haven't scared me off yet, and I'm in my first year of teaching. Yikes!