The most successful things I did in my classroom did not come from what I learned at staff PD days nor from conferences; they came from hobbies I had outside of school. Most of the tech skills I used in my classroom I learned on my own through trial and error in creating a sports blog for my favorite baseball team. We learn best when it does not feel like work and it feeds our interests. I had a need to talk baseball with fellow Red Sox fans but found it to be very difficult living thousands of miles away and surrounded by Giants and A's fans. I created a blog in 2007 without really knowing what I was doing and quickly learned about different web platforms, image and video editing, and a plethora of tech related skills that I then brought into my classroom. I took what I learned and changed my teaching so that my students were producing work they could share through their own blogs and films. This would not have happened if I waited for the PD day on blogging or video editing that may never have come.