While it may be too early to be singing the songs of Christmas, the season in mind for this short blog relates to the shift from the hectic summer schedule to the increasingly measured and routine pace of fall and winter.
Schools and colleges are now in session bringing the adventures of summer to a close. Life settles into a different groove and it can be a good time to reflect on our goals – especially those that may have been put aside during the busy days of summer.
Seasons are those recurring transitions that provide the settings for us to reconsider our paths, our priorities. Much like the annual New Year’s resolutions, the changing seasons call us to awareness - awareness of the passing of time, of our lives. It reminds us of our fleeting existence and calls us to question the ways we spend our days and seasons.
I find that people who take a run at blogging are people who feel the need to say something. Perhaps it is a desire to make one’s thoughts more lasting, but no less public than a Facebook or an Instagram post. For them, it requires more than 140 characters to say it, whatever IT is.
It’s as if we seek to leave a path of words which will reveal a core essence of who we are. Perhaps we do this in order to know ourselves better through our own words. I know when I read my blogs from days past, I get a glimpse into the man who is me.
So, perhaps blogging is as much about self-discovery as it is about a message for someone else. No matter what the subject, the ‘you’ is pushing through. Whether it is a blog on writing code, or gardening, or travel, it’s more than a data exchange, it’s an extension of one soul toward another.
We have well over 150 people in trial subscriptions at any one time, and that number is growing. Most do not subscribe. The reasons are probably too numerous to list here. However, I believe each one feels the same pull to say something – the reason they’re looking for some way, somewhere, to say it.
Summer is closing, winter is on the horizon. What will you do with this year’s transition? Should you be writing it down?
If you have something to say, say it here on Silvrback. It would be our privilege.