My Dear Reader Friends,
Thank you for coming along with me on this journey so far. I appreciate it more than you know.
It’s been hard for me to post here lately. I suspect it has to do with the tagline in my header graphic: “Wandering the web, full of wonder and stories.”
I’m tired of wandering, on the web and elsewhere. I need to set a new tone, here and in the rest of my life.
I’ve enjoyed sharing my random musings here, and I am truly grateful for anyone who’s taken the time to read them, and even moreso, the stalwart few who comment.
But I’ve reached the point where the things I’m doing with my time and energy need to have… a point to them. This whole blog feels like one long digression. Maybe interesting at times, but ultimately not one that was going anywhere.
As I look back over the posts here, I can appreciate the tale I was spinning for you for what it is. I can see the story of a soul who is wandering and observing, and occasionally stumbling upon an insight or two, but rarely coming to any conclusions. At least, few that I’m willing to share with the entirety of ye olde interwebs.
But I have come to some conclusions in the last few months. One of those conclusions is, if I’m going to keep posting to this blog, it needs a better reason to exist than just as a repository for whatever semi-interesting ephemera floats through my consciousness.
If it’s going to be the tale of my life, then I need to live more interestingly, at the very least. If living is storytelling in real time, it’s time to close the book on the tale of the pensive wandering internet bard, and start a new story. An adventure story. Maybe all this was prologue.
I don’t want to write yet another social media blog. Or yet another internet marketing blog. I have stuff to say about those topics, but this isn’t the place for it. When I say I want this blog to have a purpose, I think people may automatically translate that to “I want to monetize this blog” because of what I do for a living. It’s not that. I’m chasing meaning here, not money.
Not that I’ve got any particular grudge against money. It pays the bills on the Little Grey Cottage, and whatnot.
I’m still interested in community, and connection, and what it all means. I still love writing and storytelling as much as I ever did.
I’m more and more fascinated with the idea of soul and what it means to be real, and how we cultivate soulfulness and connection to reality in our lives. I’m not qualified to preach to anyone from some imaginary podium of “got it all togetherness.” I’m as messy as the next person. But messy people can have valuable stuff worth sharing, too.
I’m not 100% sure yet what Internet Bard is going to become. I’m open to hearing what you’d like to see here.
Thanks for hanging in there.
All my best, Kat