Do you blog under the North Star or the Southern Cross? Do you blog close to the equator? Or are you blogging far from it? How many seasons do you experience? What characterizes those seasons? How does your blog’s appearance and content reflect what the seasons symbolize, and how your offline life changes with the seasons?
I live in North America under the North Star, where I experience four distinct seasons. Each season features holiday celebrations and a change in lifestyle for me.
Spring (East) is associated with
- new beginnings
- rebirth and birth
- cutivation and planting
- and a sense of perfect timing.
Summer (South) is associated with
- and a sense of fullness of time.
Autumn (West) is associated with
- preservation and storing
- and a sense of running out of time.
Winter (North) is associated with
- taking stock
- planning and organization
- and a sense of time slowing down.
Life is a balancing act and it’s not easy to achieve balance with one foot offline and the other online in an environment that never sleeps. The Internet doesn’t stop, can’t stop, won’t stop, so they say. It’s this aspect of blogging that can become repetitive and disheartening. You create content, publish, promote, comment, discuss and the cycle continues. — 5 years at WordPress.com
In the summer months I have far less time to blog and social network in than I do during the other months of the year. This is reflected by the number of posts I publish and the amount to time I invest in blog promotion.
Discussion: Personal bloggers naturally incorporate the changes in climatic conditions heralding seasonal changes in their posts. In other blogging niches this may not be the case. In this blog my headers reflect the changing seasons and lifestyle. Occasionally my content reflects seasonal changes but not to the extent that my personal blog does, as posts in my personal blog incorporate my offline activity.
What characterizes the seasons where you live?
Does your blogging reflect seasonal changes?