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Refurbishing & Renovating November 10, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Humor, Word Play.
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As Spirit Light The Way approaches the 1000 post marker, I’ve decided to do a bit of refurbishing and renovating.

I’m revising categories and tags, and rethinking the focus of this cyber café.

While I’m busy brightening up this little corner of the blogosphere, I’m going to leave you with a few thoughts to ponder:

When we re-think and re-view, it means that we thought and viewed at some point in the past and have decided to re-visit those thoughts and views to bring them “up to code.”

Likewise, when we re-decorate, and change the current decor, there is an automatic assumption that we decorated at some point in the past.

But when we refurbish, revise, and renovate, there are no parallel words. 

How can we re-furbish if we haven’t furbished first?

How can we re-vise if we haven’t already vised ?

How can we re-novate if we have never novated?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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1. loreen lee - November 10, 2010

Hey!nr! I am convinced ‘now’ that you understanding why I consider the past so important, and why I’m continually ‘rewriting’. I have found that it’s the best way to ‘learn’. By the mistakes of history, anyone? And it is a ‘re’ in a rewrite. Right on. “By changing the past we change ourselves in the present” Also there is a circle. Picture it. Past Present and Future (but in a circle) If you start from present you go through future into the past. If you start from Past you go through Present into Future. If you start from Future, you go through past (as the mediator) into Present. But the going through past, I have found is an essential mediator, especially if you have some idea, or vision of where you are ‘headed’……

nrhatch - November 10, 2010

Learning from our experiences keeps us on track . . . as long as we don’t get lost in potholes from the past.

loreen lee - November 10, 2010

You have to find the potholes if you are going to re-write. Otherwise they may be ‘unconscious’ and get you when you least expect it.

nrhatch - November 10, 2010

Aah, but maybe I’d have the resources needed to deal with the issue when it appears on the horizon.

2. Richard W Scott - November 10, 2010

Anxious to see how you vize and furbish.

I’ve found it both cathartic and inspiring to do a look and feel change, and am looking forward to see how you manage it.

Also, hitting 1000 posts is quite an achievement. Good work, Nancy!

While you can’t afford to rest on your laurels (if you do, your laurels are in the wrong spot), you can certainly take a moment to bask in the accomplishment.

Keep up the excellent work!

nrhatch - November 10, 2010

Thanks, Rik!

If not for your initial encouragment . . . SLTW might never have been born!

I’ve posted 979 posts. I’ve been postponing the re-vamping (because I’ve never been much of a vamp), and decided the Time is NOW!

loreen lee - November 10, 2010

Congratulations from ‘me’ too!

nrhatch - November 10, 2010

Thanks, LL

3. Paula Tohline Calhoun - November 10, 2010

Makes my measly 100 sound pretty lam! No worries, it is still a definite accomplishment for wordy ol’ me! I am thrilled for you at your nearing the 1000 mark! – of course you realize that if we both continue at the same pace, you will have reached 10,000 about the time I finally get to 1000! What do you say we shoot for it? 😀

One of my favorite Bible teachers, an Episcopal priest, used to talk about the “renewal movement” in the church. He always said, “You can’t be renewed until you’ve been “newed” first. Also, “If you want to be an eagle, you must be born an eagle!” I love that one!

nrhatch - November 10, 2010

I am still aiming for 1,000 and not beyond that at this point. 🙂

Early on, Rik advised me to keep my posts “short and sweet.” Some of the best advice I’ve received in the blogosphere. Instead of all-encompassing posts, I focus on serving up smaller, bite-sized tidbits.

If we were in a war of the words . . . I expect you’d win! 🙂

4. Cindy - November 11, 2010

mmm … you’ve made me wonder about the re- thing … congrats on your steady stream of wisdom and advice.

nrhatch - November 11, 2010

Thanks, Cindy

Blogging is such a joy ~ writing here on SLTW . . . and reading “here, there, and everywhere.”

5. souldipper - November 11, 2010

Nancy, I am so terribly behind in emails, blogs, etc., but I have been reading your posts. But I have to stop and this one and say that I look forward to see what you decide. Have fun!!

nrhatch - November 11, 2010

It may not “look” very different at first blush. Right now, I’m redoing categories and tags to ascertain what topics I want to highlight as the path continues to unfold.

6. thysleroux - November 11, 2010

Quite a milestone!

Well done.

nrhatch - November 11, 2010

It reminds me of a song by The Proclaimers:

And I will write 500 posts
And I will write 500 more
To be the blogger that makes you smile
When “Spirit” reaches your cyber door

7. Booksphotographsandartwork - November 13, 2010

I’ll be watching.

nrhatch - November 13, 2010

Thanks! I’m trying to condense the categories and edit old posts, but it’s quite tedious and time consuming.

At some point, I want to scroll through the archives, post by post, to see which subjects to highlight.


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