Have you ever looked back on the first season of Seinfeld or the Simpsons? Compared to the smooth and sharp genius of later seasons, those starts were rather clunky. In a way, I sort of feel that I am early in the first season of the Urbanmonks' Thinktank. And I feel a bit self-conscious about the inevitable growing pains.
Will these blog posts find their own rhythm, their own syncopation, their own movements from week to week and month to month? Should I be more proactive in my initial vision?
I am still unsure what this blog is meant to be. I have a good sense of the mission and goals of the thinktank (see the intro and mission pages). But the medium of the blog is a new one for me. So I am actively considering a a few options for the feel of this internet locale. Some ideas:
a) a place where I post my current brainstorms, current writing drafts that are part of larger projects,
b) an online course-of-sorts where I provide weekly reflections, pose questions, give little provocative assignments.
c) a variety show of sorts: an interview once a month, a picture of the week, an occasional poem, a frequent guest piece.
If you have any feedback, I would love to hear it. Please know that I am working on using this 'first season' to try a few things out. So bear with me if you see the potential. I certainly do.