A Milestone ~ Internet’s Scope, Global Reach, and Social Change

A blog milestone has been reached this month–ending the first year with over 4,000 views on my site!!  Wow, it is difficult to believe how many people have visited and viewed my writing, ideas, art, and inspirations this past year.

The impact othe internet still amazes me with its scope, global reach, and social change.

Human Complexity, A Common Thread, (c) 2003 Joni Beach
Human Complexity, A Common Thread,(c) 2003 Joni Beach.
  • The unlimited scope of the internet is unique. In my experience teaching, school classes are never large…when writing, articles may have a limited audience…and when publishing, time is slower. Blogs are a creative outlet for writers, photographers, and artists and a new way of social connection for many people. The creativity shared daily in blogs is quite fun to witness! And, there is an unlimited number of possible readers.
  • The changes due to technology in the recent past years have been international with a global reachReaders to Lifeweavings this year have been from more than 70 different countries!  Blog viewers may be in the US or from around the world. The international reach of social media has seemed to shrink our world, making connection and communication instantaneous. This technology will continue to influence change around the globe.
  • Social change is always difficult to predict. With the internet as with all inventions–some changes were predicted, others were not. Who knew what the impact would be on family interaction and social relationships? Who knew how instant communication could influence changes in a classroom, or a country? While some things are very slow to change, it has been an interesting time to live and witness the rapid speed people have embraced new technological innovations.

So, during the second year of this blog, it will be interesting to see what changes I make in my own direction, to continue to explore other blogs, and to adjust to the rapid changes in technology…and the internet with its scope, global reach, and social change.

To all visitors of my blog, Lifeweavings: A Creative Journey, this past year, I have been honored by your visit!

Thank You…

*It’d be fun to hear the ways that blogging, or other social media, has impacted or changed your life!  ?

Lifeweavings: Top 5 Posts of 2011…

A blog I was reading this week listed their top 5 posts for the year and I decided it would be interesting to see which of my blog posts have been read the most in 2011–my first year, beginning in March?

And, ~~~drum-roll please~~~~, they are:

1. Quote…Life as a River

       River...Flows

2. Trees, Symbols for LifeRed Maple

3. Tuesday…In the Studio–“An Artist’s Response to Materials”

Batik Cotton

4. Creativity~ More Than One Right Answer

One Answer,(c) 2011 Joni Beach
One Answer, (c) 2011 Joni Beach

5. Goals…Discouragement or Motivation? tied with…

Backing Lifeweaving #3
Studio Goal #3: Adding the Backing Fabric to Lifeweavings #3, Quilt the Top, and Finish Details and Photographing...Hoping to Enter This Into a Juried Exhibit This Fall.

Living Life Using Creativity.

English: Self-portrait of Leonardo da Vinci. R...

If you missed any of these, you may want to read them now! Also, thank-you to everyone who has encouraged me by reading, liking, and subscribing to this blog. It has been educational and fun to set-up and manage a blog and website, and have visits from people around the globe!

My best to all as the New Year 2012 begins!

*Snowflakes~No Two Just Alike

Last night we saw our first big, flaky snowflakes of the winter…very steadily, for about five minutes! Just long enough to reminds us that winter is really on its way to the mountains.

English: Snow flakes by Wilson Bentley. Bentle...
Snow flakes by Wilson Bentley, 1902. Image via Wikipedia

They say that no two snowflakes are just alike. Now, how anyone would know that, I don’t know…But regardless, I believe this is true. For something so tiny and delicate, the snowflake designs they leave on a frosty window reveals their unique beauty.

Of course, people, who hold so much in common, are also uniquely different–no two human beings are just alike. (Though identical twins come very close!) It is this uniqueness that reveals the importance and value of each person…    

For everyone leaves their human design on the days of life…

        revealing their unique beauty.