This is always the quietest time in the blogosphere. It’s as if a giant snowstorm has buried all the keyboards. Even when it’s not a White Christmas, there’s sort of a figurative snow.
I sort of imagine all of us like dots on a board — little pinpricks of light when we’re online and a sea of darkness when we’re offline. Most of the time, this fictive board is an expanse of white light — people furiously typing and reading and typing and reading. And then this two day period rolls around and suddenly the board is mostly black except for tiny pinpricks of light like stars that pop up across the board. One person here and one person there, and you can suddenly see that we are all individuals with our own dots of light vs. part of a large expanse of electrical energy.
I sort of like these quiet times.
I am here, online most of the day while I simultaneously read and drink hot chocolate. If you are online and would like to pull up a chair and bring over your own cup of hot chocolate, let us know what you’re doing today or what you’re thinking about or how many drinks you’ve had to get through the festivities or the movie you’re watching. In other words, if you want company, it’s here for the taking.