I often struggle to describe my blog when talking with other people.
I am by no means an expert on any subject. I don’t really stick to one topic. And just when the posts seem to follow some type of theme, Wednesday happens and I throw in a random article about something that comes out of left field.
Don’t get me wrong, I am happy with the blog, the randomness just makes it hard to label.
But today I learned a word that may change everything…
Back in the 16th– and 17th-century rich Europeans would own a Wunderkammern. This was a room in their house filled with rare objects that exhibited the family’s thirst for knowledge.
The room was called a “wonder chamber” or a “cabinet of curiosities.” It would be filled with books, jewelry, artwork, plants, minerals, bones, or any other exotic artifact. They were a place dedicated to the study of the world and the amazing things it contained.
I don’t write much about bones or plants, but maybe my blog is my Wunderkammern. It is not a room, per se, but it is my collection of things I find interesting.
Whenever I think about what I will write about, I usually find the answer in something I wonder about, things that make me curious and the amazing things going on in our world.
Maybe I should start referring to my blog as my wonder chamber or cabinet of curiosities.