Wikipedia defines “walkabout” as an Australian pidgin term referring to the belief that Australian aborigines “go walkabout” at the age of thirteen in the wilderness for six months as a rite of passage.
What’s that to do with me?
I’ve considered this process of blogging as a rite of passage in a way, moving into a new sphere, where people will consider my words for what they are, not who I am. It can be very comfortable when you are a big fish in a small pond and as on Cheers, ‘everybody knows your name.’ It’s a little more challenging to step into the unknown with nothing in your hands but a keyboard and an active mind.
So this is my walkabout. I expect I will spend some of it alone and some of it with friends. I hope you come along.