Tackling a diverse array of issues, topics and daily discoveries, the OIC Moments blog is rapidly emerging as a place to find and celebrate curiosity, imagination, discovery, learning, and those "Oh, I see!" revelations, big and small, that happe
From its launch in mid-September, the OIC Moments blog has sought to collect and share insights and discoveries that range from the everyday to the truly spectacular. Thus far, blog posts have touched on diverse topics ranging from t-shirts to typography, buildings in decay to lessons learned during a flight delay, street performers to a friend's first encounter with an artichoke, amazing corn mazes and the benefit to your brain that comes from speaking multiple languages. That is just how the blog's founder, Sheron Long, wanted the blog to take shape. "There are no topical limits to the blog," says Long, "the unifying threads are the epiphanies and the learning that takes place when you pause to really take in these moments from the different perspectives presented." Sheron Long has been joined in this endeavor by avid traveler and writer Janine Boylan, and noted photographer and author Meredith Mullins.
The OIC Moments blog is based on the idea that OIC (as in "Oh, I see!") moments are everywhere, and that we should seek them out everyday to help improve and enrich our lives. According to OIC , these daily insights can be plain and practical, helping you put a little problem in the past. Others might have the most unserious of consequences-the kind that just puts a smile of understanding on your face. Still others may be more profound, resulting in a U-turn as you see life in a new way. All of these discoveries lead to "OIC Moments" and will be highlighted in the blog. As summarized by OIC's founder and President Sheron Long, "Very few OIC Moments are epiphanies, but all lead to worthwhile insights in life."
According to Long, OIC's mission is to enrich people's lives through connections to positive, creative ideas and diverse cultures. "I value curiosity, imagination, innovation, and different perspectives," says Sherry, "because constant discovery-saying 'Oh, I see!' about something everyday-keeps the mind growing and the eyes seeing farther and farther into the world. Creating this blog was a natural extension of that philosophy, and hopefully it will become a place where people come regularly to seek and share inspiration." According to Long, who has authored the initial blog posts, interactivity also plays a big part in the OIC Moments blog. "We encourage readers to add their comments to the OIC moments featured in our blog posts and to participate in the interactive polls that will often be included," Sherry added, "and visitors to the blog can also use a general comment window in the sidebar to record and share any kind of OIC moment they experienced that day." The OIC Moments blog can be found on the OIC Books website at www.oic-books.com/blog.