Mudmap originated in my facebook page, where I seemed to end up churning articles and posts that interested me – psychology, social media, research, business culture, and bizarre and amusing things.
The term Mudmap is an Australian colloquialism which refers (literally) to drawing a map on the ground with a stick to show someone how to get to a place. It is frequently used to mean a hand-drawn map: temporary, transient, ephemeral.
In this blog, it is used as a metaphor for finding a way through life – something that we all have in common. No-one comes into this world with a guidebook, a set of rules or a plan. We all have to develop these through trial and error. As my mother said, if you can learn from the mistakes of others, it’s less painful.
The bizarre items – chewing gum for the mind – are as important as the serious posts. Laughing and enjoying life is important to me. Life is strange. People are strange. We all do strange things from time to time. These things are worth celebrating and enjoying.
These are things that I find interesting – and hopefully you will too.
Welcome! Please leave a comment and tell me about what you find interesting and amusing. I am also keen to receive links to items you think I might find relevant or amusing.
NB – as this blog has progressed it seems to have divided into a few distinct streams – travel, social media and psychology are probably strongest, but there are others. The easiest way to follow the thread you are interested in is to click on the keyword you are interested in on the right hand side of the page. Good luck!