Pelagic Musings

November 17, 2010

I’ve revisited and refined my original mission statement in an effort to establish a definite theme for the various editorial pieces found here at The Good Herring.

Henceforth, content found within this blog will fall under a “pelagic” motif.  The word pelagic comes from the Greek πέλαγος or pélagos, which means “open sea.”

Boats at Sea, Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer 1888

An oceanographer might consider the pelagic zone as an imaginary cylinder of water that reaches from the surface of the sea almost to the bottom, encompassing most forms of seaborne life.

With respect to this blog however, it basically translates to the fact that all future editorial content will–to some degree–pertain (or have some roundabout connection) to the ocean.

This new focus will establish a clear thematic relevance to the content found here.  Ideally, it will also provide structure for me (the writer), from a creative perspective, while conversely improving the general experience for you (the reader/searcher); this way, you’ll know what to expect the next time you visit!