“I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.

A magical thing. And sweet to remember.

We are nearer to Spring than we were in September.

I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.”

- Oliver Herford

 

Here on the eve of the darkest month, when cultures across the world celebrate light in an attempt to brighten the short days and long nights, we want to bring some illumination to our THWACK® community too, in the form of the December Writing Challenge. In my announcement, I described how this challenge has been an uplifting event each year, and how many of us—both inside SolarWinds and in the THWACK community at large—look forward to it as a chance to reflect on the past and connect, both with each other and with our goals for the coming year.

 

I don't need to repeat the instructions (you can read them in the announcement, here), but I hope this post gives you a final reminder to keep an eye on the December Writing Challenge forum starting tomorrow and each day during December.

 

Rather than a word-a-day style writing prompt like previous years, this year's challenge has a single idea: "What I would tell my younger self." We're excited to read everyone's contributions, ideas, and discussions.

 

See you in the comments section tomorrow!