Blogging Without Obligation


I came across this the other day and it really spoke to me.  How many times have I berated myself or labeled myself as a slacker because I haven’t blogged for a while or kept up with features? So now I say screw it, its a blog, no ones reading it anyway so why all the “I suck blah blah blah…” nonsense.

Plus I really liked the button, it strikes me as very Counting Crows/Slivia Plathish.  Killer Combo.  Read below for’s post regarding Blogging Without Obligation.  If you like what you hear, spread it around.

After coming across what seemed to be the 4000th or so post on someone’s blog starting with “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile.” I decided it is time to rethink what makes a good blog and the expectations that have come to be part of it. I am thinking that no one should utter those words again . . .and with that thought I give you Blogging Without Obligation.

If you feel the same way feel free to grab the logo, make a logo or whatever you would like to do!

I release all the logos, thoughts and words mentioned here about this concept into the public domain. Take the idea and run with it. . .or walk away. It is all good.   

  • Because you shouldn’t have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill.
  • Because its okay to just say what you have to say. If that makes for a long post, fine. Short post, fine. Frequent post, fine. Infrequent post, fine.
  • Because its okay to not always be enthralled with the sound of your own typing.
  • Because sometimes less is more.
  • Because only blogging when you feel truly inspired keeps up the integrity of your blog.
  • Because they are probably not going to inscribe your stat, link and comment numbers on your tombstone.
  • Because for most of us blogging is just a hobby. A way to express yourself and connect with others. You should not have to apologize for lapses in posts. Just take a step back and enjoy life, not everything you do has to be “bloggable”.
  • Because if you blog without obligation you will naturally keep your blog around longer, because it won’t be a chore. Plus, just think you will be doing your part to eradicate post pollution. One post at a time. . .

Follow this link to get codes for buttons for BWO.


6 Responses to “Blogging Without Obligation”

  1. You go girl. This is supposed to be fun for you not a chore. I love everything you write and visit often. You give me something to do in my burned out boring job!! You are doing a wonderful job!

  2. I like that! I’ll have to keep it in mind next time I feel guilty …

  3. Absolutely beautiful sentiment, and one that I endorse wholeheartedly!

  4. BWO — exactly what I need right now (if in doubt, check the last time I posted)!

  5. It’s a good reminder, that’s for sure. Sometimes I feel the weight of obligation to post on my shoulders too.

    I enjoy your blog very much. I may not always leave a comment, but I do a lot of lurking. 🙂

  6. Thanks everyone!!

    Literary Feline – Thanks! I like your blog as well. Please, lurk all you want!

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