Monday, August 20, 2007

Blogging Without Obligation

Saw this at Bookies blog, but it originally started at For me personally this means it doesn't matter if I am behind in what I want to post!

Here's the original post!

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. . .


  1. Hey I'm going to copy this just to read and remind myself I'm not the Daily Planet and don't have deadlines. This is great Marg, thanks.

  2. I don't do it because I feel an obligation to post since I post whenever I have something to say however I think it's polite to tell your friends why you haven't been around since they do send emails or leave comments wondering where you've been and if you are OK.

  3. Hmmm, I think I'm one of those pollutors - I blog about washing the floor sometimes. Yep. Maybe I need my own logo - BOWI Blog Only When Interesting. Hmmm, looks like I'll be on hiatus for a while!


  4. That's so not true Cindy! You are always interesting, even when you blog about the most mundane things!