Thursday, April 23, 2009

Blogging Without Obligation

My sister stumbled upon this and I really like what she says here, so am sharing it. I will add a note that I always hate it when I see a blog start with..."I'm sorry, I've been so busy....". I think everybody is busy, and I'm ALWAYS busy with stuff too. And speaking of busy, I didn't get the litter picked up yesterday for Earth Day but am doing it today for sure!! (I'm ashamed of myself...and embarassed)

Anyway, I'm sharing here...

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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! Xo, Tiffini Elektra

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. .


Laura said...

Amen, sister! And I guess there could also be one that says "Commenting without Obligation"!

A New England Life said...

I've struggled with that very problem. Lately I have been trying to let those guilty feelings go but it's not easy. Blogging out of guilt makes me resentful when it should be a fun thing to do. I figure if no one is there when I come back and finally post, so be it.

This is a great post!

PS - Everyday is Earth Day! ; )

T said...

Oh thank you for posting this!! I am one of those guilty ones for apologizing for not posting on my blog! When I get inspired I post!

I do struggle with feeling guilty for not blogging everyday, but only because I get so many emails from friends that read my blog asking me why I haven't posted anything, UGH!!

Great Post!

Betty said...

Love it, love it, love it!!

nikkicrumpet said...

I LOVE IT!!! I realized a few months ago that trying to post every day was killing me. Then I decided to back off and only post 3 or so times a week...and only when I really felt like it. It sure takes the pressure off and makes this so much more fun! I think I shall be borrowing that button!