Blogging Without Obligation

Greetings Dear Readers,

In the waaay back infancy of this blog, I tried to be a “good blogger” and reply to every comment and visit every person that visited and commented and … yea. I had a kid, eventually two kids and  I began to think it was a lot of work for someone who wasn’t getting paid and thought maybe I needed to stop. Then I came across this blog post. It truly freed me and my blog to flower and become whatever it was we were to become.  This is where I got my little B.W.O. crow over there on the right of my blog. I swore I would never feel obligated again. I urge you, reader to be the same-be free with your blog. I understand if you don’t want/can’t reply to any comment I may leave or don’t follow my blog for whatever reason. I hope those of you hold the same understanding of me when I don’t want/can’t reply or follow. I love everyone who comes here, but our lives (mine and yours) are too busy to look at and follow and comment on everything everyone is putting out there.  Just in case the above link ever ceases to work, I will put what she has posted here to live in perpetuity.



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.


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