Several Years ago I came across the following post and after reading with great interest and heartfelt agreement I joined those saying, " I want to blog, but I don't want to be able to blog without apologizing for life taking priority."
At one time I was linked directly to the original post, but have since discovered that there is a bit of language associated with that blog, that I didn't care to have connected to my blog. Now while I will be the first to declare that you can use whatever language you desire on your blog, I don't want to appear as though I endorse such language, so I removed the link.
But, I still had a desire to express my need to blog without obligation and without apology. Since the original blogger has released the logos, thought and words into the public domain. I thought I would create a post here, minus the language I don't care for.
I'm sure if you do a google search you will find the original blog and post, but I will not be linking to it here. Following is a portion of the original blog post that lifted the weight of obligation and released me to freely blog as I felt inspired.
blogging without obligation (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.
- 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 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.
- 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”.