Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Blogging fatigue

I came across this on www.tartx.com/blog ... VERY cool blog! Check it out!

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. Feel free to grab a logo, make a logo or whatever you want to do! Take the idea and run with it or walk away. . .it's 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. .

Amen to that!


Comments:
That is so awesome! Amen, indeed!
 
But I miss you when you don't blog :)

Do you want a badge? Jo is having one, but that is clearly because she is soooooo much cooler than you. They are the 'must have' for this season!

Take care and as always a pleasure to read you blog.
 
How absolutely cool of you! Thank you for the kind words. I love your blog banner description. Very nice.
 
Hi, Angela! Good, isn't it?

Oh Caroline ... you are so appealing to my vanity ...

Tiffini ... thanks for dropping by!
 
hey peter!
i'm with you on that, no more unecessary posting!!!
i miss you and i hope to see you on christmas!
take care and God bless =]
 
Peter, it's been 3 weeks, you must be over bloging fatigue by now??
 
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