Have you ever written a blog post that starts out apologizing for not blogging in a while? I haven’t, but the thought has crossed my mind! Then I came across a post titled Blogging without Obligation. After seeing thousands of posts that started out, “Sorry I haven’t posted in a while…” the author decided it was time to rethink blogging. So that no one would ever have to utter those words again!
He basically encourages readers to rethink what makes a good blog, and the expectations that come with that.
One thing that kept me from writing “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile…” is that I doubt anyone even notices! I mean, I’m not writing on a major magazine or news site. And I seriously doubt people are sitting around wondering, “I wonder why she hasn’t posted in a while!”
And because blogging should be enjoyable, not pressurized by imaginary obligations we or others create!
So keeping that in mind, I Want to Blog without Obligation because:
- We shouldn’t have to look at our blog as if it were a treadmill.
- Its’ okay to just say what we have to say. If that makes for a long post, fine. Short, frequent, or infrequent — it’s all fine.
- It’s okay to not always be enthralled with the sound of our own typing.
- Sometimes less is more.
- Only blogging when we feel truly inspired makes our blog more integral.
- They are probably not going to inscribe our blog’s link, stats, or comment numbers on our tombstone.
- For many of us blogging is just a hobby. A way to express ourselves and connect with others.
- We should not have to apologize for lapses in posts. It’s good to just take a step back and enjoy life, not everything we do has to be “bloggable”.
- If we blog without obligation we will naturally keep our blog around longer, because it won’t be a chore.
- Plus, just think, we will be doing our part to eradicate post pollution. One post at a time…
Blogging without Obligation? Yes, please! How about you?
Note: The original blog posted this release: I release all the logos, thoughts, and words mentioned here about this concept into the public domain. Take the idea and run with it. (And we hereby thank the author!)