Saturday, March 14, 2009

Blogging without Obligation...

I was glancing at MsHanane's blog - a knitting blog conversation between two friends, one Jewish, the other Muslim, which is interesting enough in itself, when I noticed this link in the margin. What a great idea. The following is shamelessly copied:

Blogging without obligation
~because you shouldn't have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill.
~because it's 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. (nor are folk at work likely to remember you after you're gone - tiz friends and family wot count).
~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. . .
f you feel the same way feel please free to grab the logo, make a logo or whatever you would like to do.


Anni said...

I like that. Very true. And makes for a much happier blogging life.

Thank you for the comment on Louisa. I forgot Coventry clashed with Bovey craft fair. Shame as Ifancied going to the Bovey craft fair this year.

Rosie said...

What a wonderful manifesto; come the day I work out how to grab buttons and put them on my blog, I'll do so!

asti said...

Love this. I've come across it before, not sure which blog. It struck a chord with me then. I'm one of those 'guilty' bloggers who feels bad if the posts are scant (like now....) etc. Seeing as I'm in good company with you and Anni, I'm going to put the button on my blog.
It feels good !