Blogging without obligation


Photo by Zela at the wonderful

The tag-line on Tartx’s blog says she has been “blogging whenever i get the f***ing urge since january 06”. And with that in mind she coined the phrase “blogging without obligation“.

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. . .

And a couple from me…

Because you have several birthday parties, road trips, holidays, and Christmas to go to, pack for, and organise, making life a little busier than usual.

Because you’ve picked up two books* recently from the op shop that you can’t put down, even with blog posts popping up in your mind, even at 11:30pm when your eyes are screaming BED BED!!

* The Legacy by K Webb and Patrick Parker’s Progress by M Cheek

Do you blog? Do you do it daily/weekly and/or following a schedule? I don’t know how the mums with two or more kids do it (I’m thinking of Kate at The Pickle Farm). Although I’m happy at the moment blogging sporadically like this, I’d love to know your secrets!

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