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.

If you feel the same way feel free to grab the logo, make a logo or whatever you would like to do!

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. . .

This idea might be old hat to some, but as I have just come across this little bloggy movement, I’m super excited…because I *do* feel guilty for feeling like I need to ” apologize for lapses in posts” or for failing to say something profound every time I post. Trouble is, I’m only profound after a pedi/mani and massage with a full bottle of wine.

So…screw it. As much as I like posting helpful information, new ideas or whatever…sometimes I’m not thinking about being witchy, or crafty or anything other than trying-not-to-go-crazy. For the past six months, the hubby has been working out of state while I’ve been finishing my degree, getting together my application for graduate school, taking care of the kids and the house, working and preparing to move half-way across the country (again)–I’m tired, I’m stressed and I’m lonely in that surrounded by people sort of way. And I have to admit…my muse feels it so much better by the beach.