Saturday, January 10, 2009

Diving In

Gingerbread Latte

I always find it hard to blog after I have been absent. I don't know why that is. I also find it hard to comment on blogs. It feels like I have arrived to the party late. When you have been some place (in your life) and every one's has still been going and thriving. I just feel out of sorts... it is hard to explain. I have been feeling like this for some time now. I feel like I have to just dive in no matter what the temperature of the water is. At times I have contemplated in deleting my blog. I feel that bloggging has been a great experience, but I also don't like the way it makes me feel some of the time. I then think of the badge that has been around for quite some time, Blogging Without Obligation:

* 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. . .

One post at a time...



  1. I think when you have been on the roller coaster ride of Charlie's Cancer as you have it is perfectly normal to feel out of sync. It is when we are needing others that we usually want to pull back. I would miss you so much, if you did that. I hope you don't. Just post when you feel you can. comment when you want to. Life is just the way it is. Sometimes they don't mesh well! Hugs to 100th power!

  2. If these are "rules" or "guidelines" for blogging, then I think every blogger should follow them more closely.

    I have not found any of your posts to be without substance [of your life experience] or food for thought, no matter their frequency.

    That is why you have a loyal following of readers.


  3. i love blogging without obligation ... always ... and i don't always comment but i always read, xox

  4. I completely understand what you mean I feel that way all the time or as if I have a bloggers block. but I agree with Jeanne I love reading what you share. when the spirit moves you then you write that is how I am going to look at it!