Friday, May 11, 2012

Blogging Without Obligation

  I can't remember which blog on my list led me to the "Blogging Without Obligation" site, but I've been thinking about the concept ever since I came across it. And what better time to put this information out there, considering how long it has been since I last posted on this poor abandoned blog of mine!

"Blogging without Obligation" is a group of bloggers with a shared idea-- the ideal that bloggers should post when they feel comfortable to do so, and that it should not become a "chore." The idea is that typing only when inspired to do so maintains the integrity of one's blog. The idea that blogging is supposed to be a shared excitement about a subject, and that feeling obligated to post every day decreases the likelihood that one will enjoy blogging... and will therefore do it less.

So there will be no apologies from me for my absence. Just a big smile to say that I am refreshed, and glad to be back-- and that a lot has happened since my last post. Most importantly, I contacted a LYS (Local Yarn Store for you non-knitters) about carrying my stitch markers-- as long as everything goes according to plan, they should be in the shop within a couple of weeks!

For those among us who prefer instant gratification, a more immediate news byte will be instantly visible when you come to my blog's page. Yes, you've guessed it, I have an awesome new layout! It took me quite some time to find the "look" that I wanted-- nearly three weeks, actually!-- but I couldn't be happier with the results. There may be some minor "bugs" that need ironing out over the next few days and weeks, so I will apologize in advance for any problems this may cause.

I was going to post some photos of my new stitch markers and of what I did yesterday-- and boy, was yesterday good!-- but for now, I'll leave you with one teasing word.


5 friends stopped by to chat:

Super Earthling said...

I saw your link on another blog and decided to visit. I'm glad I did! :)

I've never heard of BWO before, Julia. I'm eager to check out the site because I can truly relate. I've never been able to post daily because I do an illustrated blog--and I feel that's perfectly excusable. :) But I find I become increasingly uncomfortable and feel guilty when too much time passes between posts while I make new drawings, etc. That's not good because it stresses me out. :(

Thanks for a great post!


Pretty Things said...

I've seen this, and I agree! Sometimes I feel like I HAVE to blog, that it's EXPECTED of me, and that's when I stall.

Dozy said...

You might have seen my apology for abandoning Dozy's Kaleidoscope until August. I'm writing a novel and just wanted to let my readers know I'd be back. Of course, you're right. There should be no obligation. For me blogging is fun and my contributions are certainly to be taken with a pinch of salt. At least, I've been keeping in touch with DADT though, I confess, I've also been absent from there more than usual.

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