Thursday, September 5, 2013

Blogging Because I Want To

It seems that I haven't been a good blogger these days. I keep saying that, but what does that really mean anyway. I've had a lot of time to think instead and quite frankly it has brought me to the point of deciding that being a blogger doesn't have any rules. Why should I feel like I HAVE to blog? I want to blog because I want to, damn it, not because I HAVE to.

While I'm sure some of you awesome readers are probably annoyed with how infrequently and sporadically I've been posting lately, I've got news for you-- I don't care a whole lot and it feels pretty damn good! (That's probably no way to treat your readers, I suppose...oooops.) There is no reason why I should feel chained to this thing and so I've decided to do quite the opposite on many levels.

1) If I don't have anything to write about, then I just won't. I'm pretty sure you'd rather read something interesting than read something that sounds canned anyway.

2) I'm not hosting sponsors anymore. I start to feel like a washed up sell out when I have to promote others that I may not always back 100%. I'm promoting people I think are awesome on my sidebar just because I want to, and I'm eventually getting rid of the sponsor page when I have a chance to fix it from a blog design standpoint.

3) I will probably still post recipes and crap like that when I want to because I love food. So have no fear, yummy food will still show up in this space.

4) I will probably write about more stuff that is happening in my daily life and you'll probably continue to see shop updates because that's what consumes me most days.

5) It is quite possible that I may bore you. If that happens, just refer back to my burned butt post and know that as long as the weather is nice I am probably doing the same. Now, see item number 6.

6) I am writing with paper and ink again. On my roof deck. It's just how I work.

7) Ok, I think you get the point.

Either way. Today I felt like blogging because I wanted to. I figured I'd start with this because it made most sense. There will be other posts coming because I am feeling inspired again. However, I will warn that it is also quite possible this space may be quiet for a while too as I venture to other parts of the world for a few weeks. Don't worry, I think I can get myself together enough as a blogger to share about that when I return.

As for you, do you feel as though you HAVE to blog. Or do you blog only when you want to? Does hosting sponsors make you feel as icky as it makes me feel?


7 comments:

  1. Oh, how I agree. I've actually gotten to the point lately where I wonder if I want to continue my blog at all. Seriously. I have things I want to say, but then find I don't have time, or it's going to offend, etc. etc. Sometimes I forget I even have it. But I like how you are sticking to something that works for you and you don't feel guilty about it. And you shouldn't. It's your blog so you should use it how you see fit, not how others do.

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  2. I like this! I've been so busy that I haven't been able to keep up on blogs so it's kind of nice to find blogs with only a few great posts for me to catch up on instead of 20 posts of half-great, half-filler content.

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  3. Good for you. I felt like I was heading down the wrong road so have pulled myself back. I have posts I do each week but then I have posts that I write because I feel like it. I was going to expand my blog to be more like a business but I'm not going to anymore. I'm keeping my blog as a hobby I love.
    I love a blog that tells it like it is. Thank you.

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  4. Yes! This is exactly how blogging should be. At the end of the day, it's about getting your thoughts out however you think they should be expressed. So who cares if you follow rules? People who enjoy your blog will appreciate real content instead of filler anyway.

    I've been blogging less over the last six months and honestly it's so much easier. I remember when I felt like I had to come up with something new every workday. Ugh. Sometimes I just don't have anything to say! Now if I'm not feeling it, I just don't worry about it. :-)

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  5. Yep, welcome to blogging without obligation. Blogging without regret, guilt, and pressure. I like it. A lot more freeing. Dare I say, a lot more authentic (ugh...overused word in blog land)?

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  6. You are definitely right! I love to read your blog:)

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