Tuesday, February 24, 2009

No more excuses

* Blogging without obligation

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.” Tartix 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!
*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 was copied from Willowtree who copied it from
tartix.com simply to speed up the page load, it’s all her idea (I’m not trying to make it look like it’s mine.)

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Fun Monday - Read a Good Book Lately?

This week's Fun Monday is hosted by Angela at AOJ&the Lurchers. Her assignment? This: So for Fun Monday on 2nd February, firstly tell me what book you are reading now. What's it about? Are you enjoying it and why? If not, why not?And secondly, if you were to be stranded on a desert island, what one book would you take with you.

I am currently reading (actually, I just started this last night) On Account of Conspicuous Women by Dawn Shamp.

I picked this book strictly for it's title. I fear that I am becoming a conspicuous woman. When I am not fearing conspicuosity, I am relishing it. I will let y'all know how I like this book after I finish it. So far, about two chapters in, I am delighting in well-written prose.

As for what book I would take with me to that desert island, I know the PC answer is the Bible. Sorry. I would take with me

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.

I could, and do, reread this book often. I first picked it up strictly by happenstance when my husband and I were still driving truck. I started reading it to myself and, by page 100, had decided it was too good to keep to myself. I read, aloud, all 4 volumes of the Outlander series that were then in print to my husband. We have since read the other 2, also. There were times when we were supposed to trade duties and I was supposed to drive and he was supposed to sleep when I just kept reading. We read and cried and laughed together and could not wait for another chance to read more. So, on that island, I could not only relive Jamie and Claire's love story but my own.

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