She came up with the concept of BWO 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'" and decided it was time to "rethink what makes a good blog and the expectations that have come to be part of it."
Blogging Without Obligation means you blog:
- 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...
I hope that you find the blog postings here useful as I continue to add information and resources that would have been helpful for us during our NICU stay.