Celebrating Six Months of Guilt-Free Blogging.Posted: May 5, 2008
I’ve been blogging at this site for nearly a year now. About six months into, it i decided to quit. Call it the grand experiment and a wrap. Leave town. Well, that didn’t happen. I just kept blogging. Blogging because people kept asking questions. Blogging because i could. Stealing precious time from other projects. Blogging not because i had to, but because i wanted to.
The guilt free version of blogging is much nicer. Much more interesting. I don’t have to apologise because i’m not living up to made-up expectations in my head. I don’t have to apologise because i’m not living up to others’ expectations (also made up in my head).
Guilt free blogging. Blogging lite. The twopointoh. As for me and my blog- we will post whenever we feel like.
There’s some kind of built-in duty to perform. Like with journaling- and half the entries begin with an admission of having not journaled in a while, as if there isn’t a date at the top of the page to indicate it. Confession of imagined sins; what sort of soul is that good for? I like the guiltless version quite a bit better.
Blogging, at its worst, is a trumped-up discipline. A set up for failure. A lesson learned that i should have already had down. At best… a corner table with a friend who has lots of cool friends. Praps a macchiato, too… it implies a fine conversation and time well spent. One shares ideas one has had and leaves with ones one hadn’t had before. But that’s a little cliche, isn’t it?