Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Blogging Without Obligation

Here's a great list that makes me feel free. · Because you shouldn't have to look at your blog like it's a treadmill.
· Because it's 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 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. . .

Now that you are free from obligation, I have a question that popped up while I was reading someone's blog housekeeping rules. (Blech- I don't like housework much.)
Computers crash and I'm certain blogs have been lost. I've never backed anything up from my blog. I wouldn't want all of it but there would be regrets if I lost it all. Do you back up your blog? If so, how do you do it?

8 comments:

Edie said...

Hey Beverly! I don't backup my blog much but I always backup others blogs when I do a blog makeover. Now you got me thinking. :)

To back up your blog go to Layout, then click on the link just under the tabs that says Edit HTML. At the top of the page there is a link that says Download Full Template. Click on it and save the template to a file on your computer. If you ever lose your blog you should be able to upload that template back in with all the content.

Chatty Kelly said...

I back up my blog at least once a month, try to twice a month. Just makes good sense! I'd hate to loose all my writing.

Good thinking.

The W.O.W. factor said...

Hmmm...never gave any thought to backing mine up.
Maybe I should! Who knows..
Yes M'am...I believe in that Blogging without Obligation too!

Uncommon Blonde said...

I like that list! I saw a blogger who makes her posts into a book yearly using blurb.com - I would love to do it!

Terri Tiffany said...

Loved your list! It is so easy to start feeling like blogging is a chore--and I don't want mine to be that way ever! Great points!
I saw at Angie's blog that you live in Fl--me too!

Merrie said...

Thank you for permission to not blog all the time. I have been feeling guilty lately because I have been so involved in life that I haven't had time to write about it. Now, thanks to you, I feel such a freedom!

Also, I never thought about backing up my blog. I guess I just assumed that blogspot would always be there for me to log in no matter where I am, so I didn't think to fear I would lose it. Now you have me thinking...

Rachel @ Unexpected Blessings said...

After my internet debacle this week I was thinking about how wonderful my bloggy sisters are. I am so far behind on my reading posts but I know they will forgive me and not be upset that I have not read everything. They are women too and completly understand! My husband wishes it is the same way with his work e-mail box! :)

No, I do not back up my blog & yes I would miss it! Mostly because I often use it to help my with my scrapbooking journaling. So I guess in a way that is backing up my blog. But I am always about 6 months behind in my scraping so if mine were lost forever it would be a big problem for me!

GutsyWriter said...

We relaxed because you gave us permission to, the we freaked out when you said we could loose our whole blog. Now I'm going straight to backing it up. Great post. Thanks.