Sunday, February 3, 2008

and the winner is...

ChristiS

ChristiS of Blah Blah Blog is the winner of my give-away. Her comment was #48 of 73 comments. I am so happy to be sending her a copy of The Shack. Congratulations Christi. This is a book I wish everyone would read.


on another note...

I've added this button to my sidebar. It represents a concept that I can whole heartedly support - blogging without obligation. I encourage you to check out the link for the thoughts behind the concept as well as a variety of buttons you can use on your blog, if you would like. Read these reasons for not feeling obligated to blog and see if you don't agree.

-> 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. . .

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link of the day:
http://www.moo.com/

9 comments:

Huckdoll said...

I adore the concept and am bookmarking the site as I speak. Brilliant. My kinda thing ;)

And if Blah Blah Blog is reading thi, I accidently wrote this on your blog and deleted it. Sorry!

Short Stop said...

Congrats, Christi!

And, AMEN, AMEN, and AMEN! I wholeheartedly agree! LOVE that concept and I'm SO glad someone finally put it into words.

carrie said...

not everything is a bloggable moment?? Oh no! What will I do now?

Just kidding. I like this list.

For me, the writing part is easy and fun. It's the commenting on other blogs that I feel is harder to make time for. I'm really trying to cut down on that and save my comments for my really faithful commenters. Like you.

Just Mom said...

What?! We don't have to blog everyday?! ;-D

Deb said...

Love it! love it! love it! I feel so FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeee, Thanks:)

Amber said...

"Eradicate post pollution." I LOVE it! And the concept. :-)

Mary@notbefore7 said...

I loved this. It is so funny...I have been blogging more often these days (sometimes two posts in a day) and found myself "worried" about it. "Oh no...people won't be able to keep up" or whatever silly thoughts plagued my brain...

I had to remind myself that they blog is for ME and I can post when I want! Might get a button for myself soon.

Melissa said...

Blogging without obligation would work for me if I wasn't in a duel right now ;)
But I do agree with all of the things mentioned!

Epic Honor said...

thanx for the BWO link. I like the concept a lot and that's just what my blog is :D