there are no rules on this blog.

June 26, 2014

So I've been reading a lot of posts lately about "the rules of blogging."  I have to admit, I don't like rules.  Ben always laughs at me because he says I just "do whatever I want."  I drive too fast and I'm not really scared of cops.  I park at the airport in front of the sign that says "no parking."  And even though I don't do it on the blog, I cuss way too much.  It's not my finest attribute, but it happens.  So when I read posts about the rules of blogging, I have to disagree just a bit.

I don't feel like I should have to follow "the rules" of blogging.  Yes, I offer sponsorship and yes I have a sponsored blog.  No, I don't post every day, every other day or sometimes at all.  The "rules" of posting ____ times a week just don't apply to me.  Maybe it's because I feel that my journey is different than other bloggers. (not more important, just different)  Or maybe I just don't do well with rules.  Either way, I blog when I want to blog.  I promote my friends posts when they write something good.  Same for people that I may not know that well.  I want to inspire and encourage people with my journey, but I don't think I should have to dig around every inch of my life to find something to blog about.

Everyone is different.  For those bloggers who have time to blog every day or several times a week, that is awesome-  I love reading them.  And for those bloggers who have the creative mind to keep their blog interesting and eclectic every single post, that's great.  But it's just not my reality.  Sometimes I step out of the weight loss box, but most of the time I don't.

I love blogging.  I love having this amazing support system through all of the amazing readers and friends I've acquired.  I love coming here and having this place to share my struggles, my successes, my ups and downs.  I love the encouragement that I receive and the inspiration that I provide.  But on this blog, there are no rules.


  1. I completely agree! Sometimes I have. Ton to share. But other times I don't! I hate the phrases like "I used to post twice a day! The horror!" Blogging is whatever works for you! I definitely think there are good tips, but absolutely no rules!

  2. Couldn't agree with you more! I mean, I can see if someone is trying to make blogging their job - but not everyone has the time for that mess. I hate feeling like I must do this or that to be considered a "good" blogger. I blog what I want, when I want. And that's okay!

  3. Do what you want, Dont stop, Lets Party Do what you want....

    sorry...Lady Gaga is in my head now.

    I don't follow any rules either. Obviously, look at my language on my blog. Oops. That is what makes you awesome and unique!

  4. I'm getting to a point where I don't want to/feel like posting every day. I'm probably going to cut my posts back a bit. And I cuss. A lot. Can I sit with you outside the box?

  5. well said! :) it's more fun outside of the box anyway. who needs those stinkin rules?

  6. The blog is for YOU, so shouldn't it be right to do what you want?! This post is so well written. Who wants to be inside the box anyway?