Tuesday, May 11, 2010

A question posed and Song of the Week - Peter Gabriel - The Power of the Heart

Before we get to the Song of the Week, let me present the debate topic of the month:  With Discipline or Without Obligation?

I am constantly pulled for time.  I try to make time to blog as I find it an enjoyable activity and I think it is good to be disciplined, even if with a hobby.  There are times however I wish I could take a more relaxed approach to my blogs and just do it when I feel like it.  Recently, I found some interesting arguments for each point of view presented in other blog sites.

Blogging with Discipline
Presenting the case for regular blogging, no matter what else is going on in your life,
C Beth who writes a number of blogs, the above which explains the concept of Blogging with discipline.  Who amongst us can argue against this?  It just makes sense that if you want to encourage regular readers then they need to know when to come back to read the next blog.

Blogging without Obligation
Presenting an opposing viewpoint, that blogging should be at the mercy of the bloggist's whimsy..  Tartx who writes Down the Tartx Rabbit Hole promotes the concept of blogging when and only damn well when one wants to.

 I liked this point made by Tartx:
  • Because you shouldn't have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill - who likes treadmills?   My thought: Only your little gerbil because they have nothing else to do...

There you have it folks, two sides of blogging.   You might notice that I have for some time now been hosting the badge of "Blogging without obligation" although I have pretty much settled on at least a Tues/Thurs post with sometimes weekend posts as well.  I have decided that weekends are optional.  As summer comes I think I will post reliably once per week with any other post being optional.  We should not be slaves to our blogs - unless of course like your gerbil you don't have anything else to occupy your time - or you have found a way to monetize it sufficiently to earn a living from it.

OK bloggists, time to weigh in... What do you think?

Peggy's Song of the Week:
Without further adieu I would like to present my song selection of the week.  I heard this the other day and it perked my ears up and brought back memories.  I hope it will do for you as well.

You and me we sweat and strain
You look for sun and I look for rain
We're different people, we're not the same
The power of the sun
I looked for treetops, you looked for caps
Above the water, where the waves snap back
I flew around the world to bring you back
Ahh, the power of the heart
You looked at me and I looked at you
The sleeping heart was shining through,
The wispy cobwebs that we're breathing through
The power of the heart
I looked at you and you looked at me
I thought of the past, you thought of what could be
I asked you once again to marry me
The power of the heart
Everybody says love makes the world go round
I hear a bubbling and I hear a sound
Of my heart beating and I turn around
And find you standing at the door
You know me I like to dream a lot
Of this and that and what is not
And finally I figured out what was what
It was the power of the heart
You and me we sweat and strain
The result is always the same
You think somehow we're in a game
The power of the heart
The power of the heart
I think I'm dumb, I know you're smart
The beating of a purebred heart
I say this to you and it's not a lark
Marry me today
You know me I like to dream a lot
Of what there is and what there's not
But mainly I dream of you a lot
The power of your heart
The power of the heart


  1. I blog without obligation. By the way, my "Letters to Mom" blog will be on hiatus for perhaps 3 weeks. I posted the last letter to Mom that was written in 1976. I'll begin posting letters written in 1977 sometime after I return home from Hawaii.

  2. Linda, I have been enjoying your "Letters to Mom" blog and will look forward to you resuming them when you get back from holiday. I am sure you will have a wonderful time! Enjoy!


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