Then I got to thinking: well. Why not take the week off for real. But what of my – and brace yourself, I’m about to coin a word so inevitable it may spread, and you’ll find yourself sick of it shortly – what of my blogligations?
Blogligations. The word doesn't exactly roll off your tongue. In fact, it's kind of awkward to say aloud. But I suppose the opportunity to say such a word in a verbal conversation wouldn't come along very often.
Friend: So, you have time to meet me for lunch today?
Me: Nah, I have these blogligations...
It's a great written word; one of those words that is just self explanatory - as long as you are using it on a blog, where people will see it, nod their heads and understand. My boss is not going to understand about blogligations. You will.
A sense of blogligation is what causes one to write posts like this very one you are reading. I must put something on the blog, even though my mind has already shut down for the evening and I can barely scrape my fingers along the keyboards. It's something bloggers create themselves; it's doesn't come from the readers, it comes from within.
So in order to fulfill my personal blogligations, I spend ten minutes talking about this silly yet comprehensive word. It's a Lileksian
word, which makes it a good thing, even though the connotations of the word itself are negative.
What's interesting here is that I coined the word that is the exact opposite of blogligation: blogathy
. Sometimes you don't feel the obligation at all; in fact, you feel obligated to not feel obligated.
This been your blog-word lesson, and my blogligation, for the evening.