What Is a "Delinquent Blogger?"
One of my friends wrote me lately after about a week of not posting and asked me why I was being a delinquent blogger. I have also seen this on different blogs I read where the one posting states that they "have been a delinquent blogger." It seems to be the general understanding that if you don't post in awhile you're "delinquent!"
I got to thinking though, what about it makes it "delinquent" if someone is not able to post for awhile?
I thought I knew what "delinquent" meant but concluded it prudent to look it up before rambling on about it's meaning. and in a nutshell this is what I found.
Adjective: delinquent di'lingkwunt
1. Guilty of a misdeed "delinquent minors"
2. Failing in what duty requires "delinquent in his duty" - derelict, neglectful, remiss
3. Past due; not paid at the scheduled time "a delinquent account" - overdue
Noun: delinquent di'lingkwunt
1. A young offender - juvenile delinquent
Of all those meanings the one that I felt could most easy be applied to a blog is the "neglect to duty" one.
The thing is my blog is not a duty...it is my hobby. A way to hopefully cheer up you day and bring a smile to your face, or to get you to think...LOL!
I have made no commitments to my readers, my blog or myself that I would post a certain amount or with any sort of frequency. The only commitment I have ever made for this blog is that it would stay positive, so if I am neglecting that then I could say I was being delinquent.
I would really like to hear what you guys think about this...esp you other blogger's.
I did an image search for "delinquent blogger" on Google just to see what I would find...it was fun to see some photos of people I know... Don't worry guys I am not picking on you. I love you guys dearly.