They say that with blogging you get to blog about whatever you want. And to a large extent, we do. But, once you have found a certain “niche” (as it were) in the blogosphere, your readers (as well as other bloggers) expect you to blog about certain things.
This week, for example, I had a whole list of topics I wanted to address. I wasn’t really in the mood to write about gay marriage, though that list did include a topic I have long wanted to address — that the best argument for state recognition of same-sex marriage is a socially conservative one. Indeed, Judge Walker made some arguments along those lines in the early portion of his opinion.
But, I knew Tuesday night, when I read the the court was about to release the opinion that I’d be devoting my day to gay marriage.
A while ago, when just before bed, I learned some information showing Log Cabin doing something I strongly supported, I knew I’d have to stay up a little later to blog on the topic. We had been critical of the organization and I wanted to given them credit where due. Staying up late to work on the post, I coined the term, ‘blogligation” to deal with such matters, topics we’re “obliged” to cover based on posts we have penned in the past.