Regarding: Commitment

icn_MarsEdit_512As I was reflecting on what to type up for today’s post, I got to thinking about commitment.  There is an old joke about a ham and eggs breakfast.  The chicken is involved, the pig is committed.

I was searching the web yesterday to find a blogging software that I can use to draft my posts offline, format, insert pictures etc.  I had heard other bloggers saying such positive things about Windows Live Writer, but we drank the Apple kool-aid a long time ago and there is no Live Writer for Mac.

What I did find is MarsEdit 3.  Reviews of version 2 were so-so at best, but they seemed to have addressed many of the issues in version 3.  At least that is what the reviews are saying.  But, unlike Live Writer which is free, MarsEdit 3 comes with a $40 price-tag.  So that is where the question of commitment comes in.  Am I committed enough to the blogging process to invest $40 in an editing software (not including the WILD justification I made for the laptop)?

$40 seems like a small commitment really, in the scheme of things.  Compare it, for example, to having a kid.  That costs a hell of a lot more than $40 and if you are not committed, 18 yrs (on average) is a REALLY long time.  With my luck, the kid would be at home forever.


About nfoste2245

I am approaching 40 and have been married since my early 20's. I have become more than a little frustrated with having to answer incredibly personal questions about my choice to not have children. It is apparently taboo to talk about religion and politics, but confronting me about my reproductive choices is fair game. It is not a choice I made alone, quickly or lightly. My husband and I made it together. I am not "withholding" children or grandchildren from anyone. There is an astonishing lack of understanding over the idea that it is an actual choice, to have a child or not. There is also an amazing lack of support, discussion and resources for those like me, that have made the choice. This is not a blog for kid-haters, or mocking people for having kids. It is a place where we can talk about living full lives, without kids, and without guilt.

Posted on August 28, 2011, in Shopping and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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