You may note, dear Reader, that the blog roll list, over there on the right, has gotten shorter. I’ve taken a few of the links away since the blogs have either disappeared or not been refreshed in months. A few more may have to go, too, as my taste is changing, I guess, and what amused me at one time, may not so much now.
What would you do with your blog if you decided to quit writing? Would you just leave it hanging? Would you take in down completely? Even if one decides to take a break, it would be nice to have a little note left behind, explaining what the writer was doing.
Some of the blogs I deleted were fairly new, but one was from the beginning of time, when I started blogging. That one made me sad, but the writer has disappeared. Not only is her blog gone, but she no longer tweets. Funny thing, she was rather manic about both for awhile, daily blog posts and thousands of tweets. No notice about leaving, just gone.
Often, now, when I go out wandering around to see what is out there in blog land, I come across blogs that haven’t been refreshed in years. I ponder these. The writing was good, the comments were there, and there seemed to be a following. What happened? No explanation. No forwarding address.
If something happens to me, I have instructed Terry as to what to do with my social media. I have a lot: this blog and another WordPress blog; Facebook; Twitter; Vine; Flickr; Instagram; Cowbird; Yelp; She Writes; 365 Project; Pinterest; and I run an FB page for an organization. Should I decide to quit any of those, I would leave a note, saying goodbye. I have a Klout score, so maybe if I suddenly went quiet, they would come looking for me. Probably not.