The thing with blogging is that you become attached to people and their lives and stories. And when they are no longer blogging…it feels like you’ve lost something.
Am i being a bit dramatic? And or stalkerish?
Since i have been blogging, which hasn’t been that long with all things considered, there have been many bloggers that i read that have closed shop for various reasons. And although it’s a natural process for bloggers to move on beyond blogging (because life DOES exist outside of blogland), it’s still a little sad to see people no longer blogging.
Some blogs have definitely become a daily read and if I don’t always comment, I do enjoy just reading to catch up on fashion advice, funny things kids said and did and or just to hear something funny, encouraging and or heart warming. People are living such incredible lives and filled with such great information and it’s awesome to just learn.
And then of course some people share beautiful images and it takes your breathe away every day. There are so many talented folks out there. And then recently I have discovered a group of fitness bloggers including runners and cross fitters and it’s just so inspiring. I am really inspired everyday.
And then of course there are those bloggers you become friends with in real life. And it’s like you were always meant to be friends.
Recently, I reached out to a blogger who had stopped blogging just to check in. And i have done this before on several occasions. I always have a genuine concern if a blogger (I read daily) goes missing for a period of time. And I don’t think that’s stalkerish at all.
When we choose to share our lives with random people who then become friends (even if it’s just on social media and blogland), we build relationships. And we begin to care about each other. And to the outside world, that may be creepy and weird. But I think anyone that blogs will agree with me that relationships established in blogland is real.
Therefore, if someone doesn’t blog for a while, it’s alright for me to be concern. And if a blogger is no longer blogging and shuts down their blog…it’s ok for me to feel a little sad. None of these emotions are debilitating but it’s still real and perfectly acceptable.
Question of the Day: How do you respond when favorite bloggers stop blogging?