Bradley wrote a post recently about all the bloggers he used to enjoy who just…disappeared and it got me to thinking. Whatever happened to so-and-so? I went to my list of blogs I follow and there’s a good number of them whose blogs I can’t even view! WordPress just says “No recent posts…” and doesn’t show the blog at all. It leaves me wondering (and I’m sorry Bradley if this is too much like your post) but I wonder, what the hell happened to these wonderful people? Funny, insightful people whose blogs I loved. One was about a woman who was an escort, it was really interesting. Her in particular, I wonder, was she killed? Others, since they were Bipolar bloggers, I wonder, did they kill themselves? It’s unsettling, to say the least. I wish I’d gotten their contact information so that I could follow up with them. I makes me want to organize this blogosphere into a “real” community where everybody knows everybody and has their contact information and can check up on each other when they don’t hear from them for awhile. I know for me, there was a stretch last year, a few months, where I didn’t post at all. I just didn’t feel like I had anything to say (imagine that!). Is this what’s going on? Why, people? Why did you leave without a backward glance? Don’t you know that there are people around here who care? Who find you funny, fun, engaging, heartfelt, sweet and articulate? So I’m putting it out there. To all my bloggy friends: PLEASE DON’T LEAVE!! Or, if you must, please give us a warning! Let us know! Because people CARE!!! Your absence does not go unnoticed!!! Now I’m sending this out into the universe, and I hope this sentiment reaches some of those lost bloggers.
Have a happy Hump Day, my friends! And if you have someone to hump, get in an extra one for me, will ya? The sadly hump-free BPOF 😛