Scrolling through the bookmarks on my computer, I see them, the abandoned blogs. My finger hovers over the delete button. What if the author suddenly decides to come back and the blog comes miraculously back to life? Sadly, this rarely happens.
Usually there is some sort of announcement. The author has said all he or she wants to say, maybe; worse, mean comments have driven the blog offline or private. But sometimes there's nothing: the blog becomes open to invitees only, or just goes dark.
I can't help but wonder. What happened to the Sunflower, the Adventurer, the Artist? Why did that blog I had just found and commented on suddenly go private? Are they okay? Was it something innocuous, or worse? I've often been called a "curious kitty" because I wonder about a lot of things; given that and my fascination with murder mysteries I think I would have made a good CSI. I'm always puzzled when I ask a friend, "Don't you wonder about (insert fascinating situation here)?" and get the reply "No, not really."
I do get it. Someone puts their life out there for everyone to see, and critical comments aren't helpful. Plus, let's face it, most of our lives can get, well, boring at times. Too many of my days consist of: Go to work. Go to the gym. Read a book. The end. It's hard to think of something new to say.
I miss some of those blogs. Even though I'll probably never meet the authors of the ones I read, I look forward to every new post, to see what's going on in that person's corner of the world. So keep writing, people! Even if you don't know it, there's people out there reading, and wishing you well.