All too frequently I'll stumble across a blog that has been abandoned. Some for months, many for years. I read these blogs with great interest. The blogs are usually great, the bloggers personality leaping from the page. Their passion, intellect and personality shining through each and every word, and then...NOTHING. More often than not there is no mention, or even hint that they plan to leave blog land behind. Nothing in their blog to say so. I tend to overthink a lot of stuff in life, and I have to say that when I find an abandoned blog it sets me to thinking...What has become of the blogger? Are they ok? What could cause them to abandon a blog they had clearly crafted with so much love and spent so much time on? It makes me sad to think about it.
In truth, I have thought many times of scrapping my blog, walking away, but I actually don't know if I could. Or if I did, could I stay away for good? It's true that lately I've had a bit of a mental block, and it constantly crosses my mind that I have nothing really of interest to blog about (although I still think that). I'm glad I didn't bin my blog though, it's nice to know it's there. A place for me to say exactly what I want. Who cares if it isn't everybody's cup of tea!
Since I started blogging I've only known one other blogger who went MIA, they started around the same time as me with a cracking good blog. With posts and ideas I could only dream of. A wonderfully friendly presence in blog land and twitter, then one day I noticed they had gone. No indication, no warning, just gone. I often wonder about where they went and why...not that it's my business and I didn't know them well either (not even their real name). Perhaps I should have tried to stay in contact?
So there you have it. What do you think about abandoned blogs? Do you know of any? Would you try to contact the blogger (even if you didn't know them) to find out what happened or check they were ok?