Friday, July 17, 2009

When A Blog Disappears

I don't mean when Blogger is having problems. I mean when you go to check out a blog you read and, in this case, WordPress gives you this message: The authors have deleted this blog. The content is no longer available. What is one to think? Is something wrong? Have they moved to a new blog? A new state? No, that wouldn't matter in blogland. Why no forwarding address and most importantly, why no explanation? Of course, paranoid folks like myself wonder if something scary happened. Did someone make rude or frightening comments (this was a family's blog with pictures of their beautiful children). I just want to know if everything is okay. I didn't check this blog daily but fairly regularly, and I don't think I missed a post where they said were going offline. Don't their readers (me) deserve some sort of farewell post? It's funny how I feel like I need closure over a "missing" blog. Oh well, maybe I'll find them out there again someday...

4 comments:

Christy said...

I can speak from experience! I had to 'disappear' my first blog. Someone found out about it that I really didn't want reading it. Unfortunately, they found my second one (current one) too - so I outed them on it, and they've only been back once or twice since.

AnastasiaSpeaks said...

I totally understand. I would wonder all the same things. When you have a blog that people read, even if it's only a few readers, a note about leaving is nice so people don't worry and think the worst.

Kate Coveny Hood said...

Now I'm intrigued... I wonder if it's one I know but haven't checked in a while. This happened to me once, but them my friend came back online with a new blog (same blog name/different url). Maybe you'll find the same thing happens with this one.

Tasha Via said...

I completely agree. I had a lady on my blog list for forever and then one day it was gone! Then it was back and then a few months later it was gone again. I haven't been back to see if it's back again. I just can't keep up=)