Monday, December 3, 2007

Disappearing without a trace


The blogging world is an interesting place. I started reading blogs about 1.5 years ago, and focused in on a few a bit later than that. Then I started my own - venturing into new territory for me. I blabbed and blabbed and started to meet people on line, working on little art projects. So here I am, 300 posts later, and I really like posting, reading other's posts, watching my own and other's personal and art growth. I've joined art groups, put my stuff out there for all to see - and love the feedback. I like the people I have met and value their discussions. I feel tentative friendships growing, and valuable connections.
The hard part about this is that people can just disappear! Perhaps they are tired of blogging, or tired of the artwork. Tired of running their site, or things change and there isn't time anymore to keep up with writing, or posting. You have no idea if they just got tired...or they're sick...or sick of the internet world. I am finding this very disturbing - and plan on giving a close friend my log on and password so that if I disappear for some reason she can post my obituary or whatever!
Don't just disappear people! Leave a note! Send a goodbye letter! Your online friends will miss you.

4 comments:

Debra Kay said...

I hear ya Mim. I do value the connections I've made via blog, because the intent when blogging is to share some of ourselves. Yeah, it could be an illusion, but so could the ax murderer who lives down the street.

Switchsky said...

I promise I will leave a note next time...

Forever Young said...

can't imagine stopping this, am so enthralled with it all, and the endless potential....

Mim said...

I likes you all! :)