In the 5 years that I have been blogging I have “met” some amazing people. I have met artists, moms, business people, caretakers, young people, not so young people. Writers and creators. People who support others in the trials of life even when their own trials are mindboggling.
What is it about blogging that brings so many people from different backgrounds together in such an informal, close group?
Here is what I am thinking about today though. There have been some bloggers who have just disappeared. I think about them and wonder what is going on in their lives. I wonder if they are okay.
I don’t think in these cases it is always just a lack of time. I think there is more to the absence. Lack of time results in sporadic posting or commenting. Not a complete vanishing act.
Some have had devastating life events happen that I know about but others have just disappeared. Not only are they no longer on their own blogs but they do not comment on the blogs that they used to visit regularly.
I wonder if they realize how many people think about them and care about them? I know for a fact how the blog community at large regularly ask me about some people. Checking to see if I have heard from them. Sadly I haven’t.
Not that these people owe any of us an explanation. I just hope if any of them cruise on by here they know they are thought of often….and I am pretty sure they all know who they are. I can think of 5 of you right off the top of my head.
Take care. Be well. You are thought of and missed.