The weather is beautiful and the social life is good. So why am I melancholy? Maybe because the neighbor moved out and I miss the people activity next door. (This may ruin my reputation of hating people.) Maybe life just seems too perfect? (When will the next disaster happen?) Maybe I’m just nuts. (Perhaps we should go with that.)
Or maybe I’m just in a loss mode so let me wallow a bit.
I was going through my WordPress reader/followers and some of my earliest blogging friends are no longer around. They are not posting. There was no goodbye. I don’t know why. It’s like an unfinished story.
Some people start a blog without realizing the time it takes. Yes, it can suck up a bit of time.
Maybe they run out of ideas? (Really, there are enough stupid people out there to last a lifetime of posts!)
Perhaps they take up other hobbies. (There are hobbies other than blogging? What are they?)
There was a cranky old guy who wrote the funniest posts about people. He made me look like Mother Theresa! Gone. I often wonder if he died or was axed by someone.
I had a blogger BFF in Bermuda who painted her stories with island life and glorious pictures. I know she’s around. She’s just not posting. Another blogger moved from one state to another and she went silent.
Some of the bloggers who started around the time I did are just not posting as frequently. OMG! They got a life! Not allowed!
I have been posting just shy of two years and it’s amazing how strong the connections feel. It’s like I really know you. It’s as if you live next door!
All is not glum. When I lose someone, a new blogger comes along. There is a wonderful crop of writers out there right now that I just love to read. They write really good stuff. They teach me lessons. They make me cry or giggle and spit coffee out my nose. We all know that’s the ultimate sign of a good post.
It’s that old saying “a door closes and another one opens” but sometimes, just like losing old neighbors, there is a sense of loss that you feel as the door shuts.
Then there are some friends you just can’t replace.
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