I was looking through my "subscribed" reading list of blogs today and updating it - it's been awhile apparently. I opened a blog to see when the last post was and ended up deleting over 100 subscriptions because the blog either no longer existed, was password protected or hadn't been updated in months, sometimes over a year!
I've maintained this blog for I think over 6 years now... I just can't imagine creating a blog with the intent of posting about your life, your surrogacy experiences, or your adventures in cooking (as those are the majority of the blogs I read) and then just leaving it. I understand deciding one day you don't want to keep up with it anymore and making a "farewell" post of sorts and leaving your blog as a record of everything you wrote about before, but pretty much all the ones that had old posts with no new activity didn't have any sort of update, they just stopped blogging... makes me wonder why... did they get bored with it? forget about it? decide it wasn't worth their time and effort? Why?
I love blogging, it's an easier version of journaling for me. I love being able to look back and see what was going on a year ago, 2 years ago, at the same point in a different pregnancy/surrogacy journey. It is comforting for me to have those moments captured in an easily accessible manner. I love looking back to see the foster puppies we've cared for, or just looking back and having a snapshot of my year!
There are of course many more blogs to read that are active still, and that I very much enjoy, but I wanted to recognize all the ones that have come and gone and are no longer. In this great big world of the internet I wanted to say "goodbye".