Thursday, August 09, 2007

Lost Bloggers

I seem to have lost a few bloggers lately. Dr Maroon hasn’t posted for over a month, and was sporadic at best for the previous few; Binty McShae has more or less moved on; Foot Eater has been trying to get out of blogging with that persona for some time and it looks like he’s finally doing it - I just wish I'd figured out who else it is he blogs as; and now El Guapo has said goodbye to the Guatemalan with the beautiful mustache.

All of them have been “must reads” for me at some point, but now have to be transferred to my Sporadic & AWOL and Bloggers list.

This weekend will be the 2nd anniversary since I began blogging (post currently in the process of being written about it) and I’ve seen some mighty fine bloggers vanish into the ether since I started.

Nevertheless there are some superb ones still out there and new ones to discover all the time.

Change is a constant.

17 comments:

PI said...

I too am missing Doccie, Randall Sherman, Sam, Gyana Gyal and others who are on holiday. It's the doldrums except for thee and me and a few stalwarts. We'll just have to be brave and soldier on!

Sini said...

I found this blog through el guapo..

Carole said...

Since I blame your posts for catching my interest in blogging, I shall have to smash in all your teeth if you quit.(No, not really...I can't afford to come to Scotland.) Think how long that would take to have them replaced if I could though.

I love your insight into different subjects. It helps me think.

Restaurant Gal said...

A toast to El Guapo for so many great reads. We will miss him!

--The Gal

Mary Witzl said...

You got me into this, Kim, so don't you even think of quitting yourself!

As for good blogs, I keep finding these and then forgetting where I saw them. Or I will post a comment and forget that I posted it, and then after quite some time, the blogger I visited will be good enough to return the favor, but I won't remember that I visited their blog first.

Rather scary, really. At least I know where I put my glasses.

Sarah said...

i thought foot eater was taking holiday..

that rat bastard.

Sarah said...

just read your 101 things, #99 is my favorite.

and i love the one about you loving your wife and her loving you. that one just makes me feel good. :o)

Kim Ayres said...

Pat - there are definitely some blogs where if I don't get my "fix" every few days, I start getting irritable and grouchy...

Sini - I found your blog through your comments here. I've been reading for a while and recently linked to you

Carole - I have no plans on stopping in the foreseeable future, but I'm now nervously running my tongue over my teeth...

RG - I'll raise my glass to El Guapo with you!

Mary - You should start using your "Add to Favourites" option on your browser, and create a folder for the ones where you left a comment.

Sarah - maybe he is just holidaying, but in my (admittedly limited) experience, when someone stops blogging for a while, they rarely come back to it with the same enthusiasm they originally had and it peters out again after a few posts.

As for my wife & I's relationship, I'm convinced that if we weren't married we'd probably be stalking each other...

Eryl Shields said...

In this way I think that blogging is just like real life, people drop off the radar all the time. Even those you think you'll always keep in touch with. I just heard that the first friend I made in this town has moved to Australia. How did I miss that?

Sayre said...

I've missed a few people who've dropped out too. Even considered it myself a time or two, but some days my blog is the only thing that keeps me sane. It's also how I keep in touch with my family (most of my readership is them and they rarely comment on the blog but do so in person - a lot).

Please don't leave us - at least without warning...

TheAmpuT said...

Yeah, I just wiped the tears after reading his farewell post before coming to yours this morning (don't think "sloppy seconds" either LOL).

Kanani said...

I noticed that Dr. Maroon was awol as well. And now El Guapo? Ah well, I guess (like a book) they'd finished writing their blog. Or maybe they're blogging under assumed names while in the Bahamas.

I really love swinging by everyone's blogs --even if I don't leave a note, know that you're being read.

Binty McShae said...

It's been a year of ups and downs for me Kim... I still float around reading stuff, commenting once in a while, but I just don't seem to be able to produce anything. I have some great posts circulating in my head from time to time but when I finally have a few moments to write them they are usually only half-remembered or no longer relevant.

Who knows, events coming up in the next couple of weeks will hopefully free up some time for me... don't worry, I will be back!

Kim Ayres said...

Eryl - It's true, although I've been surprised to find some of them again on Facebook

Sayre - I can't imagine that I'd stop blogging without saying goodbye. If I ever vanish with no warning then the chances are I've either been involved in an accident or my computer's exploded.

Theamput - welcome to my ramblings, and thank you for taking the time to comment. Hmmm "Sloppy Seconds" sounds like a good title for a blog...

Kanani - there isn't a blog I link to that I don't visit regularly and read, but with a limited number of hours in the day, it's not always easy to think up a comment for every post.

Binty - you're not dead yet then?

jotcr2 said...

It must be the time of year. I am having a stage where its not a priority. Which is probably good - mix things up. Sure I will get back into it when the time is right.

Kim Ayres said...

Jo - I was going to say summer holidays always cause a slump in blogging activities because people are out enjoying the sun instead. However, there's been very little sun here this summer and of course you're in the middle of winter - so bang goes that theory :)

Foot Eater said...

Ahaaa-haaa-haaaaa! I shall return in December, and shall be more powerful than ever!


I shall take over the world!



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