blogging, life

Where, Oh Where, Did My Blogger Friends Go?

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I’m feeling a little lonely out here amongst this vast ocean of blogs.

Over the past month I’ve had several blogger friends announce that they’re skipping out. I mean, come on, what do they think their doing, attending to their lives or something?

Honestly, there are more people than I can count on my fingers that are either taking a blogging break, or have stopped altogether. Oh sure, many bloggers have come and gone since I started doing this thing 18 months ago, but a bunch of them just disappeared all at the same time over the past few weeks.

You’d think I’d be disappointed that my stats page is nearly empty as a result, but I’m not. I miss the blogs from my community of blogger friends with their unique and engaging words. I miss the light-hearted quips of Robin and Carrie. I miss the nostalgia with Linda, and the wise, soul-touching words of Sloan. I miss the story-telling photographs and deep thoughts of Andy. These named are only a few of several more. Even some who are still blogging are posting less frequently.

I see you all out there playing in the nice weather while I hide in the a/c from heatstroke
I see what you’re doing. You’re all out there playing in the nice weather while I hide in the a/c.

It’s too hot in Florida to do anything but get heatstroke. In fact, I usually get my cold/flu when it starts getting hot, and sure enough, I’m sneezing, wheezing and coughing as I type this out.

I’m grateful for those of you still hanging in there with me, even if you’re blogging less frequently.

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I’m sure there are many more bloggers out there whom I’d enjoy getting to know. I’ve been working at my novel a lot, so it’s difficult to find time to search for more brilliant bloggers. Hopefully some will find me so I can go check them out, at least for now.

Miss you guys. Hope you’re having a great summer.

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39 thoughts on “Where, Oh Where, Did My Blogger Friends Go?”

  1. I’ve been blogging for a few years. It’s hard to see people take time away for their lives. Because that means they are stepping out of our virtual lives and we got used to them there. Sniff. 🙂 Glad we met this spring–I plan to be around for the summer. 🙂

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  2. Hello, Lori. Wow, you have lost lots of blogger friends lately. So sorry that so many have disappeared or gone into hibernation (or aren’t posting daily any more). I have seen so many people come and go in the last five blogging years. It seems that it used to hurt worse, but now have become more accustomed to it. Hmmm, not sure if that’s a good or bad thing.

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    1. Hey, Kathy. I never knew I’d get attached to bloggers, and blogging in general. It’s been 18 months of blogging for me, and this is the first big chunk of bloggers I lost all at once. So glad to see you here. Thanks for coming over an commenting.

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  3. I only saw the headline to this and thought you were talking about ME but you weren’t hah I miss one or two days and it feels like forever. Yes it must be the time of year. There are a handful of my favorite bloggers who’ve been MIA. I have no idea what that’s about. You can almost hear a pin drop on my blog. 🙂

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    1. Ha, of course I was talking about you, Pete. Hee, hee. I actually meant most of my blog buddies. Noticed that you had slowed down some (with posts), but you weren’t completely gone like those I named. Hope all has gone well with your move. I always enjoy your writings.

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  4. I’m sorry to hear you’re not feeling well. Hope the virus passes quickly!

    I’ve been blogging for six years or so and many friends have come and gone. It’s just the way it goes. We really do feel connected to each other even though most of us have never met in person.

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    1. My dream is to meet (in person) my Midwest blog buddies one day, which includes you. Not that I don’t want to meet all of my buddies, but I’m more likely to meet those from the Midwest since I travel there often. You never know when I might pop in at your doorstep. 😉 Thanks for the well wishes, starting to feel better today.

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  5. I made a similar mention of absent blog buddies in my post today, including Robin. Sometimes people say they’re just taking a break, but then they don’t come back. I’ll be cutting back soon, too, but I’m not taking an extended break. I don’t want people to forget about me! 🙂

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    1. Wow, I just checked your blog and there are a lot of bygone bloggers there too. Bummer 😦 Like Anneli said, we die-hards keep plugging. 🙂

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  6. I’m not so far away, Beautiful Soul. Keep letting your Glow Flow and hold down the inspiration fort. Hugging you in my heart. 🙂 Love & Light, Sloan

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    1. Thank you, Sloan. I feel your presence around my blog, but miss your wise words. Hope you’re doing well my friend. Blessings to you.

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  7. Lori! I opened your blog because I saw the title. I was wondering if the blogging summer doldrums had hit like it did last year. And what a lovely surprise to see my name here! I agree . . . a lot of my blogging friends have disappeared too. It is nice to take a break but I’m not writing as much as I thought I would. Life on my sailboat (ha!) keeps getting in the way. I’m happy to hear you are getting some writing in. Take care, and I’ll be back!

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    1. Hey Robin! Thanks for checking in. So glad to hear from you. I didn’t forget you. Look forward to your blogs again. In the meantime, have a great summer.

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  8. Surprise seeing my name here! How very thoughtful and sweet. I lost my way in between the seven funerals of friends. I thought I ca not write another death tribute. My heart hurt too much. The last two were a couple of days apart. Earlier a wife and then her husband a month later. It left big holes. I have read all your post, sometimes clicking “like” and sometimes not. It was a comfort to have you there steady and true. Thank you.

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    1. Linda, I’m hugging your hurt heart. I can’t imagine losing so many friends so close together. Thanks for reading my posts despite what’s going on. Hope you’re taking care of yourself.

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  9. Blogging is defintely seasonal for many of us. I tend to take off for a while also in the summer… which is your winter… so am around for your summer. I always look at it like I need to have a life away from the computer to have a life on it 🙂

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    1. Hey EllaDee. My winter is even my summer down here in Florida, since summer is too hot to bear. Glad to have you with me through our winter.

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  10. I’m still blogging, but have hardly had time to visit everyone. Hoping things will soon calm down. Have tweeted your post, so you might get a visit or two 🙂

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  11. Ah, yes, the dwindling blog stats that are summer. But it’s nice to attend to some other things, too, like making headway on our novels-in-progress. And going for walks in the sunshine and warmth, especially for those of us who live in Ohio…

    Thanks for the mention. I’ve been visiting a few blog posts today, just to reenter the sphere for a while, and it was a pleasant surprise to find my name. 🙂 Hope your summer is going well!

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    1. Hey Carrie! My summer is going well so far, besides this darned cold. Had our 28th wedding anniversary this weekend, in case you didn’t see my post. It was a great weekend. Enjoy your summer up there in Ohio.

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        1. As lucky as I am to have lasted for all these years, wedding anniversaries numbers get harder and harder to say. 😉 Thanks for the congrats, and Happy Anniversary to you for this August.

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  12. Awwww! Take heart dear, life can take the place of blogging at times! Several of my blogger friends disappeared or some can’t be bothered anymore! I’m still here though… (winks)
    See ya around. Love those cool pics, London is just cool, not hot…
    🙂

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    1. Hi Seyi! I took those photos at the beach in Florida one day this spring. Too hot for the beach now. Soon the water temp will be like bath water. Stay cool in London, and thanks for coming over to see me.

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  13. Loved this sweet, openhearted appeal! I think summer does that – silly season – so much else to be done, with the lawn screaming to be mowed and the weeds needing to be pulled. But you’re not alone – so do hang in there:-)

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  14. I miss blogging so! Will return soon! And I still enjoy reading you!! Just never have time to comment!!!

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