I’ve noticed lots of people dropping off from blogging lately. Not posting or visiting. During the month of August, my blog has dropped in traffic immensely. Maybe people are out there and active enjoying their last summer month. Maybe they’ve stopped blogging altogether.
I think about friends who stopped blogging over the years and wonder how they are doing. A couple I keep in contact with through other social media, but most of them I have no idea where they went or how they’re doing. Some say a polite goodbye to their blog followers, and others disappear with nary a word. Yes, I said “nary.” Does anyone use that word anymore?
It sort of makes me sad that I don’t get to have contact with some of those I felt a connection with, but I understand life takes us in different directions sometimes. There are certain people online and in real life that are only meant to be in our lives for a short time, and perhaps for a specific purpose we aren’t aware of at the moment.
I do enjoy blogging. I find it much more friendly than any other social media. When life gets busy, I need to step away for a short time, but I can’t imagine not returning, not unless something huge happened that took up my time.
Having said that, the next few weeks are going to be busy, so I may not be around as much. I’ll read blogs when I can, and might post in between if I have time. I hope you’ll all stick around. I do enjoy your company.
Good friends are like stars. You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there. ~ unknown