I follow quite a number of blogs, and I try my best to not miss any posts. If I don't get to them during the week, I usually take some time one day a week to catch up on what I've missed. I was doing a clean up of my blogroll Friday night; getting rid of blogs that no longer post, and was surprised by all the abandoned blogs. Maybe it shouldn't have come as such a surprise to me, since I have stepped away from my blog on more than one occasion, but I always came back.
I started wondering what happened to these bloggers. Some had sporadic posts to begin with so it didn't seem that out of character, while others posted daily, had many followers, and were active in the blogging community. One blog I saw had a Merry Christmas post as their last post. Maybe they made a new years resolution to step away from the computer? I can't help but feel sad that they have abandoned their blogs. I am sure they are just fine without them, but I still can't help but wonder.
Thankfully, some of the blogs that I had not seen an update on in a while had just been moved to a new site, and I missed the announcement when I was taking my blogging break. It's been nice to catch up on what has been happening with those blogs.
What do you think has happened to these bloggers? Have you lost any blogger friends and not known where they have gone? I wish they would post a goodbye, or at least let us know they are ok. I wish I could tell them we are missing them here in Bloggerville.