The usual reasons:
1.) The Love has gone --
2.) The other party has grown into someone(thing) different.
Once we blogged for COMMUNITY
Now, we blog for
Remember how thrilled you were when you got your first comments on your blog?
How you joined bloghops to meet others, posted their blog buttons on your sidebar?
How you emailed special blogging friends?
You got to know those friends from their comments and their newsy posts on their blogs.
Then, they started to DRIFT AWAY from your blog,
your received comments.
In the blogverse, it's gotten like that cliche in Western Movies:
It's quiet out there ... too quiet.
The community has dissipated to other outlets of SOCIAL MEDIA or other concerns.
Specifically to Facebook ...
where it is hard to get blog notice without paying extra for it ...
and not even then sometimes!
The demise of Google+ has relegated many of us to the shadows, forgotten in dim memories.
WHAT CAN WE DO?
Know that good writing is true writing.
Do not be a weather-vane spinning crazily about, buffeted by the winds of the current fads.
Stay True to Ourselves.
Write posts that please us --
Seasons change, but we grow from surviving their storms.
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
IS BLOGGING IN THE I.C.U.?
HAS BLOGGING GROWN AWAY FROM US?
DO WE CHANGE OR STAY THE COURSE?