Posted by Jenn Thorson at 7:31 AM Labels: bloggers, blogging, dead blogs, honoring dead blogs, memorial wall
They fill our weekly routines with joy, laughter, knowledge.... And then, too soon, they are gone... Vanished suddenly from our lives like pretty much any Joss Whedon series on FOX.
Yes, I'm talking about blogs. The ones that draw you in, that engage you, only to die a silent premature death.
Sometimes it's because that bossy Offline Life steps in and pulls the plug.
Sometimes inspiration drains from blogging like ice cold, soapy bath water.
Sometimes existentialism cold-cocks the blogger with the ham-fisted hand of "Why frikkin' bother?"
But no matter what the reason, we readers mourn. And we mourn alone!
But no more! Because Of Cabbages and Kings has created the Dead Blog Memorial Wall and Rave Party. Yes, that's right!--now we have the perfect Interwebz spot for honoring those blogs and former bloggers that served their readers, and served well-- until their creation snuffed it like a groundhog on a six-lane highway.
Find the closure you need while remembering your favorite deceased blogs-- simply leave a comment here. Tacky virtual plastic shrines are welcome.
So take off your coat, grab a cup of your favorite libation, and join in the party. Let's celebrate the Creativity That Was and the Blogs That Now Aren't!
I'll start us off in the comments section with a couple of my own most-missed blogs.
(PS- Please take your shoes off if you plan to dance on the virtual tables... I just had them polished.)