Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Saying Farewell to a Blogger

Bloggers come and go, but when I read the last post on Monday from Daphne's Dandelions, long time host of Harvest Mondays, I was truly surprised that she would be one.  She is calling it quits.  She will be missed and the Harvest Monday meme will be missed unless someone steps up to take it on.

Daphne joins a long list of bloggers who have disappeared.  Most give you no warning. 

 Some you half expect when their posts get so infrequent.  

Some had been good friends and then poof, they are gone.  

Occasionally one dies but the family lets you know.  

So here's to the bloggers I have known.  Maybe they'll return one day.

There are others whose names I can no longer recollect.  They no longer appear in my bookmarks.  I cleaned them out years ago.

And here's to the bloggers who have passed on of which I only know of Granny of

So if you are calling it quits from blogging do a favor for those that read your posts, follow Daphne's example and let us know.


Blogoratti said...

A very heartwarming post and indeed bloggers do come and go. Greetings to you.

Tom said...

"and then poof, we are gone." I hope that it's a short poof when my time is up!

amanda | wildly simple said...

I a still around! After some 10 years of blogging, I am in it for the long haul. But there are seasons in life when it's hard for me to find the time, when so much of me is demanded in other areas and I fall asleep before I finish all the things I wish to do, to wake and start all over again. I prefer to blog more regularly, but til then, know I'm still here!
I too, have had a couple of bloggers I've felt a strong connection with, felt that they were friends.. and poof. Gone. I agree, it's so strange. A connection that feel so strong yet can be so easily disconnected.

Fun60 said...

I have often thought of writing a farewell post and leaving it in draft form. Of course I would have to leave instructions for posting it in my will. But why not as my blogging friends are important to me and I wouldn't like them to think I was just ignoring them.

Marcia said...

Marie (Fun60) - what a great idea to wrote a draft post and leave it in your will. Not sure I'd go back to the lawyer to revise the will but could leave instructions with my daughters or husband to post it. Now the question is what to say? Something along the lines of "I'm gone from this life. It's been nice knowing you."

Margaret Adamson said...

Yes that is a good idea to leave instructions to tell blogger if (when) you depart this life!

Dan said...

I'm still reading Marcia :-)

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