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.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017


One day you're reading their blog and then you realize nothing has been posted in a long while.  Happen to you?

I had started reading this blog Meggie on the Prairie because I was interested in her trip to Scotland and all she wrote about it. [Dan and I are headed there at the end of September and we are trying to read all we can ahead of time.]  Now I see Meggie hasn't posted since the end of March.  Anyone know why?

Another disappearance was Amanda of Wildly Simple.  I loved reading about the escapades of raising her 5 children.  She also had such beautiful photos.  She hasn't written since last September when she wrote about her Grandmother's death.

There are others.  I have long erased the bookmarks to their blogs but I still have to wonder.   What happened to the connection we had while they were blogging?  Broken off that easily when one day they just stopped posting with no explanation why?

I know of only one blogger, Daphne of Daphne's Dandelions who wrote a blogging farewell.  She explained why too.  I was sorry to see her go but grateful that she told us why.

So here's my plea to bloggers out there, if you decide to quite blogging, write that last post to say good-bye.  I will do the same for you.


Tom said...

...often I wonder if folks have dropped off the face of the earth.

Cynthia said...

I agree. I feel as if my blogging buddies are friends and when they just disappear without a word I worry that something has happened.
One blog I was reading for quite some time, the woman wrote of all these tragedies in her life and her ill health and then just disappeared. She was gone for several months then reappeared without a word as to what had happened or where she had been. Her followers became quite angry with her and I for one stopped reading her blog after that.

Dawn Y. said...

We have formed so many special friendships throughout our blogging community. Often life's circumstances take us away from writing or visiting favorite blogs for a bit. I also worry when a special blog friend is suddenly 'quiet' for a long time. It's a nice reminder, Marcia, to share a few words of farewell when a blog comes to an end. Wishing you sunny June days! ♡

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