Don't you just hate it when blogs just disappear? They just stop.
I guess why I get upset when a blog disappears, is that I've enjoyed the blog and am just plain disappointed when it's gone.
A few people do say that they have decided to stop blogging. I can handle this because there's closure. They also give reasons as to why it's time to stop blogging. Good! There was some thought to this decision. One blog I really liked and was disappointed when it closed was Just Another Day on the Prairie. A good reason for stopping was given and a good bye was said.
One blog that really impressed me was where the blogger posted until a few days before his death. There were some intense comments shared on this one. I learned a great deal from this one. Much reflection took place after this one closed. His wife wrote a couple of posts when he was too sick to write. His daughter wrote a final post.
In one or two blogs illness has set in and I think that the blogger passed on. Sad.
Sometimes a very active blogger just starts to slow down. Time between posts gets longer and longer and then ceases. Sometimes bloggers try something new. They go from posting every day to once a week. You know something's up. Not long after things dry up and stop. Some bloggers are involved in more than one blog and they are stretched too far so something has to go. Sometimes bloggers move on to a completely different area and start a new blog. I can follow their new blog or call it a day.
Sometimes the area that they cover just dries up and they have no new material to use.
Sometimes the fire in the belly just goes out.
I would think that some bloggers find something else to occupy their time and blogging is what is dropped.
So once in a while I have to go through my blog list and "clean it up." It's sad to take these blogs off your blog list. They are old friends.
On the other side of the coin one can search for more blogs. That's a blog post for another time.
So how do you handle things when a blog shuts down?