I don't really know why people stop blogging. But what I really want them to know is how it affects ME!!
I have had many favorites over the years, and I definitely see a pattern before they pull the plug.
First, they go private and its fun for a while. Its like the blogger is drunk and their inhibitions go out the window and they talk about everything they have been dying to say for years.
Second, they have now said what they wanted to say and have nothing left to say and they end their blog.
Its sad and mostly true.
But what they don't know is how I so looked forward to their writing. How they have a unique way of making me laugh or give me an idea for my own family. Or the struggle they are going through is so close to my struggle that their openness is what helps get me through my day. I think it is extremely selfish to end a blog and I may upset some of my readers by saying that, but nobody thought of MY feelings when they stopped blogging.
That selfish statement might have gone a little far, but just because I don't comment every time doesn't mean I'm not reading. I hardly get comments, hardly ever! I'm not upset, and I don't blog for the feedback or to boost myself esteem.
I have a counter and I know how many times I get visitors.....all 5 of you. Vanessa, Jessica, Cyndi, Jana, and Maryanne, and okay maybe Brooke oh and Scott & Shana but that is it!! Well, I forgot my brothers Bill & Del, but now that is really it!!
I love blogging, I hope all my friends continue with their blogging as well!!!