In the last week or so we have seen a few Bloggers hang up their keyboards Pike, Drug, Jong and I suspect Megan by association (she did give notice a while back… But looks like she is leaving us on a cliff hanger) and a few more.
(Although there is one Locktess with the Mostess that wont stay down…)
It is hard to take the blogger disappearances especially if you are a loyal fanboy errr reader like me.
The 1st time Megan threw in the blogging towel I was devastated. I spent that day in a complete daze and the next couple scratching my head.
In hindsight I realize how selfish I was… Still am for that matter. These wonderful people, wonderful writers gave a piece of themselves regularly, if not daily, then closed the door.
They are mine… ALL MINE!
I wonder if a part of it is that I have assumed a relationship with then that never really existed.
- I love their writing.
- I share their views
- I share their sense of humor.
- I have been let into their lives and explored them in great detail.
Then I realize that I know Jong is a bourbon swilling Retpally. As time went on I discovered he was a banker that was going to buy a tropical island and employ us all. Now he is an unemployed banker in torn pants scrambling across the floor searching for the dissected parts of his left nut.
Megan, who I have “known” longer is a sometime Lock, sometime Pally, often bourbon swilling (the image from OOM will be forever burnt in my brain – I assume it was Megan… Hell, I assume Megan really is “Megan”) mystery.
So in reality I know nothing more about these people than what has been presented to me on their blogs. Blogs which by their very virtue bent the rules of life, WoW and blogging to suit the need of the post at hand.
Yet I am sad at their loss. Undoubtedly sadder at their loss than many RL friends that I did know the intimate details of (maybe one good reason I feel less sorrow for their loss?).
Of course they haven’t gone. They will live on forever, if not in clear memories, in changes to my perspective of the world.
I’m no stalker…
I won’t remove the shrines to these bloggers in my house, the rooms wallpapered with their glorious posts, but I will let them move on with their lives, grateful for all they have gifted to me.
Of course, when I score a free ticket to the States, I will employ stalker cam or celebrity tracker so I can hunt them down and suck the dregs of the bourbon off their ice cubes.
The farewell and the invitations.
So I wish you all the very best of luck with job hunting, doctoring, n00b hunting, whatever fills your life and makes it worthwhile.
You are always welcome to drop by, read, comment, even raise the tone of this blog by posting some random guest post. I don’t expect it will happen, I certainly won’t demand a guest post, or a rerun to blogging, but my door is open.
Speaking of open doors… If you ever do make it to Australia and come to Melbourne, my physical door is open, space will be made, panties returned.
If you are a blogger and are torn up about the conflict between writing your blog to satisfy your readers and letting it rest to get on your life, choose George Michael… errr life…
You have given, we have consumed. You will be missed, but you will be honored in our memories.
I’m not going anywhere
I’m still here, I haven’t gone and currently don’t plan to stop. You may have noticed that I have been posting less lately.
No need to panic. There are plenty of things going on in RL that are reducing my blogging time. I have a million things I want to write about, which is one of the problems… Which one to start, which one to finish, which one got away.
The other thing is I am loving the game still. Unlike many that are feeling a pre-cataclysm decline, I am totally committed and there is never enough time in game to complete my objectives.
The problem is when you are chasing Loremaster while in the PvP queue, there is no time for blogging… If it takes 3 BGs just to cross a room and visit the quest giver… How am I going to find the time to write?
I will be posting as often as possible (or as I desire).
Although I have promised Arioch not to post for a little while… (you aren’t reading this are you Arioch?) I just got my feedreader down to 600 unread posts!
So until I write a real post… Enjoy your game, enjoy your life, remember our lost bloggers fondly.
Gnomer and Out!
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