A chance to say goodbye before you
The vanishing breed
I posted a comment recently at Judy’s site in response to her post about bloggers who disappear from sight without any explanation.
As with Judy I have a particular blogger in mind that has prompted me to write this post, he is Latigo Flint, a writer of some really weird, but extremely funny, stories about the old West, I’m sure anyone who has ever read his posts will remember him well.
His last post on
This seems to happen quite regularly, someone you read each day/week suddenly stops posting, and we, your readers, are left wondering where you have got too, have you just got tired of blogging? or has something else caused your absence, illness or an accident maybe? it would be nice to say goodbye or to learn the facts of the case at least.
To this end I have given my son Marcus the keys to my blog and asked him to say my goodbyes should I get hit by the proverbial bus, or even if I pass more peacefully.
I am blessed with an articulate blogger in my choice but everyone must know someone who could write that last chapter for them, sort of bring the curtain down, if you like.
Think of it as a part of your will, you wouldn't want your other treasures and possessions to go unclaimed why chance it with your blog, to your faithful readers this could be the greatest treasure you have to leave.
Just BTW, Marcus has been blessed with enough of the HOLT genes to have a sense of humour that is similar to mine, so if his closing remarks are in any way disparaging please just dis-regard them and think your own pleasant thoughts of me (your now departed blog buddy).
I hope Judy won’t mind me reprinting her closing paragraph here;
And now - a note to the rest of you:
If you decide to quit writing your blog, please put up a last post. I won't insist that you explain why you are quitting, unless you really want to. But for those of us who might have some parting words, please allow comments on that last post - even if you have no desire or intent to ever go back and read them. I hate being left hanging, with something to say and no one to say it to.
I just love that last line Judy, it sounds so typically female;
I hate being left hanging, with something to say and no one to say it to.
One final point:
I had a comment from "Morgan" on my previous post and as is my
normal practice I tried to connect to her? blog to say thanks for the
visit, sadly the section in her? profile that enables contact had not
been checked so I hit a brick wall.
Note to all Bloggers;
Please enable this section so that we may contact one another.