I miss them…

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One if the worst things about the Internet is when people disappear and you don’t know where they have gone.

I have ‘lost’ a few people here recently. Perhaps it’s a new year and they have cancelled their membership, or decided blogging isn’t for them. Some of them had become friends, or I’d invested some time in reading their blogs. Some explained that this wasn’t working and they were going, others just disappeared. I can’t help saying I miss them. One person passed away. I knew she had been ill and I was sad to find out she was gone. At least there was a message put on her page to say she had died. I could grieve. But sometimes there is nothing, they become ghosts in my memory, sitting there, with no explanation. Then there are people who’s pages on Facebook are still open despite having died two or three years ago. Each time I see their faces on my friends list I feel sorrow, and yet it would feel wrong to ‘unfollow’ them. What to do. The etiquette of the Internet.. We need to learn.

2 thoughts on “I miss them…

  1. I know what you mean! We’re definitely in a new era our elders couldn’t teach us about. Those MIA bloggers are definitely missed.

    Sadly, I unintentionally ghosted my followers last week. But, I’m still here, just delayed in posting. Whew! My site went down on Friday, in the midst of working on a post. It took a good 24 hours to get it back up and going. Sadly, by then life had moved on and I had to find time to get a blog post created and live. I finally succeeded last night. But I hate that I left my readers hanging like that.

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