Deleted Blogs

I really hate clicking someones name, someone who liked one of my posts, commented, or subscribed, and arriving at a deleted WordPress site. I hate it because I want to see what’s in their mind, how they approach blogging, who they are and who they believe themselves to be.

I don’t click on everyone either because when the link obviously goes to a dentistry website or other nonsense of the like, I know I’m probably not going to be interested.

A lot of real people seem to follow these mind splatterings of mine though, so it’s kind of a bummer when I hit that button and nothing’s there. A broken link is one thing but when something did used to be there it’s a bit of a downer not to be able to have read any of it.

This doesn’t really merit being posted. I’m posting it anyways.

Deleted blogs bum me out.

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14 thoughts on “Deleted Blogs

    • You don’t have anything to feel insecure about imo 😉 .

      I’m never going to stop writing. I don’t really think I can help it, not even if I wanted to. It became to built in at some point, second nature, so in some ways I just figure… why not do it here? Might be a little presumptuous of me to offer “advice” per say, but I think as soon as it gets to be too much, break the rules of how you’re doing things with it. When you start to get a certain layout, rhythm, a certain standard… throw it out and pretend like none of your old posts(or the habits developed in writing them) exist at all. Start fresh, but without deleting or starting a whole new blog.

      See, with me I know I’ll always come back to it. Sooner or later. So I’ve pretty much decided even when I don’t have anything to write or say, I’ll let my blog alone so it’s here for the inevitable resurgence of passion.

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  1. There is always that moment of “Oh, this looks promising!” when someone leaves an interesting comment, has an amusing or curiosity-piquing avatar and clever handle… but then there’s always the axe-kick to the head when you click to see who they are and there’s just that sad little “this site has been deleted” image.

    I know this feel. Far too well.

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  2. My issue is more with how transient blogging is. I get into someone’s blog, and then they stop writing. I’m used to it now, but so many have come and gone in the several years I’ve been blogging. I try to just expect it now 🙂
    I understand why people delete blogs though. I think about it fairly often.

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    • It’s definitely an ever-changing sea of faces, but then again… I guess that’s pretty much the same in every part of life, online or otherwise. It does bother me every now and then though.

      I think I understand why people delete them, just a bit of a downer when I come acorss the evidence of what was haha, “suchandsuch.wordpress.com is no longer available” means it was there and I missed it.

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  3. Exactly! I mourn the lost bloggers, especially when we’ve had connections through likes and comments. I’m especially stung by the deleted blogs–it’s like having a friend then waking to find it was just a dream. For the love of the gods, people–walk away if you want. Turn your backs if you must, but please don’t burn down your gardens and leave a smoldering ruin where your flowers once grew.

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