Of all the bloggers you read who would you miss most if they stopped posting? Or what about the blogs that have gone dormant with the bloggers silenced for who knows what reason? Who do you miss reading? Today is our day to tell about those bloggers inactive or still heartily chugging away who somehow touched us or made a dent in our world with their writing.
November 8, 2013 - hosted by Andrew Leon, Alex J. Cavanaugh, and Matthew MacNish
The bloggers we really miss…and the ones we would really miss!
Do you have a couple blogger buddies who aren’t posting as often? Those who’ve pulled back and seem absent from the blogging world? Do you have blogger buddies you are grateful they are still around and would miss if they vanished? Now is your chance to show your appreciation and spotlight them!
On November 8, list one to three bloggers you really miss and one to three bloggers you would miss if they stopped blogging. Then go leave a comment on those blogs.
Our blogger friends are special – time to let them know!
Gone But Not Forgotten
My bad memory tends to obfuscate people and things that don't stay on my mind. If I don't seem to comment on your posts as much as I used to it's only because I'm trying my best to keep up with visiting those who have commented on my most recent post and I must apologize for not even doing so well at that. I am trying to do better.
There are several blogs that I know that haven't been posting. It would take a bit of research to think of who they belong to since because they have been out of my sight they are in the deeper recesses of my mind. And I probably need to invest my mind in some other things besides trying to remember those blogs.
One blog does stand out since it is frequently on my mind. The Saga of the Concrete Jungle was from a blogger whom I helped get started with his blog. He had a number of interesting posts and then left as he was going in a good direction with his subject matter.
This blogger is hindered by the fact that he is a prison inmate who does not have internet access. His half-sister managed his blog for him using post material that she entered for him. In turn she would print out comments to send to him so he could respond. It was a slow process that fettered any effective social media interaction. His half-sister has since had a couple of kids and a job that keeps her too busy to manage the blog. Hopefully one day new arrangements can be made for this blogger.
Last year I did a post that mentioned the commenters I'd miss. There are plenty more and if you are a regular commenter at Tossing It Out then you know who you are. I just want to say a big thanks to all of you for keeping me motivated. But as I mentioned in times past, I appreciate all commenters who stop by my site even if it's just once a year. The comments keep me posting.
Don't think it's copping out for me to say I'd miss all of the bloggers I follow, but I would and I do. Sadly for me there are so many great blogs to visit and not enough time to see every post. Some of those blogs might be out of my mind at times, but I'd miss them if I went to visit and they were no longer there. It's very sad to visit a site only to see that the last post was months ago or more or even worse that the site is no longer even there.
However, in the spirit of this blogging event, I will mention a few bloggers who deserve attention from more readers because of some of the excellent content they deliver. Good writing combined with topics that make me think more comes from Larry at DiscConnected, Andrew Leon at Strange Pegs and Stephen T. McCarthy at Ferret-Faced Fascist Friends. They often leave some good comments on my blog and I'd especially miss those.
But let me reiterate--I'd miss all of you!
Battle of the Bands Winner!
My most recent contest was two versions of "Iron Man" (click link to compare the versions). First was the original by Black Sabbath and up against them was the mellow Cardigans version. It was not even close in the final tally. Even the votes for the Cardigans were half hearted as Black Sabbath easily swept the contest 20 to 3.
Who did I vote for? I always loved the Sabbath version, but now I'm more of a Cardigans guy. They did a rather daring and unique interpretation and it makes sense to me. Change that Cardigans to 4 votes and they still lose big time.
Next Battle comes next Friday November 15th. What will I pick? Hmm.