It seems like a lot of bloggers are currently ‘taking a break’. Some members of this community have actually let us know that they are taking time off; perhaps having a re-think, or awaiting inspiration. Others appear to have just drifted off somewhere else, like a sailing ship letting the currents take it where they will.
This is sometimes a seasonal thing. After the flush of excitement surrounding Summer, some new bloggers soon tire of regular posting, or reading all the stuff on the blogs they followed some months back. I have noticed this before, but this year it has been quite dramatic in terms of numbers. A quick check on my list of followers reveals many blogs have been inactive for months, in some cases over a year.
Regular readers will know that I relish the sense of community, and the engagement in the comments on blog posts. Luckily, that ‘hard core’ of those I have known for years is still around, and posting regularly. But in the last month, many have gone missing completely, and not just from my own blog. Taking a break can be a good thing of course. Lots of time spent inside in front of a screen is not good for anyone, in the long term. Feeling that you need some inspiration is common too, and very much the malaise of any long-term blogger.
But me being me, I am always concerned when people just fade away, without mentioning why. I worry about them, I hope they are OK. Naturally, I don’t expect them to follow my blog (or anyone else’s) forever, and I fully understand that some just become tired of the whole process.
So, wherever you have gone, I hope that you are happy, and that life is treating you well.
And as always, I send my best wishes.