Call me sensitive.
Call me too personal.
Call me whatever you like.
I’ve been blogging since 2006. At first I wrote into a vacuum. Then I heard a voice. One. Then two. And finally last year, I found myself in a circle of bloggers with similar values and goals. We shared our ideas and lives. I’ve emailed back and forth with some. We’ve sent cards and gifts. I’ve even met a few.
We’ve become cyber-friends.
And therein lies my concern.
Have you ever read a certain blog, one you really enjoy, and then one day notice the blogger hasn’t written a post in a week? So you check again in a few more days. Nothing. You start to run back through their posts to see if you’ve skimmed over something telling everyone they would be gone. So a month later, you check your blogger list and see: LAST POST- One Month.
You wonder if you should leave a comment anyways. Just in case. To see if they are okay. You might even contemplate an email but that might be going too far. There are those unwritten blogging rules you know.
So you let it go. But if you are like me . . . you still wonder. What happened to that person?
Is it so easy to slip away from the contacts you’ve made? Easier than in real life?
Sure it is. It’s cyberspace. It’s a new kind of freedom for friendships.
But call me sensitive. Because still my heart breaks for the loss.