The Trouble With Blogging
I like blogging, I really do, but it does have its drawbacks. One of the nice things is you make so many friends. You never meet these friends, well occasionally some bloggers do, but for the most part they become long distance friends, kind of like pen pals.
This same nice thing also becomes one of the not nice things about blogging. You lose some of these friends. You lose some friends because they pass away, I have lost two blogging friends this way. Some blogging friends simply stop blogging and don’t bother to say good bye. You often never know if they just moved on or if something bad happened.
One of my favorite bloggers, one who quite honestly, I have had a minor blogmance with, has not posted in over a year. She is elderly and was losing her eyesight so perhaps she just cannot post or comment anymore. I am afraid to find out.
This is the problem with blogging. There is much sadness in life, I don’t really want to be subject to more potential bad news. When a fellow blogger loses a pet, suffers a fall, or needs an operation, we all worry or feel grief. When a blogging parent passes away we feel the pain and when a social media friend’s child suffers we also suffer a little.
Recently a blogging friend’s son fell asleep and drove his car 70 mph off the road while on his way home from college. I have a son who just started college, I can only imagine her worry. The car was totaled, the son miraculously survived unharmed. Just reading about it gave me an extra gray hair or two.
Having blogging friends from all around the world is a terrific thing. Sharing their worry and suffering is the one trouble with blogging.