Poem 109 – Reflections of Blogger.


I need two like buttons on my blog.

One: I like what you have written

One: I like how you have written.

Posts about depression, the terrible, the horrific,

pain, self-destruction, loss and grief I find hard to like

rather I’d prefer, I like how you have written.

So some days I comment only.

Some write in engaging ways on every topic.

They explore love lost, love unrequited,

I marvel at their skill at shaping meaning.

The writers whose thoughts captivate me

I want to crawl inside their minds and look around.


I think there should be a system

To notify when a blogger stops.

How sad it is to read a post one day

A blogger you follow and who follows you,

A writer of renown, greatly respected.

Then there is nothing.

Months later to go back finding a sad litany of requests

Where are you?

Are you well?

We miss you.

Please tell us you are ok?

3000  + followers, left to wonder.

I fear a sad end on this occasion.

Like life, bloggers come and go

Some are sprinters some are stayers.

It is hard to maintain interest, purpose

When so much else is happening around you

Family, children, work, career….

But I love what I do, the people I have met

The relationships formed

The learning, the enjoyment

Sharing my words

With you.

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18 Responses to Poem 109 – Reflections of Blogger.

  1. aww aren’t you a little mush bucket (said kindly) So true though Michael, I have met wonderful writers – amazing people and then they vanish. Some I can email, others have left our earthy coil in the short time I knew them from WP. We do need two like buttons, I find if someone has written about depression or sadness I will hit the like button for their courage to do so, but I mention in my comments why I did. It is hard to maintain the intensity of blogging, but I am glad that you share your words with us.

  2. JackieP says:

    Very well put, Michael. I too have noticed some bloggers disappearing and have often wondered why. Like Jenny I can email some and have stayed in contact that way, others are just gone. Like you I will stay around, as I enjoy blogging so much and have found so many wonderful new friends.

  3. Gabriella says:

    So true about bloggers who disappear all of a sudden and make us wonder what happened to them. On two occasions the family mentioned that the person had passed away. Both had cancer and had written about this but it was still very sad.

  4. RoSy says:

    I guess like in our worlds outside of blogging – people come & people go. Sometimes the mystery of the exit makes me wonder though. I just hope they are ok when I no longer hear from them.
    So happy that you write & blog 🙂

  5. Bastet says:

    Reading this, a little tear wants to fall…I become rather attached to people, and blogging probably isn’t the place to do that. So often this past year, I’ve felt a real closeness and affection…the words flew back and forth, the pleasure of mind games and then….gone. I’m getting ever more cautious now…it hurts so much.

  6. I like both what you have written here and how you have written it! 🙂 🙂 It is sad to lose touch with bloggers you have ‘met’ and even sadder and more worrying when you don’t know why.

  7. Sarah Ann says:

    I like what you said and how you said it. We invest so much time in reading that there is much loss when a blogger just disappears/ stops, and always a desire to know more.

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