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