Monday, April 20, 2015

Blogging Etiquette

From Kate’s Writing Crate…

          I love blogging. I have no plans to stop anytime soon although some weeks are easier to post than others. Deadlines for paid work, family matters, illnesses, emergencies, etc. can all cause disruptions, but I persevere.

I also love reading blogs. However, a couple of the blogs I follow have faltered and seemingly ended. No warning, just no new posts. And several others have gone from weekly to sporadic.

I keep checking to see if there are new posts—daily the first week without a post then weekly for a couple of months then randomly. It would be nice to have closure.

What is the etiquette for ending a blog? Put up a “Gone Fishin’” sign if the writer is taking a break? How about "Bisy Backson" if you are an A. A. Milne fan? Or pen a farewell?

The blogs I read just stopped. The same old posts come up every time I check. They’re like ghost sites—sad and kind of creepy.

What happened? Did the bloggers get bored? Overwhelmed? Uninspired? Sick? Injured? Or worst of all, short of death, stop writing altogether?

How many of these ghost sites are out there?

All bloggers will stop writing eventually so it would be helpful to have a standard goodbye. As writers, THE END seems appropriate.

          But for now on this blog, I’m going with CONTINUED NEXT WEEK.


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