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John Cowart's Daily Journal: A befuddled ordinary Christian looks for spiritual realities in day to day living.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Blog Flu Epidemic?

I feel a sense of loss.

Drink got one.

One found a job.

Teenage kids got another.

A jealous husband removed another.

A stalker chased one lady off the net.

Health problems made one too sick to blog anymore.

Another lady stopped her personal blog to establish an on-line magazine for women. Another e-friend whose blog I have followed for months had his son involved in a mess and the ex-wife was using his blog as evidence in the divorce proceedings. A lady whose blog I followed stopped posting when her husband was shipped to Iraq.

I feel a sense of loss. My e-friends are disappearing. People whom I have never met, yet feel as though I know and care about, and for whom I pray daily — these people have stopped posting blogs over the past two months.

Funny thing. I have regarded these e-people as my best friends even though in reality I only see words and photos made of pixels. I don’t think I’ve ever met another real live human being (other than family members) who keeps a blog, yet these strangers in far places represent life and love to me.

I laugh at their jokes and the cute things their kids say, I worry over their finances. I comment on their ideas. I read their life stories with interest. I share their tales with my wife over supper each night…

Yet, here recently, they have been dropping like flies.

I feel a sense of loss.

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posted by John Cowart @ 5:22 AM


At 10:57 AM, Blogger Karen said...

I hope its not going to become an epidemic! That would be really sad indeed.

At 11:53 AM, Blogger Margie said...

Our blogger friends become our blogger family...

At 7:31 PM, Blogger Birmingham Girl said...

I've had an ear ache and sinus infection, but blog flu hasn't taken me down yet...I'm still here and still reading you post!

At 10:38 PM, Anonymous Heather said...

I always mourn when someone I read stops blogging.

I know that I always like to read your blog and your comments on mine make me smile.

At 1:57 PM, Blogger Living Life in South Carolina said...

I've lost a few blog friends too. It's just so sad...and I'm just about caught up on "catching up" after having baby Addison! Hooray!


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