Every night, without fail, after I’ve hit publish on a blog posting, I go back and look at a random post from the past. Wordpress used to have a random post button. With it’s latest update it went away. Now I just pick a random date and read a couple of posts. It’s fun to see what I was doing six years ago.
A couple of months ago I selected a random post and read it. It’s content isn’t important. What’s important is the number of comments I got on the post. Around 15. WOW. At one time I had a lot of readers. So when someone comments and they have a blog it usually links to their blog. So I started clicking on their links. And only three of them still have blogs that are active. A few still have blogs that are online but they haven’t posted in a years. And most of them are gone. The links are no longer active.
It made me sad to realize that I’d never know what happened to Diva’s Never Die or Daniel, the guy in the Desert, or the Greedy Maelstrom. These are just a few.
Of my blogroll, it does make me happy to realize that 8 of them are friends with me on Facebook. Add that to a couple of people who aren’t writers who are on my Facebook feed and that’s not to bad.
Still it makes me sad. It reminds me of all the people from my past that just faded away. Never to be heard from again. Who aren’t on Facebook. That don’t seem to exist. That are just figments of my imagination.