I think I need to update my blogroll or the right phrase should be to delete the links of those who disappeared in the blogosphere. I was cleaning my inbox the other day and found links to commenters I have not seen in a long time. When I clicked the links, it showed that the site is nowhere to be found anymore. The idea of checking the links in my blogroll just came to me after that and my discovery of inactive blogs was a huge surprise. Blogging was like an explosion when I started in 2007 and asking for link exchange was unstoppable. I had not declined anyone who wanted to exchange links with this blog.
When I met with broken links from my blogroll, I wondered where they all have gone. Some links are broken, some have not been updated for months and some have changed to a brand new site. I laughed when one or two blogs greeted me with a Happy New Year post and in my mind I was telling, Happy New Year to you, too! It was also a surprise when some blogs have been revised where old posts have been deleted and what remained as first post was the WordPress welcome title, Hello World!
I thought my persistent complains about my lack of time for blogging would persuade me to abandon this blog completely but I’m still here. And my batch-mate bloggers are gone! Although there are new blogs out there, the spirit is not as intense as when I started. I guess it’s the downcycle of blogging that’s taking place now. Many must be disappointed in the money-making schemes integrated to blogging or they just totally gave up for personal reasons. Blogging is not easy if you have nothing to write about (laughs).
Paul/ Entertainment tonight says
Kasama dun iyong isa kong blog since nawala yung contents nuon nuong time na magkaron ako ng problem sa bluehost before.
Actually, I have to start from scratch with this entertainment blog of mine because hindi ko maretrieve yung fies ko before.
Sayang naman ng domain na yun. Pero kung mas madali ang entertainment blog ay dapat ituluy-tuloy mo na ito. Hindi din kasi madali mag-maintain ng site.
I cleaned up my Blogroll last year. Want to clean it again after reading your post.
Bihira na rin akong magblog, can’t think of anything to write kasi hehe. I do have few drafts, waiting to be published. I try to post once a week or if there’s nothing to blog about, 2 weeks na wala, so hibernate mode, pero active naman ako sa Twitter at FB!
Puro clean-clean na lang tayo nito. Ok naman yung may post paminsan-minsan basta nami-maintain lang yung site. Hehee, oo nga, ang dami mong tweets palagi.
Shanker Bakshi says
thanks god that i am still there, alive and kicking :-). God bless us both. And all