I Miss You...
And the blogosphere is no different. There are bloggers who come and wiggle their way into your circle of friends, then they disappear. Their website is still there, but their last post was months ago.
This blogfest is to recognize those buddies who might have been swallowed up by the big bad world of reality and the rest of us, the survivors, have united to say, "Screw reality! Come back to fantasy land!"
WE MISS YOU!!!
(Thanks to Ninja Captain Alex Cavanaugh, Andrew Leon, Matthew MacNish.
My missing blogger (if you see her, feel free to poke her):
Once upon a time, many adjectives and adverbs ago, there was this agent who requested fulls from some very talented people (yep, tootin' my horn!) and this agent would post progress updates on on her facebook page.
Well, you all know how writers are...calm, patient people who would never stalk a page or hit refresh every thirty seconds for an answer. But maybe we would check in at legal, restraining order compliant levels to know whether or not said agent had hit our magic number (or date of submission).
And since writers are as quiet as little mice in a room, hiding in the shadows waiting for morsels...oh, wait scratch that...maybe they are more like birds on a wire squawking as they wait for scattered crumbs. Anyhow, comments were made, friend requests sent and pretty soon we had a support group, of sorts.
Patiently, oh so patiently, we all waited. And waited. And then waited some more.
Weeks became months, and then one day came a strange blog post about lost hair and chewed off finger nails and an apology that the agent was exiting the literary field.
Like sad, but far from broken, employees of a bankrupt business, we walked away together, our manuscripts and hopes in our virtual little hands. We shared tales of chocolate and cajoled those who tried to quit.
We forged ahead. Started blogs. Wrote and wrote some more.
And then one day...one disappeared. Her pretty little blog was still there, but she wasn't.
Grapevine told tales of a move and lack of internet connection...but the why doesn't matter when a friend is missed. No more Friday funnies? No more home videos? No more posts written by her teen with the hacker abilities of James Bond?
All of it...gone?!
NO!! It cannot be! Someone find her, tell her to come back.
Yes, I am talking to you Kristen Prysbathingy at Fairies and Pirates... I miss you.
Come on back and I'll give you a yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!
*Miss Leigh Covington...you're walking a thin line! I fully blame your evil twin, Abby! Tell her to name her price and we'll pay it to have you set free!!