Over the past several months, many blogs that I have followed are now only accessed by password OR they have completely disappeared. The reasons behind going to a private blog or getting rid of it are numerous. I know some people don't want members of their extended family to read their blogs because it would be one more way for some family members twist that blogger's words. Some bloggers are going though hardships, such as divorce, and only want certain people to comment. I know of one blogger who had a creepy commenter. I know there were several bloggers in the workout community who took their blogs off the net because others in the same community had something to prove, and in a bad way, by leaving bad comments and twisting words around just to pick fights. Those being attacked verbally felt like they were being stalked. *Sigh*
I blog to log in my workout and/running adventures, and some things that interest me - a creative outlet. I try to leave controversy out of my blog. I know I have a heap of spelling and grammatical errors, but I'm not trying for any literary awards. It is what it is -- a journal.
There were a hand full of blogs that I had on my Google Reader account that I didn't have listed on my blog roll on the right. These were blogs that I was inspired by, that I looked forward to reading. I would rarely comment on their blogs, and many of those have gone private as well.
I guess what it comes down to is that I'm missing many of my favorite bloggers. Once that private access goes up, I am out of the loop. I realize that since I don't comment on some of these blogs that it's only natural to be out of the loop. I understand all the reasons behind a person going private, I respect that. I guess I am just saddened that so many of my favorite people have been forced into the position to go private or delete the blogs completely. I was hoping to see some of them come back with new blogs or invitations to access their blogs, but it's only happened once.
Every Picture Tells A Story - Rod Stewart - Barbie2be