Wednesday, November 13, 2019

forgotten blogs

i opened my rss reader today after years. i'm guessing those guys who run it assumed i'm never coming back, because when i signed in, everything was unread. i read post after post. some interesting, but mostly mindless. all of them said they were posted today... until i clicked through to the actual site and it showed the real date: 2 years ago, 5 years ago, 10 years ago.

i wondered to myself, what happened to these blogs? what happened to these bloggers?

did life happen? (that's a joke. life always happens - but people still blogged 10 years ago, while life was happening)

did they find better things to do?

are they numb and bored, sharing facebook post after post, retweeting to hundreds or thousands of bots and a few humans who follow them, adding a word or an emoticon as their only contribution?

are they snapchatting with weird animal eyes and mouths and freaky lights?

are they too busy binge watching their favourite show that just has a new season coming out?

are they keeping up with hundreds of messages that flood their whatsapp and facebook groups, some from friends but mostly strangers, or people who might as well be?

either way, they seem to have found better things to do than good old writing. putting stuff up for posterity, for the world to see.

or maybe, it's because the world isn't interested any more. who but the most deranged of the bunch have the time to scroll through screen after screen of tiny, monospaced text, often in strange colours?

i was going to close my reader and let those guys forget i existed once again.

but then i happened to click through one of the posts.

a dark poem that hit home.

it was written today.

i sent a comment. said hello to the fellow. thanked him for writing something real.

he hasn't forgotten his blog.

2 comments:

Scribbles! said...

Hey Kris!
Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog post which was written like 6 years ago. :) Thank you for revisiting. For a long time I made my blog inaccessible. There was nothing to really write or probably there was a lot but didn't want to. Like you said life happened. well yeah life always happens. I do miss writing, I will try getting back...not sure though.
I hope you are doing well.
Take care.
:)

krist0ph3r said...

Hahaha yours must have been one of the blogs that showed up in the list... perfect time to resume writing, with all the isolation and all, eh? Stay safe, wherever you are...and if you resume writing, I'm still subscribed (I think). Have kept a tab open in my browser with my RSS reader open, in case someone blogs!

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