There are links on other people's blogs that lead to abandoned blogs. The last date of entry might be a year to two years ago. Some have even been deleted. Captain Singleness anyone?
I started looking through the blogs I follow and noticed how many of them stopped posting.
Some of it might be the immediacy of things like Facebook and Twitter as microblogs.
But some of it might be just that people get frustrated about the lack of change in their lives. I know that when I started this blog, soon to be 4 years ago, I imagined I would have found a wonderful husband and secured a book deal by now.
The reality is that these things did not come to pass by blogging about my feelings or my horrible dates. I have a feeling other bloggers feel the same. And those who post their bitterness toward the opposite sex seem to keep going because there's alot to be bitter about.
For another blog, the terminus was the marriage of one of the blondes at Blonde Monde. There won't be any commiseration between them about how awful dating is now that one of them is married. They even had avatars drawn of themselves.
Anakin Niceguy stopped blogging despite his very successful Biblical Manhood blog. There's alot to explore under that moniker. Unfortunately it ended up being alot of sexual politiking about how men are treated badly by the church. (We all are.) And blaming feminists for many ills.
Rare is the blogger who marries and then keeps blogging as is the case with www.SingleMind.net. That name referred to both being singleminded as far as the matters of God as well as being single. Amir is also obsessed with the toughness of his cat and discussed other things, so that possibly why. He married a girl he met from online...it all started with a disagreement over something posted at some overly Christianese Focus-On-The-Family-related Boundless.
I'm ready to become a feminist myself after the hateful things I have experienced at the hands of men. I should write a few lines about some of the men I have met recently. Scummy men have always been around. So have nice men who care about people. The scummy men are ruining it for everyone, they are the ones who create feminists.
Some of you who still read my blog on occasion have stopped blogging yourselves. I'm glad you still stop by.
As for me, I know I'm not as funny as I was 2 years ago. I fail to see the humor in my failed/lack of relationships at the moment.
I got a little inspiration from reading one of the pluses of being single over at Celibate in the City. #30 If I hate my life I can change everything.
I think I'm going to work on that post haste.
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