Friday, February 1, 2013

Is My Blog Dying or Dead Already?

They walked through a swirling mist, through the Blogisphere, to a place on a howling heath where a tall building rose from the fog.

The wings of gargoyles rose from the dank masonry high on the side of the mausoleum, and ravens flew screaming from the high eaves, empty gantries now where stone is scoured.


Mausoleum der GroƟherzoge von Oldenburg auf dem Gertrudenkirchhof in Oldenburg (Corradox)

The mummers walked in silence their mouths closed up, their faces expressionless in thought. A slow murmuring seeped from the ground once they were upon the granite floor. There was an open casket, shattered now and weakly pulling on the last rays of light that struggled through the stained glass high up above.

This was once a summer house but they converted it long ago when he died. It's been years since these empty spaces tinkled to the laughter of children. They peered into the contents of the box, at the withered remains.

Lo. It was my blog. The 400 hits a day of a few weeks ago are now a distant memory - down to 120 and falling fast to the crypt without me even realizing I was looking at a corpse. Desperate thoughts cloud my mind at the start of the long dark night of the soul. Can I rally yet, can I rage against the dying of the light? Do I have to face the ordeal of the A-Z Challenge again - its impossible lows and amazing highs. Or maybe I just have to blog about Justin Bieber. Does Justin Bieber have an alcohol problem? Ha.

A is for abject, B is for buried, C is cremated and D is death.

30 comments:

  1. I have to admit I have not been here for a while but you popped up in my side bar, I saw your title and well, here I am to lend my support. When this happens to me, and I am sure we all have our lows at one point or another, I am told it's all part of the bell curve, or something like that. Take heart, onwards and upwards!

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    1. thanks for returning to lend your support Denise - actually my numbers rallied a bit after this post lol

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  2. I think it's the season, the demands on time, the new successes... Only reason I say that is I've seen more than one blog on the subject this week.

    Love the post, very entertaining!

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    1. this is very interesting Yolanda - getting some feedback likt that myself, wondering if there's been an algorithm change

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    2. The worst of it is, I actually wrote a comment on my own -- deficent of comments blog! How lame is that! :)

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  3. It's all about who's reading though David. And of course you should do A-Z again. I signed up last night.

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  4. If you stoop to blogging about the Bieber, I will lose all respect for you.

    J/K. I never had any respect for you. ;-)

    C'mon, do A to Z, it'll be FUN!!!!!

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    1. err um thanks Mina (glad you haven't checked to find I have twice blogged re Biebs) - thinking of it but need a theme.

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    1. Dude - you are following me and have retweeted me in the past I believe :)

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  6. Repeat after me: I don't want to go in the cart! I feel fine!

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    1. Oj thanks ValleyWriter - will try not to do the cart thing

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  7. Are doing this for you or for the gallery? If the answer is 'you' then surely you don't give a toss whether you have 30 or 130 unique page views per day.

    If the answer is 'the gallery' you'd better write some more provocative posts using keywords that get picked up often, like 'sexual deviation', 'porn' etc. You get the message... ;)

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    1. me of course Sarah - maybe I should try writing about sex, baked beans and rubber gloves lol

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  8. hi david,
    i second denise's comment.
    cheer up!

    hope you're having a nice weekend~

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  9. Aw don't give up on your blog! I suppose I should sign up for A-Z too eh?

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    1. thanks JoJo - well I always say I'll write quick A-Z posts but never seems to happen, maybe I will

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  10. Pay no attention to those numbers. In fact just quit looking at them altogether Just write what's in your heart and whatever's weighing on your mind. Do A-Z if you wish, or not if you don't wish. Just keep writing. You have too much talent not too. (The Bieber kid is another matter.) :P

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    1. thanks Daisy - I do but you know how it goes....

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  11. Timely! My stats have plummeted as well. From 500 a day to about 150. Maybe blogging has fallen out of favor.

    I read you and enjoy it!

    Here is what you and I know - some posts are brilliant and some not so much. For me, I have been in a bit of a vacuous-state. Practice makes perfect. Brilliant!

    Where is the A-Z challenge? I haven't participated. It sounds a bit grueling.

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    1. hey Deborah - glad we are in the plummeting thing together basically all thru April you blog in a different letter each day. If you Google it up you should find a link

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  12. I can comment on here 400 times if you like?
    It's just numbers- blah. But PLEASE don't write about Justin Bieber.

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    1. Can you Juliette - yes please. Um well I have like blogged about him twice and bored myself senseless so maybe not again

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  13. And what's the A-Z by the way. I'm intrigued..

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  14. See what I did there. Only 396 to go.

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  15. you're a star thanks - hopefully you are down to 390 now lol

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