Every once in awhile, a blog disappears. I miss it and the blogger, but I’m also curious.
What makes a blogger shut it all down?
I’ve seen it a few times with “new” blogs– three or four posts in. I can only assume that in those cases, they weren’t able to sustain content.
I’ve seen it a few times with “secondary” blogs– and in those situations, it’s probably just a time management issue.
A friend of mine recently suggested that she shut her blog down because her internet access is irregular at best. In a situation such as that, I’d probably just leave it up and not post– but each person has their own comfort level with words left behind.
It seems to happen a lot, though. I wonder what the lifespan of an average blog is?
I’ve also seen some blogs shut down by spam, glitches, and general internet mayhem. In those cases, I can’t help but feel more like a techie than a blogger. My only thought is:
I hope you backed it up!
[ Backing up on WordPress is really easy. Go to your DASHBOARD, go to TOOLS, click EXPORT, and then save the file it produces somewhere safe. Back it up on your computer, or maybe even email it to yourself. This way, if everything goes kaput, you can re-import it into another WordPress blog and rebuild.]
[Additional note: OceanPhoenix, in the comments below, provided a fabulous resource where you can import your back up XML file into a program that makes it into a neat PDF book: http://www.blogbooker.com/wordpress.php ]
Am I missing a reason? What would make you delete your blog?