Sorry for this morbid thought but I am sure that many bloggers have died in the last few years. And, yet in most instances their blogs remain. One wonders how long these blogs will continue. Will they go on forever or will "Blogger" one day cull the blogs of the departed?
I think of Carol Harrison. It's nearly two years since she died of cancer. She was one of those bloggers I was naturally and habitually drawn to and we had fun commenting on each other's blogs. She was Molly Printemps and I was Yorkshire Pudding. Her blog is still live and accessible and I wonder will it still be there after five years, after ten years or will it simply outlive the rest of us?
This is an odd thing to think about - the very idea that one's blog will probably be around long after we have died. In time, a blog may become similar to a testament, the evidence of a life once lived - like a granite tombstone in a cemetery or an obituary in a newspaper.
If that is how it will be, I think I still have my work cut out to represent all that I am and all that I have been so that visitors in the future - family, friends and strangers - might know me entirely. Twelve years of regular blogging has not been enough. There's a lot more to say about daily happenings, the world scene and memories of what occurred in the past.
To anybody reading this particular post in the distant future, after I have shuffled off my mortal coil, I just want to say please leave your address in the comments and I shall come and haunt you for a couple of nights. There will be a tapping on your window and then you'll feel a sudden and very icy chill. Invisibly, I will be watching you squirm... WHOOOOOOO!