When a Blog Dies

Does anyone attend its funeral?

Is there a wake?

Does it whither like a flower?

Fading…..Fading…..Fading…..

Or does it have one last bloom, one burst of color, before it ends?

I’m not sure how a blog dies. Or a friendship. Or anything else.

I supposed it just happens….

Fast. Slow. Weak. Strong. In a BURST……or a BLINK.

It’s just gone.

And life goes on.

Because really? There is a time for everything. For every purpose. For every moment.

To every thing there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to get, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace.
-Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
Ascribed to King Solomon (King James Version, 1611)

This blog is in one of these times and I am wondering if it’s season has passed.

I am wondering if it’s me? if it has lost its momentum.

I have blogged almost three years.

I gave my heart and soul to this blog, and I accomplished what I set out to do. MORE than, I thought I could do, or would do.

My heart is FULL. It is not sad. I am so proud of what I have done here and the memories I have created.

It’s been an amazing journey and I don’t want to drag it out. I want its end to be as amazing as its beginning.

I will miss blogging. I will miss it like missing a heartbeat. But I know I will treasure these documented moments. The good, the bad, and the always.

Thank-you so much for your generous comments, fabulous awards, and for sharing your soul with me.

I wish you a life full of blessings, and a heart full of laughter.

How does a blog die? One word at a time…….

The End.

76 thoughts on “When a Blog Dies

  1. I think it may be time to end mine too. So busy that I rarely update it. But it’s like losing an old friend. And I don’t want to lose the friends I made through my blog. So you better stay in touch via FB. Take care, friend. I’ll miss your blog.

    ♥Spot

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    1. Missy! I know :-( But it’s okay. I never had peace about it before. I have peace today. I know it’s okay to let go. Plus, it will still be here for me to flip through and remember. Plus, I will probably develop a new idea or two for a blog in my future while I’m on “break”. You never know, right??

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    1. I am right down the road girl! Anytime. I would love to me you and your cutie pie. Thank-you for inspiring me. You were one of my first regular blogs that I visited. Met you on SITS girls. :-)

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  2. Angelia:

    As a blogger hitting the three year mark on my current blog, I know what you’re going through. Many of my blog friends have disappeared and so have the comments I used to get. My posting frequency has also slowed. But I’m sticking with it for now.

    In any case, I have enjoyed your great photos and the occasional peak into your life. You are a talented photographer and maybe, perhaps there will come a time when you feel like sharing again…maybe on a platform that demands less of your time or energy (Tumblr or Posterous?). Anyhow, I wish you the best with everything!

    Tim

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  3. Oh no. This makes me so sad. I will miss you. Thought about Sydney this weekend. Wished her luck on Saturday. I hope life treats you wonderfully, I hope you have loads and loads of blessings. And if you ever decide to comeback, we’ll welcome you with very wide-stretched arms!

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  4. i remember my first glimpse at your blog. It was a video of you and the girls car dancing to a Black Eyed Peas song. I was hooked from that moment and I searched far and wide to find you, then one day, you lefft a comment on my blog….I will miss you, Angelia. You’ve never failed to leave me smiiling, even now with the ending of this blog. Thank you for that. Peace and blessings my friend. Your life has begun a new chapter, so in its way this like saying goodbye to the last one. I believe there are great things in store for you.

    XOXOXO

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    1. And I remember mine on yours. I thought….What in the world is with all this poop? ;-) You are such a talented and gifted writer. I have loved your work and will continue to until your book comes out! :-)

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  5. Wow, I never thought of you stopping blogging. I can fully understand this. I am so glad that we met through our blogs and later in person. Good luck with everything! You are truly a great woman. We will stay in contact, okay?😄
    Big hug
    Ellen
    Xxxxx

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    1. Ellen,
      I am sooooo glad we met too. It has been such a blessing to know you through blogging. My California trip was truly fantastic and meeting you put me over the top. We will keep in touch. Thank-you for the hug!

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  6. I know how you feel… I closed one and then opened a new .. something that was very different to the previous one..
    I hope that at some point in time you would come back or create a new blog… I will miss you.

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    1. I love your new blog. I am sorry I haven’t been around as much there. I think renewal is a beautiful thing. A shedding of skin to find the beauty beneath. That is what is happening here. For me, there is a lot of things I need to shed and begin anew. It will help keep my joy alive.

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  7. WTH?? I totally understand but WTH?? I am so honored to have met you through blogging and then in person. You are a gem. You are such a wonderful person and your whole family is adorable. This is not goodbye for us… just for this blog. You better keep in touch through facebook and I am counting on you guys making the trek to GA sometime. You have to eat at Burke’s Grill! Love you dear friend and your blog will be sorely missed!

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    1. My friend! Yes, it has been a wonderous journey with you and one I will NEVER forget. I am SO glad we got to meet and I CAN’T wait to meet again on your turf (this will happen!). I love you and I am so grateful for the joy…. you and your blog has given to me. I will definitely see you around. Thank-you greatly for sharing your spirit.

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    1. Hi Karen,
      I know…and it hasn’t been as often. I had a goal in mind when I started this blog. I reached that goal. I think it’s time to start fresh and see where something new takes me. Maybe a new blog? Maybe just some time to get through a rough patch in life? I am missing the pureness of joy from when I first started and I need to discover that again. Thank-you for your always inspiring to look within and find the beauty. I am doing this. :-)

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  8. I understand where you’re coming from….there’s so much more to do in life! They say the average span of a blog is two years. I’ve always loved your blog, photography, and YOU! So glad I’ll be able to keep up with you through FB. Going to miss your blog. I hope you put your photographs on FB so I can see all the beauty! Take care, Angelia.

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    1. Suzicate,
      BIG SQUEEZE! I have loved everything you do and write about soooo much! You have been with me almost every step and I am deeply grateful. You are always in my heart and we will always keep in touch. Much love to you, Dirtman, and furry Wylie. :-)

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  9. I am sad to see you go, but am sure it won’t be forever… besides, there’s always Facebook. ;) My blog is on life support… I’ve had it for 3 1/2 years now and it doesn’t get nearly enough attention from me now and I know the same can be said about my commenting. I wish you the best of luck in everything you do!!!

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    1. Michaela,
      You have the most wonderful family and cutest little kids. I know it’s a struggle with all that is going on, but you have done awesome. It’s been a privilege meeting you and watching your kids grow up.

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  10. I will miss reading your blog, but I understand it must get tiresome to constantly think of things to write about. You have done a terrific job and I love your writing style.

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  11. I was so sad to read this last night. But I completely understand. It’s happened to me several times over my blogging journey. But the funny thing about blogging, is that you always come back ;o) Just saying!!

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  12. I will miss reading your posts and looking at your photography, but sometimes it’s necessary to switch things up. I look forward to hearing from you in the “blogiverse” soon!

    Stay connected –
    Tara

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  13. I have noticed your absence of late and have missed you, but I can understand the need to move on. Blogging is, after all, largely a matter of expressing oneself, of gaining some satisfaction in doing that, so when it becomes less satisfying or more of a chore, it is time to move on. I wish you enough in your future.

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    1. Carol, Thank-you sweet friend. That is a great way to explain it. I don’t feel like it’s a chore, but I am having trouble expressing myself. Taking time to work on me, and things in my life will help sort what needs to be addressed inside, and what I need to expressive creatively on the outside. I know it will all come together for me. Thank-you for being here! I have enjoyed your visits very much and wish you enough as well.

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  14. Oh say it isn’t so! I’m still here. We are all still here. We can just be here for you when you want to post . . . . . . yes?

    Awww. I just noticed that this month is my third year too.

    I’m sad.

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    1. Terre,
      Don’t be sad. This is okay. This is a HUGE step for me. I’m letting go with NO FEAR. I have a few needs to take care of and then I would love to start over. It’s a new journey…so I am excited. Happy third year! I will still be here, just not here, right? :-)

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  15. Oh no, say it isn’t so :-( I’m disappointed but do understand and will miss you. Take care and keep in touch, I’m Tania Ginoza on Facebook of you’d like to stay in touch that way.

    Aloha…

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    1. Yay! I found you. THANK-YOU! It means the world that I will be able to stay in touch as much as I can. I have to have my MAUI fix. Thank-you for your amazing blog friendship. I really appreciate it. :-)

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  16. Every morning I read 6 blogs…………and now it is 5. You have made the world a little better each day. You allowed us to be a part of your family and that makes this so hard. Always remember your family
    has been a part of our family and will always will be. Our home is your home and the door is always open. You are more than a freind. Dwight

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    1. Dwight,
      Thank-you. You really touch my heart with your words. It is about family and always remembering them and honoring them. I am proud to be called part of your family. You guys are a TREMENDOUS part of my day with all you do for each other and everyone else. Thank-you for being so kind and always reaching out with a helping hand. I can’t wait to hug you in person REAL soon at your new restaurant. YAY!

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  17. I understand, Angelia, but I will miss your posts, photographs, and support. We didn’t know each other through our blogs for long, but I really feel blessed to have “met” you. When (not if!) you find inspiration again, please let me know the new link. Bless you and take care!

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    1. Rae,
      A blessing to meet you too. I love your blog and your outlook on life. It is SUCH an inspiration. I hope to always keep in touch. I appreciate your support! Thank-you sooo mcuh!

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  18. If ever you doubted the worth of your blog, just read the list of comments above and know that you touched people. Whatever you decide, the adventure will continue. Life is like that.

    As I hit the 3 year mark myself I am having the same concerns. So many of my blog friends have walked away, and so have most of my comments. I still blog desperately some days like a lost person calling out in the forest, hoping that someone wanders by. You were ready and you found your way out. Don’t feel guilty about not heading back in.

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    1. Thanks Tom,
      I appreciate that SOO much. You are such a talented writer. I have no doubt you will find new fans to enjoy your wonderful works. It took many months of questioning myself to finally decide. It is very hard to walk away from that much time and commitment. But it will always be here. I am not deleting the blog and that gives me some comfort. :-)

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  19. You’ll be back. Once it is in your blood it is impossible to stop. Just letting you know.
    In the meantime, I will be sad… I am such a failure at FB. You will have to look me up on occasion because I practically never get on.
    Blessings my fellow living, loving, laughing friend.

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  20. Well I guess that’s how you do it!! :) I’m so glad you addressed it instead of just disappearing. Those are the people I worry about. I hate to see you leave this space, but it’s good to read in the comments how ready you are to move on to something else. I think you’ll be back! In the mean time, I’ll miss your face.

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  21. Wow – I am going through this very thing with my blog. It is sad, but life goes on and we grow… the only way to grow is to stop clinging onto things that no longer serve us. You have a beautiful blog! I have enjoyed reading from my in-box, but as many of us I am sure, I’ve been too busy to physically visit all my bloggy friends like I used to. Mine is slowly dying, but then I get a burst of creative energy & I’ll add one here and there. But I definately don’t get the traffic I used to. I don’t think it really matters to me much anymore – just an outlet for me to be creative when I have time :) Best to you, your photography & your beautiful life!! ~ Renee

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  22. Nothing much to say about this post or your blog; many people have already said a lots of good things about you & your blog. I just want to say you- “We all are waiting for your come back and I hope you will not disappoint us”.

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  23. Really? I wish you love happiness and success in whatever you pursue. The death of this blog is a loss and I will miss and mourn.

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  24. what a wonderful, graceful ending. Not death, just new birth into the wonderful things you set your hand to do from here on out. Love you Angeliaaaaa!!!! xoxoxo

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