A while back, I found a fascinating blog called One Post Wonder, which is, as the name suggests, a collection of blogs that only contain one -- or, in some cases, two or three -- posts. Inspired, I conducted my own googling expedition and found lots and lots of abandoned blogs.
No matter how prosaic the entries are, the fact that the blogger started to say something and then just . . . stopped wraps the orphaned words in a poignant and glowy and mysterious aura, with a Mary Celeste-ine (Mary Celestial?) or look-on-my-works-ye-mighty-and-despair kind of appeal.
Once upon a time, someone decided to tell us the very beginning of a story. And then, suddenly, no more, all done. It's a story without an end -- or, I suppose, a story that's nothing but an end. And I can't help wondering what happened.
I think I'm going to post a series of the one-post blogs I found, but in the meantime, I'm very curious about how many of you are reading this, but don't blog or don't blog anymore.
So, if you're not a blogger, would you at least consider leaving a comment about why you don't blog and what would make you think about starting one. And if you once had a blog, but gave it up or post much less than you used to -- why did you walk away?
eta: The responses to this post are so interesting and, honestly, not at all what I expected. Thanks so much for your answers. You've given me a lot to think about.