I've noticed lately how easy it is to neglect one's blog. I've been sick, I've been painting a ceiling, I've been at the beach, etc etc. Most importantly, I've been bored. Not bored in general, mind you, but bored with the blog.
I have had very little coming in lately due to saving money for my upcoming vacation. I am working really hard on not using the credit cards at all for this trip, so I am saving like crazy. I am going to the National Card Show in August with Ryan from O No Another Orioles blog.
All of this down time has made it a bit easier for me to understand how bloggers can drop off the planet, so to speak.
Have any of you noticed how some bloggers just seem to disappear?
Nico - Nr Mt
Pete - Dropped Third Strike
Chris - On Card Autos
Mike - JDs Wild Cardz
Etc, etc, etc. There are too many to count. Just guys who went off into the sunset.
I know where Pete is, he got married, and I chat with him on facebook. But these guys aren't the only ones. There are a ton of good bloggers whose voices are now silenced. I wonder to myself why. Maybe they don't have time anymore. Maybe they don't have the money. Maybe they just burned out, which is kind of how I was feeling.
At one time, I was posting at least once a day. Now, it is a constant struggle to find something meaningful to write about. I don't want to become boring, so I try really hard to come up with some interesting posts. I have noticed that I do a fair enough job of informing all of you about older players (be it TTM or whatever) who time might have forgotten. I have become a pretty decent voice for them.
I also do the occasional trade. My trade emails are few and far between now. I feel like a lot of that is due to my just sending stuff to people at random and not doing a good job of updating my trade page. That's my fault. Not a lot of people seem to have what I want anyway. I would really love someone to email me and say that they have the Brooks Robinson patches I need, or some 1959 or 1969 Topps for my sets. I don't need anymore Orioles from the mid-2,000's. I can't give away all of my Jay Gibbons and Miguel Tejada cards fast enough.
Anyway, I'm still here. I still have a voice. I've not faded off into the distance yet. I still have older players I need to advocate. I still have TTMs that I want to get. I still have sets to build. I'm not going anywhere.