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Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Case of the Missing Bloggers

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? 

People like:

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.
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