This is something I’ve always wondered about. I see so many bloggers take down their blogs when they lose interest or they feel like their blog has fulfilled its purpose. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve visited a blog I like and seen a message saying the blog has been removed.
I don’t get it. Even if I were to lose interest in blogging and stop writing posts, I would still leave my blog(s) up. One, it costs nothing on WordPress. Two, people will continue to stumble on my blog and may be helped, entertained, or inspired by something I wrote. Three, people who already know about my blog want to go back and reread something they already read.
It’s always so disappointing to see that a blog I’ve grown attached to no longer exists. If I haven’t kept in touch with the blog’s writer, it’s as if they’ve disappeared from the face of the earth. I always wonder what happened to them.
I understand people move on with their lives and they often reach a point where they feel as if blogging has served its purpose. I also understand that in certain blogging communities (such as the narcissistic abuse community), the posts may be of a very personal nature. But why remove the whole blog? Just leave it up so others can still benefit from it.
I have no plans to stop blogging, even though I post less than I used to and have moved onto other subjects (less posts about narcissistic abuse). If I ever did stop blogging though, I would leave my blogs alone so others could still read them.