Blog Crickets

I’m in the process of revamping my website and I have a contact page that has hardly anything on it.  So, I thought it might be kinda cool to give people a glimpse into some of the places I think are cool, even though I haven’t been there in a while.  However, when I went to revisit some of those places, I realized, they hadn’t blogged or updated their websites in ages.  Because of that, they didn’t make my list.  A few of them did because I had just recently discovered them, even though they’ve sat stagnant for months.  When I update my website next month, there’s a chance that they might get replaced.

Nothing is more disappointing than to see one of your favorite group blogs go away.  It’s even more disappointing when one sticks around and nothing has happened in ages.  It’s time to close up shop at that point.  But that’s just me.

And don’t think for a second that I don’t understand because I do.  Authors get busy.  We have deadlines either self or contract-imposed.  In fact, that was why I left my last group blog.  Putting out my next book is paramount to my career and my number one priority in this business.  Let’s face it.  The best promo an author can do is get their next book out there.  That’s why I suck at blogging and make my best effort to put something out here every 7 to 10 days.

But when you go to a blog or website and find nothing except for cyber crickets, you have to wonder if anyone cares anymore.  It’s not a deal breaker for me, but it does make me sad.   😦  What makes me sadder is when there are more people on a group blog than there are days in the month and it’s been crickets for so long that you wonder if the blog has joined the ranks of the cyber dead.

What do you do when your favorite group blog seems to have died without a tombstone to make it official?


3 thoughts on “Blog Crickets

  1. I let my blog lapse for a while during a very busy time. When I came back, I was stunned by how many other blogs had gone by the wayside in the meantime. It hadn’t been THAT long! I think that when things get busy blogging is often the first thing to go. Someday I have this dream of blogging every week. As you said, though, the books have to come first. Speaking of, I’d probably better get back to my WIP.

    • Same here. When I had fallen off the planet to do the mommy duty stuff, it was like others had fallen off, too, and decided to never come back. Weird.

      But yet, the writing comes first. If I had more time, I’d love to blog more or start my own group, but at the end of the day, that takes more commitment than whatever I have left. So, I leave the commitment to the experts like those folks over there at Magical Musings. 😉

  2. Too funny! Your title caught me right off the bat. I try to keep mine updated with at least one thing a week (even if it is just Sexy Saturday picts:) ). But I do see how easy it is to fall behind in that. Especially when you blog other places too.

    Also, even though I don’t comment a lot (not a lot of time with full time job, full time school (masters), full time mom and wife, etc… oh and the writing thing ) I do follow your posts via Google Reader. I don’t think those count in your hits, though.



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