Christmas time is a time for remembering people we don't see so often.
I was looking for something on my old blog and found a long list of blogs I used to read but they don't write anymore....as far as I know....or maybe they are still around with a different name.
I know some are probably too busy to write, some have had illness, some just decide not to write anymore. But I do hope they are all OK and wish them all a Happy Christmas.
I used to read some of them too - It's sad when people just disappear, I think. xxReplyDelete
Would be good to know they are OKDelete
I wonder what happened to all those lovely blog writers as well, I hope they are all ok and enjoying their simple, frugal, country based lives but I do miss them. So many blogs seem to be politically motivated now or just negative moans, not you of course. Thankfully you are still here without an axe to grind, long may you continue. Sarah Browne.ReplyDelete
Def. no politics here and hopefully no moaning either!Delete
Oddly enough, I was just thinking about dove grey reader scribbles recently. I really enjoyed her blog and wish I knew how she is…ReplyDelete
I don't read many book blogs anymore - I prefer more varietyDelete
I find it really sad when people move on and/or lose their blog. Tanya at Frugal in Essex was such a help to me and I really miss her blog and wonder how she is.ReplyDelete
Wishing you a very happy Christmas Sue and many thanks for your interesting blog. Margaret
And a very Happy Christmas to youDelete
S. from Growing in the Fens is really happy - it is a few years since she was widowed, but now she's happily remarried to a Rev. After many years as a Methodist local/lay preacher, and doing pastoral work, she herself has retrained and is also a minister. She is busier than ever, so no time to blog. We were thrilled when she had a holiday in Norfolk - and visited us (so we got to meet her lovely husband) So that's a positive outcome all round ☺️❤️👍🙏ReplyDelete
I used to enjoy Frugal in Derbyshire, and When Robins appear too.
That was such good news to hear. I hope her girls are doing well, they must have finished Uni and be out at work by now!Delete
It's a shame when we don't get to hear why people stopped writing, don't like to think of anything nasty happening to them. They could of course just be too busy, or just not in the mood for writing anymore. It would be lovely to hear from some of them, though, even if just a short post letting everyone know they're fine. I say 'just' too often!ReplyDelete
I'm sure there are fewer people in the UK writing nowadaysDelete
I also followed lots of these blogs and wonder what happened to them. Thanks to Angela for the update. CatrionaReplyDelete
It's good to hear happy newsDelete
http://www.beingselfsufficientinwales.co.uk/ Here's the link for Dawn's blog (Doing it for ourselves) now Doing it for Ourselves in Wales. She's had a lot of ill health this year, but recently had an op and is now mending again.ReplyDelete
It's a shame when favourite blogs just stop and we don't know what's happened to their writers, quite apart from missing out on their doings.
It seems I am a follower of Dawns new blog but it must have fallen off my listDelete
Sol pops up on my blog from time to time. It's sad when blogs you read or even follow don't post anymore.ReplyDelete
It leaves us all wondering if they are OKDelete
I used to read a lot of those too and wonder if all is well. Sheila, from Life's Too Short To Iron Tea Towels, never seemed to get back her strength after her stroke. I often wonder how she is. It's sad when people disappear.ReplyDelete
Yes I remember Sheila had had a stroke. Hope she is OKDelete
I used to love to read Parsonage Cottage. She had another blog before that one but tracked her down when she started Parsonage Cottage. Wonder what happened to her? Did you see that John of By Stargoose and Hanglands has returned to blogging after some health issues?ReplyDelete
I hope Elaine at Parsonage Cottage is OK - actually I might have her address somewhere, I'll have a lookDelete
Doing it for Ourselves is now 'Being Self Sufficient in Wales' - http://www.beingselfsufficientinwales.co.uk/ReplyDelete
I don't know about some of the others, but there are a couple that are permission only. I do hate it when someone switches their blog over to this and I've missed being able to ask for an invite.
I do occasionally wonder what some of our old gang are up to now.
I think I must have lost Dawns new blog when she was unwell and didn't postDelete
In recent years, a lot of blogs have vanished or maybe changed names, and I've made a point of finding new ones, including this one. I was attracted by the title. Don't change your title!ReplyDelete
I'm sticking with my title and will keep writing - 10 years next year!Delete
I’ve only read the vintage frugal life blog, but her husband was ill so I’ve wondered about that one, too.ReplyDelete
I didn't know about her husband - could be the reason for no posts. I used to read several blogs about people finding lovely vintage things for their homesDelete
dovegrey reader vanished completely...not just the blog but all social media . I have asked around on some other blogs about her (lynn hatwell) as well . I so agree, wish people would say goodbye !ReplyDelete
If Dovegrey was the lady in Devon with a camper van then I believe she is a friend of another blogger on Sue's sidebar who has mentioned Dovegrey occasionally.Delete
I think she might be a friend of Arils?Delete
When someone suddenly disappears, there is always loss. Even know blog connections are mostly if not all written communications, the friendship is still often lovely. Your list of missing blogs is long. Re-connecting with a few will be especially nice.ReplyDelete
Another reason for a blog disappearing is death.ReplyDelete
The first blog I ever followed ( I started reading them when I retired in 2008 ) was an American lady based in Portland Oregon. Her blog was Time Goes By. Under Oregon law euthanasia is legal and I think she chose this route while suffering from cancer. Her loss felt almost like a family loss.
I still miss Teresa Kasners blog, some of you will remember her, she had a sudden illness and very sadly died. Her husband posted about what had happened and also put a link to her memorial page which was much appreciated. May she R.I.P.ReplyDelete
Alison in Wales x
I found that some of the bloggers I used to follow have moved over to instagram. ArilxReplyDelete
Today, when I click the "show all" link below your regular sidebar of blogs you follow, it simply re-issues your blogpost for today. It doesn't open up your regular blog list at all. I enjoy reading this series of "english blogs" as I am in the USA, in Maryland. Thank you for your blog!ReplyDelete
It's back to working OK today - SaturdayDelete
I read many of those as well and miss them. I hope they are all well.ReplyDelete
Our Smallholding Adventure is on YouTubeReplyDelete
Hi. Logged on for the first time in ages to do a bit of "lurking" as its too cold to do anything else, and saw this straight away. I disappeared at a time of personal self doubt and didn't think anyone needed my downer at the time. After a few months I decided to tell my husband I could not do the self sufficiency in Norfolk on one acre any more for lots of reasons and was surprised to find he felt that his "body" was not up to it either. We decided in 5 minutes to put the house on the market, sold everything not nailed down to raise money and move "home" to our original city in south of England. It has not been easy or perfect, we are getting there. I hope in 2023 I can find my voice again and talk about things that interest me again. Hope everyone is well in blogland meanwhile.ReplyDelete
How good to hear from you - what good timing.Delete
Yes self sufficiency is certainly hard work, although I miss the smallholding I'm not sure how much longer we would have stayed even if Colin had kept well.
Hope you feel like getting back to blogging in 2023
There's a couple on there that I remember too. I used to love 'Life's Too Short to Iron Tea Towels' (Sheila). Her blogs always made me smile and helped me through some tough times. I hope she is okay. Life happens and cirumstances change, but some of the blog people I think of as online friends and it's a little sad when they are suddenly gone.ReplyDelete
It is always a shame when bloggers no longer post, for whatever reason. I miss many of the old favourites, and checked in on Sheila's blog just the other day. XxReplyDelete