I came across a blog I used to follow only to find that the last post was back in October last year. It was just a typical post, nothing to indicate it would be the last post, so why the sudden ending? I’ve come across other blogs which just end. If I was going to stop posting I’m sure I would do a sign-off post.
In some cases, I guess, something sudden has happened to bring about the abrupt ending. With this in mind I’ve decided to write a last post that will automatically appear at some time in the future. So I’ll set the date to be published as 1 month in the future and every now and again I’ll remember to push that date back so as it’s still in 1 month’s time. All I have to do now is decide what to put in my last post.
Some blogs stop because the blogger ruuns out of interest, or their life gets too busy to allow the time. I have a couple of those still tagged, because I know that something will happen again eventually, but one of my favourites, by a fellow fellwalker making a new life abroad, hasn’t had a new post for over two years. I would have liked the chance to say goodbye.