Saturday, November 26, 2011

Have You Abandoned Me?

Dear Langley,

I can’t help but notice that the last time you posted here was Halloween. It’s now past Thanksgiving. I try not to be needy or desperate but I’ve got to ask… are you spending time on other blogs? Prettier blogs? More exciting blogs?

What do you want from me? I can be pretty. I can be exciting. I’ll be anything you want me to be.

Don’t forget, you made me what I am. If you’ve lost interest, that’s on you. I won’t take responsibility. In fact, you need to get your act together and come back to me. I am a good and decent blog. You can look all you want but you won’t find a more upstanding, responsible and loving blog. You’re no picnic yourself. Everything’s always about you, you, you, with no consideration for my needs.

If you want to come back, you better be prepared to beg. I will not lower my standards to accommodate you, I have too much self-respect. Things have got to change between us. I coolly await your response. 

Signed, Lonely blog

Dear Blog,

I’ll come back, I promise. This isn’t about you, it’s about me. I’m spending my time writing for paying clients, trying to save money for the holidays. You’re still my number one blog. I have not forgotten all the good times we’ve had; all the fun topics we’ve covered and the nice followers we’ve met. Please accept my sincerest apologies.

Will you take me back if I promise to give you more attention? I can commit to posting at least twice per month through the holidays. If you’ll give me a chance, I’m sure I can be a better and more prolific writer for you. After we get through the busy season, I can even do better. I will try my hardest to post once per week after the New Year.

What do you say? Please don’t throw away all our good times. I’m begging. You’re worth it. Thanks for holding me accountable, it’s one of the many things I love about you. Let’s make this work.

Yours always, Over-committed writer


  1. I was right there a year ago--and somehow my blog was happy to take me back :) Can't wait to read more :) Cheers, Jenn.

  2. Dear Langley,

    "Paying clients?" Life is about more than cash you know. Vocabulary and grammar, semantics and phraseology, ideas both to gather and to share; these are the stuff of life. Why do you need to eat and drink and keep a roof over your head when you can have all the letters, words, and sentences one could ever dream of right here?

    You say you want to make this work, but you must be willing to sacrifice the trifles you speak of, and come back. Oh yeah, and don't forget to pay the bill for the ISP.

    Signed, Essential blog

  3. I've definitely been there, too. Blogs are very loyal and forgiving, so I'm sure that yours will accept your plea and in time, it'll be as if nothing ever happened to separate you.

  4. Hmmmmm. there are many lonely blogs lately...glad you are back. It inspires (or kicks me in the butt) to get busy!

  5. Oh yeah, I can relate too! Good luck, have fun and don't worry!

  6. Seriously? You think you can spew a few kind words and then POOOF you will be loved by your oh so neglected blog just like that? Well, I can tell you that it isn't that easy, these neglected blogs are banding together and looking for support from the readers group! Hurry, what you can do to mend this separation before it's all over the U.S. and U.K. I'm pulling for you, but to be honest, I'll jump in that crowd when the readers are summoned, because I miss you.

  7. Love this post, Langley! My blog is feeling sad and neglected too apart from Six Sentence Sunday and a few updates on NaNoWriMo. Can't promise I'll get back to it in December, but maybe I need a New Year Resolution.

  8. I love this upbeat and original way of explaining your absence. Very clever and I like it very much! Just come back when you can...

  9. This is so clever! I can relate to you, and will be happy to see you back here again whenever you are able. Take care!

  10. Such a cute post. I hope you will return to my blog as well. I love your comments. I promise I will keep up over here too! Your blog deserves it!

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  12. I guess I can't blame you. Paid gigs are pretty awesome!


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