It’s been a month and a bit since I left Twitter. I’ve got to be honest and say I don’t miss it that much. The Twita bird and I had gone in different directions.
But before I left I made a point of collecting a list of blogs I’d come across thanks to the blue bird and, tonight, I visited them all. And I became so sad. Sad because so many are not being maintained any more.
It seems I’m not the only one who has moved on. Even the Pawcircle blog (sorry Miss D) hadn’t been updated with news of pals going to The Bridge since January and there were links to fundraisers that ended aaaaages ago. Even my pal Newt’s blog is inaccessible.
I’ve shed a fair few tears as I’ve deleted blog after blog from my list of blogs to visit. I doubt that they’ve ended just because I didn’t visit them for a month; they’ve ended because…….
But I can still read the Anipal Times thanks to @shaynacat. And Dana’s web site is full of news of TSK and Daffy, even if my delicate eyes had to get past a piccything of Jim poking his butt up in the air in his underpants. And Seville is keeping Nerissa’s memory going over at Nerissa’s Life (and doing a mighty fine job if I may say so). I even got staff to beat the blockade that’s been stopping me from commenting on Seville’s blog. I got a Google account and a few tweaks and we’ve beaten Google getting in the way of peeps commenting on Google blogs from Google browsers. It’s all down to biscuits or something like that.
But there we go. I’m gonna have to update my bloggywog list. I’m still going to be checking in occasionally on a few blogs though. And maybe you’d like to as well:
- The Anipal Times – for news about all sorts of things happening on Twitter, if you’re still on Twitter. If it ain’t in Anipal Times it ain’t happening. Update: The day after I wrote this blog post, The Anipal Times ceased publication. Thanks to Phi (see her comment) for letting me know. Another sad casualty of changing times.
- Meandering Moodys – Miss Dana has given so much to the anipal community over a long time (I initially wrote “over so many, many years” but staff wouldn’t type that out in case Dana slapped me! He said something about ladies being eternally 21 or something like that). This is her blog and it’s fun (even if you have to see Mr Dana poking his bum up in the air wearing nothing but his underwear!). And you get news about TSK (that stands for “Time Share Kitty” – an odd name for a cat) and Daffy (the canine internet sensation).
- Nerissa’s Life – nuff said. Nerissa was a fella cat. I think Seville is too. He’s a good storyteller. Keep up with his mewsings on the erratic behaviour of the humans he’s allowed into his house. Phew! I’m glad mine is comparatively normal!
- Bionic Basil – there’s so much here you could get lost for aaaages.
That’s all that’s left from a long list. But such is life.
Quality, not quantity.
Which reminds me! Must check on my nip plants. See ya soon.
And, hey, if any of my readers have blogs, please post a link in the comments. I’ve got gaps in my list to fill.