Recently I was reading about Wil Wheaton and how he started blogging.
It was simple; one day he came across a young woman’s blog and began to read it. There were three years worth of entries. He wrote eloquently about how it felt to get to know so much about someone, and then just have it all come to a halt. There was no good-bye post.
And I thought about the person who inspired me the most when I got started online. Actually it wasn’t his blog I followed at first, I belonged to a Yahoo Group for folks who kept journals.
John wrote so well about his everyday life. He could make a corn muffin sound irresistable. Then one day he left the group. Why? Because someone was so unbelievable nasty.
After a while I discovered he had started his own blog, and I happily subscribed through Bloglines.
Unfortunately with the exception of a quick post this past June, he stopped blogging in January 2006.
After reading about Wil Wheaton’s experience, I decided that I ought to let him know one more time just how much I missed reading his posts. So I e-mailed – hopefully it didn’t end up in a spam folder.
Now go let someone know how much you appreciate their blog!
Waving at you all from New York.