I’ve been mulling over this thought for the past few days. What happens when a blogger dies? What happens to the blog?
The saddest thing is a blogger might be dead for months before his readers and other bloggers get to know. Or, worse still, they might never come to know.
“I wonder why he doesn’t post any more” will be one common thought that people will have when his posts stop coming. But, the world moves on.
Soon, people will get busy and forget all about him. Scary, if you ask me.
More scary, is the thought that the blog shall remain un-updated for ever!
They say a person dies three times. One, when he actually dies. Two, when his body turns to dust. Three, when his name is mentioned for the last time.
The third kind of death is pretty sad, I think. Man likes to make a great fuss about his name. To think that his name shall never be mentioned again is very heart-breaking.
But, can a blog be passed on to the next generation, like property? Of course, a great deal depends on if the next generation wants it.
If they do, it can be an exciting venture. Blogs will have a great legacy. Once a year, on the original blogger’s death anniversary, they can re-blog one of his earlier posts from when he was alive. Sounds wonderful!
It’d be a great way of staying alive, if you ask me! People die, blogs live on!