The ALI Blogger APB: Have You Seen These Bloggers? (Part 2)
Posted Jul 19 2012 8:25am
Before I get into the meat of this post, I want to say a HUGE thank you to everyone who commented on and emailed me about Tuesday’s post . It was a difficult post for me to write, because I don’t want those of you who ARE pregnant/parenting to think that I don’t care about you. I do – very much so.
Someone commented that I just need to find a new tribe right now. Someone else mentioned how I’m straddling this weird place of being somewhat of a “veteran” and yet still new to treatment. I admit, it is a weird place to be in and I’m deeply grateful for those of you that have shared your blogs and offered to by cycle buddies with me.
Seriously, folks: it’s really meant a lot to me. Thank you.
As I was pruning my Google Reader (and now I have a bunch more to add! Thanks all!), I was struck by how many blogs just seemed to stop, as if mid-sentence in the story of their journeys. Sometimes people just move on or lose interest in blogging. Other times they’ve resolved and neatly tie up their blogs with one last goodbye post. But a lot of these blogs – it’s like the mystery of the Roanoke Colony: meals half eaten, fires smoldering, and not a trace of life to be seen.
I may be a terrible commenter (as in, I rarely comment) but I do read. And I certainly do care, whether I comment or not. So I get worried and fear the worst that something has happened.
Sadly, I have way more blogs to add for this ALI Blogger APB.
Here’s how it works: below are ALI bloggers that have stopped blogging or disappeared. If you know what’s happened to any of them, please let me know in the comments. If you have contact information for any of these folks, please email me – I actually do reach out to missing bloggers via email just to check in and make sure they’re still alive. (I say that with 100% seriousness.)
Immediate APB Issued for the These ALI Bloggers:
Glass Case of Emotion at A Little Blog About the Big Infertility : Her last post was February 2011. While her posts still appear in my reader, it looks like she’s taken everything down. It’s now just a basic Blogger template with the title “I’ve been working.” She used to be very active and then it seemed like she just stopped and packed it all up.
An Unexpected Life: Her blog is now invite only and I’ve reached out to her twice via email, but most recently got a bounceback. Would love to know what happened with their adoption journey.
Barefoot and…: Mom of one, she was moving on to treatments again. Granted, her most recent post is May 24th of this year; she’s been posting sporadically and mentioned she’d be cycling in June, but no word yet.
Chickenpig, are you still there? I know your last post was only at the end of May, but you were a regular commenter here and it seems like you’ve vanished. I worry.
Bottoms Off and On the Table : Her last post was in December 2011 and it appears she’s on a break, or as she puts it “current status: on a very extended break…maybe forever.” I’ve reached out to her via email and hoping I hear more.
Impersonating Normal (formerly Infertility Rocks!) hasn’t posted since June 2010. There was a marked turn in the tone of her blog, and her last post contemplates silence. She leaves us with an update about pursuing embryo donation and that she’ll “be back sooner than later” – but nothing since that post.
Another invite-only blog: Just Two Lines Away is now invite-only and I don’t seem to have her contact information. The last post of hers I see in my Reader is dated December 2011 and she writes about closure in the context of their failed IVF cycle. I would really like to know how their journey has unfolded since then.
Ok, this one’s not an ALI blogger, but much weirdness at her site. Nirvana Mamma had a killer momblog/social media/blogging tips blog that just kind of up and disappeared – all of her posts were gone. Then randomly, she’s got a post from April saying that she’s building a community and hoping to have a huge group of fans. Except that her blog has been stripped of its former glory. She vanished off Twitter too, with allusions to a new job. Am definitely intrigued to find out what became of her.
Last I heard, Perchance to Dream was adopting from Bulgaria. Her last post is from September of 2010… and then nothing.
Mrs. Farmer hasn’t updated since April of 2011. I think her mom might have had cancer?
Tubeless in Seattle, mom of triplets, pretty much stopped blogging at the end of 2011, now that her boys were toddlers. She was planning to start a new blog, The Blonde Baker – but it’s nowhere to be found when you click on it from her old IF blog.
ALI Blogger Updates
These are folks who have stopped blogging or are taking a break, or have otherwise shared with me the status of their blog.
It looks like Being Barren has stopped blogging this past March, without any kind of resolution to their journey.
After months of silence, Olive Leah is back! …Well, maybe not. We’ll see.
It would appear after the birth of his son in August 2011, I Want to Be a Daddy is no longer blogging or tweeting. Hoping he’s well, but looks like it’s wrapped up.
Cloudy with a Chance of Hope is now a proud mom after several losses. For whatever reason, her RSS feed wasn’t working and so I stopped seeing updates after December 2010. Turns out she gave birth in September of last year and has been posting regularly. So, less an update and more of a *facepalm* moment for me for not clicking over to her blog from my Reader.
After adoption a little boy from Vietnam in December 2011, The Inadequate Conception has decided to take a break from blogging as of May 2012.
Now, it’s your turn: which ALI bloggers that you follow have stopped blogging or disappeared? Add them to this most recent edition of the ALI Blogger APB in the comments. And, if you have answers, let us know!
UPDATE: As folks have begun to leave me other blogs/bloggers that have gone missing, I’m tweeting them out as of today, Friday, July 20th. Looking for a blogger? Hit me up on Twitter @KeikoZoll with hashtag #ALIBloggerAPB .