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Life & Events > October 9, 2018 - Lost Blog Friends

October 9, 2018 - Lost Blog Friends

I was looking through old posts and my friends list and for quite a while have wondered what happened to some people who no longer write. The info on the left says “last on 30 days ago” but that never changes, no matter how many months or years have gone by. So beabea hasn’t been on in years, ditto hayduke, and ditto dakmom, although I do know how to reach her and their whole family is on Facebook. She also used the handle Island Girl. They lived across the street from me and we walked together every morning. They are now somewhere in the Midwest. I can’t keep track because they move around in their 5th wheel, working for BP oil, both she and husband, as pipeline inspectors. They were doing quite well running a dirt-grading business until the bust in 2009. Then they couldn’t get contracts because the big outfits were pushing them out.

Anyway, I wonder about what happened to the others – last post, normal, no indication of disaster, and then nothing. Are these people okay? I liked them and feel that they may have run into problems and wish they had shared because our group is a caring one and you have all been very supportive during stressful times.

When I ask for “all posts”, the list does not include dates, although if you open the post, there is a date. So I have decided to date each title myself.

I plan to print each post out, and that will take forever. There are over 1,000. Sheesh. I will use Ed’s computer because my printer, just gotten, is a dumb one that only holds about 10 sheets. I am used to very sophisticated business printers that will make coffee if you threaten them. When I used Ed’s printer on a remote system, it was always going offline. That was a major irritation. When all is done, I’ll submit the result as a novel. A deranged novel.

I wonder if there could be an automatic system when, if a blogger is in the wind for a lengthy period, a query could be sent to their e mail so that we can know if something has happened to them. If someone has died, I would assume the family would notify people on their e mail list. I know that’s how I would handle it. The response would go to Eddie, who could then inform us. Maybe I’m asking for too much?

Anyway, this whole introspection started because I have forgotten when certain important events took place and I know I wrote about them and my fanciful titles aren’t always descriptive.

xx, Teal

posted on Oct 9, 2018 1:25 PM ()


Fortunately, I saved this link all these years. It's good to be back.
comment by jerms on Oct 10, 2018 2:33 PM ()
I'm delighted to welcome you back, along with all your other pals on this blog.
reply by tealstar on Oct 11, 2018 6:40 AM ()
As most of you know, the Greasy site was stale for many years. This combined with a lot of folks still posting on Blogster, meant a lot of users wandered. Now that I have moved the site to MyBloggers...I am trying to bring new life into the system.

I have fixed a lot of bugs and am going to add new features. The biggest challenge is to bring some of the past users back.

Most of them do not know we exist over here. This is kind of a private system compared to the big players. I think the "Invite Friends" feature holds the key to growth. This is found from within the user center.

I will also try and come up with something that notifies users who have not stopped by the site in a while.
comment by eddie on Oct 10, 2018 8:15 AM ()
I'm really pleased you have reinvolved yourself with our blog welfare. You were in the wind a long time.
reply by tealstar on Oct 11, 2018 6:41 AM ()
A lot of those people are using their real names on face book. Sadly, some have died. I love this particular group because we are supportive of each other and reveal our true selves on this blog. I do not get an email when someone comments on my blogs and I wish I did. Dramus idea
might possibly work.
comment by elderjane on Oct 10, 2018 5:17 AM ()
Send me a message or make sure your email address is correct in the user center. You should be receiving email updates, unless your provider is blocking them or they are going into the spam folder.
reply by eddie on Oct 10, 2018 10:17 AM ()
doesn't sound right that you don't get notified about a blog comment. I get e mails all the time telling me that someone has responded on a post of mind, whether they are on my friends list or not.
reply by tealstar on Oct 10, 2018 8:31 AM ()
Several years ago I used copy/paste to save all of Honeybugg's posts because they were so good - and her comments to other posts were also entertaining. Oh, how I miss them.
comment by traveltales on Oct 9, 2018 7:41 PM ()
What if you put a new comment on an old post of someone's? Does that send an email to them? Beabea is active on FB, however.
comment by drmaus on Oct 9, 2018 5:14 PM ()
how can one find Beabea on Facebook? We should invite her back to our blog.
reply by tealstar on Oct 10, 2018 8:32 AM ()

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