I Miss You: The bloggers We Really Miss

Hosted by Alex J Cavanaugh

Andrew Leon, Matthew MacNish, and Alex J. Cavanaugh are hosting the I Miss You Blogfest which is one of the coolest Alex has hosted in my opinion, one about the bloggers we really miss…
and the ones we would really miss!
Here’s their requirement:

“Do you have a couple blogger buddies who aren’t posting as often? Those
who’ve pulled back and seem absent from the blogging world? Do you have
blogger buddies you are grateful they are still around and would miss if
they vanished? Now is your chance to show your appreciation and
spotlight them!

List one to three bloggers you really miss and one to
three bloggers you would miss if they stopped blogging. Then go leave a
comment on those blogs. Our blogger friends are special – time to let them know!

I couldn’t agree more.
So here are some of my ‘blogging buddies I would miss‘ picks: (I have a ton more, but we’re only allowed between 1 and 3)

Corinne OFlynn had gone on a hiatus, and recently came back. I missed her posts, because through Triberr.com, I used to read her regularly — always inspiring and informative. I’ve learned a lot from her blog. Don’t think I ever told her I love her blog, but now I can say it — I’m thrilled she’s out of her hiatus, and back in circulation!

IndigoBunting is one of those people who should blog more often, because though she is a copyeditor, she has one cool writer’s voice. I’ve been telling her that for the 5 years I’ve known her — maybe I’ll make an impression, in oh, I don’t know, another 20 ? I hope she takes up fiction some day — and in the meanwhile, I hope she never stops blogging!

Marian Allen is a friend who I’ve lost touch with for a bit — I’ve had a bad blogging year, lost touch with a lot of good friends — but she’s a blogging buddy I’d dearly miss if she decided to unplug from the internet some day.

Now for the one blog buddy I totally miss:

Rick Mobbs became an inspiration with his art, and if you see the The Storybook Collaborative you’ll know why. He has a busy life with a thriving family, a career on Hollywood sets, but every once in a while, I wish he would make an appearance, and this time, stay for good.

I wish I could write a post one mile long, but for now, this would have to do.

I would dearly miss all the folks who regularly show up and drop me a comment– if they decide to ignore me — because without readers, a blog doesn’t exist. Yes, I believe that.

Thanks everyone, for showing up on this page, and thank you Andrew Leon, Matthew MacNish, and Alex J. Cavanaugh for hosting the I Miss You Blogfest!

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Add Yours
  1. Ella

    Oh, I love your choices~ I'm going to go visit!
    Thank you for sharing~
    I look forward to visiting you and other blogs more
    often! This fest is making me see all the talent I am missing!
    Some days I think I need to pick one out of my three passions,
    art, poetry and writing, but I can't~
    It would make blogging easier ;D
    ATB 2U

  2. Carol Kilgore

    It's so hard when a blogger you enjoy or have become friends with stops blogging for whatever reason. Sort of like a family member or your best friend moving away.

    Nice to meet you.

  3. Marian Allen

    Ohhhhhh, thank you SO MUCH! I've been very remiss in not commenting. I read your blogs all the time, but don't drop a note to let you know. Thank you for remembering me. 🙂 HUGS!!!


  4. Indigo Bunting

    One of the writers/bloggers I admired most picked me? I am so flattered! And maybe this will be just the push I need. I wish I was blogging more, no question about it. I have to remind myself that I should write even when I think I have nothing to say. All of us are too busy. I need to get beyond that.

    Thank you, thank you, inspirational Damyanti!

    • Damyanti

      K, yes, I picked you — because I think you have a better voice than a load of writers I know. I'm hoping this will work, and I can read you more often 🙂

  5. Corinne

    Damyanti – you honor me today and I am so grateful for the mention. Like you said, without readers a blog wouldn't exist. You've totally pumped me up. What a fabulous blogfest. I hope it comes around again because I, too, would be able to list many blogs I miss and would miss!


  6. Livia

    I had that feeling of including everyone who I would miss, too! I followed the rules and listed three plus honorable mentions! There's a lot of people I would miss if they stopped blogging. They make the world a better place to be in.

    I feel like I've known all my bloggy friends for AGES when I've only known them for EIGHT MONTHS! What a small world it is! I'm glad I've been able to connect with so many people and make so many friends! Don't know what I would do without you, guys! You're so incredible! 🙂

  7. Laura Eno

    This is such a great blogfest! Picking is impossible – and bittersweet as we remember some who won't be coming back. Happily, others that we missed have since reappeared. 🙂

  8. Hilary Melton-Butcher

    Hi Damyanti .. I thought I followed you .. but now I do!! Thanks for coming over – some newbies here I don't recognise – I'll need to get out a bit more .. like you I could write a mile long post – well no .. I don't have that many followers – that might match Alex' list ..

    Hope you can have an easier year next year .. cheers Hilary