When your Favorite Blog Suddenly Goes Bad

If you blog for any length of time you witness the rise and fall of many blogs. Some of them are good, some are fair, some are horrible and some are just amazing.

Many bloggers have written about blog crushes. They have spent time elucidating and illustrating what it is that makes them smile. They may have even gone into intricate detail about the blogs they love, it is part of a blog crush. Sometimes you cannot put your finger on why you enjoy it, you just know that you do.

Here is what you don’t see much of, the discussion of what happens when your blog crush fades into the twilight. There are a number of reasons why this could happen. Sometimes it is just because they stop blogging. It doesn’t matter why they stopped, the writing just ends and there you go.

Sometimes your blog crush fades because you come to grow tired of the gimmick and or style of their writing.

But in my book the saddest end of the blog crush is when they write something that is so shocking and offensive that you cannot continue to read them anymore. I guess that you could see it in similar terms to a breakup or divorce. And so your crush comes to a bittersweet end.

This post is not about a particular blog. I wasn’t thinking about a specific blog or blogger, it is really just my own comment on blogging.

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  1. Mirty March 24, 2006 at 10:00 pm

    Blog crushes come and go. Blog friendships may bloom for more than a season.

  2. rgmb March 24, 2006 at 3:48 pm

    I’ve had a few blog crushes that have crashed and burned suddenly. I think it’s the old “familiarity breeds contempt”. You get a little too comfy with the comments and their comments about your comments, etc., and then BAM you want a divorce!

  3. swiftthinker March 24, 2006 at 3:24 pm

    has the crush blog gone “Jerry Springer” to get more comments?

  4. Jewish Blogmeister March 24, 2006 at 3:24 pm

    A “blog crush” eh? Something tells me you won’t be finding this term in a psychology book anytime soon…which reminds me if you are suffering from “blog depression” due to a “blog crush” gone bad I know a good therapist…..never mind.

  5. Elie March 24, 2006 at 3:10 pm

    I can guess at least one blog you have in mind. But if you want to keep it a secret I won’t post my guess.

  6. Jack's Shack March 24, 2006 at 2:22 pm


    Wondering is not such a bad thing.


    What can I say.

  7. Mirty March 24, 2006 at 12:34 pm

    I guess you really do feel strongly about milchig kugel. Sorry, Jack, you’re a neat guy and I’ll always remember you fondly.

  8. Shlomo March 24, 2006 at 11:45 am

    Now you have me wondering.

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