BS first signed on--well, as Blogstalker, anyway--August 16, with a cryptic note that got 2 comments. "Everything has been changed to protect the innocent and shy! Leave a comment if you would like. Leave a link if you want me to check out your blog. Please keep it respectful. Your friend..." When we saw that missive we...well, we didn't return the comment.
Yes, as relatively new Bloggers Ourselves, we waited to see what would develop. BS commented on a few more of our posts. We finally broke the ice & "spoke" to BS August 24. BS had posted an entreaty to encourage comments: "Lets do a roll call shall we. Tell me where your from and the thing you most like about where you live. The weather, or your close to mom, or there's a bakery across the street that always smells oh so sweet." OK, so Punctuation & Spelling are not This Blogger's, shall we say, Strong Points. Your Intrepid Scribe did comment, and a "Bloggy Friendship" was born.
BS has always been a little bit of a curiosity to us. Where did this person come from? BS's blog's initial profile stated, "The Ukraine." Then, for a while after that, the profile said, "Virgin Islands," or some such tropical place. BS's blog no longer features a profile. The mystery deepens.
So, why would Your Humble Scribe deign to Scribble today about this Mystery Persona? Because she/it/he was pretty aggressive, in a Bloggy Sorta Way. Because it/he/she tried to Collect Bloggy Friends, & was mighty successful, we might add. And pretty funny. Also, entertaining, to boot.
Blogstalker even awarded The Scribe some Bloggy Bling. On September 18, two days before BS disappeared from The Bloggy Universe, we received The Arte y Pico Award, for being "creative & interesting."
But now BS is gone. For 2 weeks & 2 days, not a peep from that part of Cyberspace. BS's last post, on September 20, was a list of Movie Trivia. The BS Blogger has 35 comments on that post, which range from cryptic analysis of the post itself, to later posts, wondering Where the Heck BS has Gone.
Which leads us to question this Particular Blogging Janx. We have a few theories, & would love to speak with some of BS's Bloggy Friends to share guesses. To wit:
- Was Blogstalker just a massive joke, to see how many "friends" BS could make?
- Perhaps part of a Master's or PhD thesis, to study the Art of Blogging?
- Did BS become disallusioned, frustrated, angry with The Blogosphere, & just decide to Blog Off?
- Was BS's acronymn just that--a Crock?
- Is this a HuMONgous joke, perpetrated by a Clever Puppeteer, to show us how Silly Cyberspace really is?
- Will we ever know the answer?
- Do we really care?
Yes, we've dedicated an awful lot of Time & Energy today to the Trials & Tribulations of One Little Member of the Blogosphere. Well, BS has been the proverbial Burr Under Our Saddle for the last 2+ weeks. But Your Intrepid Scribe is, well, Intrepid, after all! We know you want to know, too. BS posted 21 times, had 1,513 visitors from 46 countries (as of this writing), garnered 13 followers, & a Blog Roll of 25 "friends." That's a whole Heckuva Lotta Action in 3 Measley Weeks!
Do you have any Thoughts on the Subject? Do you Even Care? Is this kind of behavior Par for the Course in Bloggy Land? Are we just Spittin' in the Wind? Is this what Blogging Really Means--to post 21 little ol' dissertations, Hoodwink a Whole Herd o' Folks, & then just disappear into Cyberspace? As Blogstalker would say: "Put your brave face on and go for it." We'd like to know What You Think!