Prev | List | Random | Next
A reminder found while housecleaning the blog this weekend: Just Another Soldier. Interesting in light of this week's discussion on the fate of military blogs in general.
Closing Blogs is nothing new. So many site's owners just give up on their own. They come and go, you know, these MilBloggers do. Like any other sort of blogger. Many post in the lonely down hours far from home, spill their guts for the world, then abandon their spots when the tour of duty is up. They have lives again somewhere in the world, and no need to share the details. So it goes.
Many are truly gone - no site left at all. "The page cannot be found." Other blogs remain, like abandoned defensive positions in shifting desert sands. Once some bold soldier was here, now no more. The ghost battalions of the web. How you doin', Major Pain? And look, here was Thor. And here stood Moja. Farewell, Will.
They are more than the thoughts they left behind, but now only those orphaned thoughts remain, left for any to see. Museum pieces, like tombs, offering something to the scholar or the scavenger, or enjoyed in passing by the casual traveler.
Zeros and ones you know. On one level that's all they ever were. Enjoy them while you can.
Hi again! Your too funny! (re: the you had me comment) I read alot of your archives and you got me all inspired! Check out my lastest post. Your in there! www.Rightwingsparkle.blogspot.comPosted by Kathleen at August 28, 2004 10:24 PM
The sites you mention were some of the first I ever read. These MilBlogs helped to remind me how important all this is. They connected me to what I had somehow lost - my passion for this country, my gratitude for all that is done and sacrificed for my freedom. Yeah - in the busy day to day world it is possible to forget. I'm so glad to have been reminded.
I've missed reading there stuff. Sometimes I go back and just browse through the archives. It's kinda like one of those phone calls out of the blue from an old friend - hey, do you remember the time.......Posted by Tammi at August 29, 2004 02:59 AM
I started out reading those blogs too. I hope each and every one of them are doing okay.
Some will at some point return to iraq and then they might start blogging again.
A couple bloggers have already said they will be doing another rotation in iraq.
Blogs do come and go and even though we've lost a few good voices lately (levi, cb) there are still alot of voices out there telling their story.
Posted by Shar at August 29, 2004 03:57 AM
Sir, please don't mention abandoned blogs without mentioning Bob Zangas'Journey In Iraq. As Smash informed us in March, his blog was abandoned for a reason. Bob spent 6 months in Iraq as a Marine, then chose to return as a civilian to work with the CPA. He deserves to be remembered.Posted by bdfaith at August 29, 2004 08:53 AM
Hawk - I know what they went through. I'm sure you did too. We looked out there at the world, saw everyone else sharing their stories and thought we might do as well as some, no worse than most.
It's proven much harder than I anticipated, feels almost like a second job. Every once in a while one of the things I write moves me, mostly I feel like I'm grinding sausage.
Many a time when I wondered whether to hang it up. Guess I'm just stubborn.
Cheers, aye.Posted by lex at August 30, 2004 03:33 AM
In regards to CBFTW
If we're lucky the quote by Johnny Rotten will have a hidden meaning. Johhny frequently made comments about his bandmates. But came back to play again.Posted by Peter V at August 30, 2004 07:04 PM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(6) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)