I don't read many blogs from people I don't know but there were two that I just got sucked into the stories in the lives of these people. And now they are gone. One last post and then: poof.
It's like reading a book and wanting the author to write more, although they probably won't and I find myself wondering if I could write the next book. Only it's not the same because I know (well, I'm pretty sure) that these were real stories from real life and now they have moved on to a new chapter of their lives and it doesn't include blogging, or at least not where they were blogging before. I think maybe that is what makes blogs so interesting to "thumb through". They are real stories of real people. We get to anonymously (if we want to) come into their lives for a short chapter or two, maybe even just a sentence.
It is a curious place...the blogosphere. I don't participate as much as I want to, but then, I have always seen myself as more of a reader than a leader. I have thoughts but then they are so quickly replaced by something else. Like right now...I have a conference call in 15 minutes to talk about the Focus on Goats conference that will be at UW-Platteville in October. Looking at the time has taken away what slight hold I had on a thought that I wanted to put down. So maybe you'll get to learn a little about goats next time :-)