For years did I follow your blog so dear.
It did inspire and wake in me the dream
To change my style of dress and post it here;
Yet still your blog of clothes I found supreme.
But years pass by and with it went the time.
As days turn cold and night turns dark, a sign
Of things to come that part my path to you.
The memories I hold so close, sublime
Your posts may be, no more do we align,
So best of luck as we continue through*.
I check my reader probably twice a day -- first thing in the morning, and right after supper -- unless I get bored in between. Lately, I've been finding that I've been skimming over a few blogs at each sitting. While sometimes, it's a case of not being interested in that specific day's content for that blogger, I've been finding that some of the blogs I held near and dear early in my blogging career just don't challenge and inspire me the way they used to. It's not simply an issue that their content has gone stale, but that my personal outfit goals have changed so their blog is not immediately relevant. Even when these are blogs where I haven't developed a personal relationship with the writer, I feel so guilty when I consider removing them from my blog roll. I know I get a little down when I see my blog followers go down, rather than up (or remaining stagnant as mine tend to do).
I don't like starting my day with guilt rather than inspiration. As a result, this weekend, I'm going to carve out some time (somewhere - good grief, for an unemployed bum I certainly keep a busy schedule) and really evaluate who I'm reading, why I'm reading them, and what value their blog has to my life and my style. If you're stumbling upon this post because you've discovered I've stopped following you, I am truly sorry. It's not that your blog isn't great, it must be, if I chose to follow it in the beginning, it's simply that we've grown apart. I can only hope that our paths will cross again as we grow and evolve in our lives and in our closets.
*Cassidy, my apologies to you. It's been probably a decade since I've played with structured poetry. Writing this reminded me why I've stayed away for so long.