Last Blog Post – Some Alternative Routes Are Hazardous

Sometimes when you are seeking balance, you have to give up blogging.

“Our next chapter is about balance. Balance for us individually to do the things we want to do, balance to  not get sucked into the “mom” only life, balance for our marriage, balance to feel strong enough to stick with the parenting path that we know we want, though it’s less conventional in our circles. I had originally hoped to create a support system to help with this, but it’s mostly just us. Maybe that’s how it was supposed to be all along.” Keep reading..

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Broken Links

It has been a frustrating process finding a blogger’s last post. I even remember reading the farewells only to discover that the person took down their entire blog soon afterwards.

Some examples:

Simple In France

An American ex-journalist living in France with her husband and child, maybe children now.  She stopped blogging before her first child was born.

World of Wealth

A successful woman from an upper class family who was chronicling her investments, including rentals.  It was an interesting read for me to see how “the other half” (i.e. people who inherit $$) manage their finances.  She stopped blogging when she started a serious relationship and wanted more privacy.  I found a tidbit of her farewell post even though the blog is gone.

Little House on the Southern Prairie

I didn’t read her blog all the time, but she was a regular commenter on one of my favorite blogs “Consciously Frugal” that seems to be in hiatus.   Little House focused on family life and simplicity.  I did find a small article about the blog. I guess it’s hard or impossible to erase all traces of you on the internet.

Dog Ate My Finances

As you can guess from the blog title, the topic was money.  She had an interesting voice and I think often stirred up some controversy.  She went off the radar around 2010.
More “dead” blogs to come as I think of them!

Last Post – Early Retirement Extreme

After 5 years, Early Retirement Extreme stopped writing for his highly popular personal finance blog. The posts and comments have been left up so that people can still read and learn about money and how to retire from the rat race. Note: I notice newer posts so I’m not sure if he returned at some point or if most are guest postings.

“Maybe about a year ago, ERE was still known only to a few [thousand] “insiders” who knew it well and it was great. Lately it has become widely known (I suppose partially this has been my own fault for wanting to get the message out) and thus I have become sort of a public figure [at least on the internets]… Well, I’ve found that I really don’t like being a public figure. I want my ideas to be famous and get attention but I don’t like my person to get attention.” See original post.