Instead, I saw this … Whaaaaaat?
Since Kelley and I had previously emailed from time to time, I had her address — so I contacted her to see if Blogger had done something crazy … like kidnap her blog! I’ve heard of that happening to bloggers, but it didn’t happen to Kelley.
Nope. The disappearance of Kelley Highway was by choice. Kelley had become “blogged down” and concerned about how much time blogging drained from her day. Her response? Just like she’d already done with Facebook and Twitter, she immediately deleted her blog. Nearly four years … hundreds of posts … and thousands of pics. To quote Kelley: “In less than 30 minutes, I was free… It was fun while it lasted, but honestly, I do not miss it.” Kelley said she still reads blogs on occasion, but she’s having a great time finishing projects … and studying more … and simply enjoying her days.
I managed to find a few of Kelley’s pics lurking online — very few. If you followed Kelley Highway, I bet they’ll bring back pleasant memories. I miss Kelley’s projects, but mostly I miss her really good heart!
Kelley, thank you for sharing yourself with us for so long … but thank you for obediently following your conviction to leave Blogland. I still miss you, though!
Kelley shared some other news: Her daughter was wearing an engagement ring and planning an August 15 wedding. That’s only two days away. Knowing Kelley, I’m guessing the Mother of the Bride is one joyful woman and enjoying the “wedding planning journey” for all it’s worth!
Best wishes, Dana and Justin, as you begin your life together. May God’s richest blessings be yours!
Have you ever had a Blogland friend disappear? Did you try to contact them? If you’re a blogger, have you ever considered “going away?”
Me? Unless otherwise convicted someday, I plan to stay right here … sending inspiration, encouragement, and challenge … from My Place to Yours.
If you’d like, feel free to add your well-wishes in the comments. I’ll be sure Kelley sees them.