I was dismayed this week to discover that one of my favorite bloggers, HocusPocus13, a.k.a. “Jinx” has left the building.
Jinx was a voracious blogger and re-blogger. In addition to her own really cool and unique posts, she also scoured WordPress for the best of the best. Jinx often put up as many as 20-30 posts a day, all containing a bit of magic. Her motto was “path to a more productive life.” Her wise words were full of sound advice, scintillating spells, yummy recipes, beauty and creativity.
Over the past few days, I noticed there had been nothing posted by HocusPocus13 in my feed. This was unusual. Perhaps she was slowing down the pace? Maybe she was on vacation, or had taken a brief hiatus? (After all, blogging can be hard work!)
Upon further investigation, and much to my dismay, I found out that her site had been deleted. No warning, no reason, just disappeared like a result of the spell-work she so fondly purported.
This is cyberspace. Bloggers, Twitter posts, Instagram hits come and go, quickly as changing weather. Society in cyberspace is sporadic and erratic. We rely upon the fickle nature of satellites, nodes and WiFi crisscrossing to bring us together.
In reality, what are we? A combination of electricity and Ram, motherboards and mother’s wombs, fragments of ethernet and memory. Stardust.
Just how ‘virtual’ is virtual reality? Some spiritualists and channelers now believe we are creating a new dimension within cyberspace, something between physical and non-physical, yet every bit as solid and real as what we have known before. At any rate, I can’t help but feel a sense of loss when one of us leaves.
So Jinx, if by some chance you happen to read this, know you were appreciated, your blog was Important and you are greatly missed!
This goes for bloggers everywhere. Whatever message you are communicating into the great wide stratosphere, please know: IT MATTERS.
Somewhere, someone is reading you. You are bringing a bit of insight, a bit of connection, a bit of horror or humor or courage or controversy into someone’s otherwise dreary day. Your unique perspective is contributing to our world.
Your thoughts matter. Your words matter. Your ideas and opinions matter.
WordPress Warriors, keep on bloggin’! (And if you do decide to leave, for goodness sake, let someone know!) 🙂
“Words are, of course, the most powerful thing used by mankind.” — William Shakespeare