I've been following my friend Ryan's blog for more years than I can remember now. And this morning I found out it was going blank.
I don't know the exact reasons why the blog is going blank. I've e-mailed Ryan and I didn't ask for details because I know he's a private person and I respect his privacy. My concern was to be sure everything was okay with Ryan and Tyler. At this point, I think of them both as adopted brothers.
And if I did know the details, I wouldn't mention them because they are Ryan's business.
But I do know a lot of people are going to miss Ryan's blog, including me. For me, Ryan is what blogging was always intended to be. When personal blogging first started, it was supposed to be about online personal journals, where people talked about their lives, their interests, and their dreams. It wasn't supposed to be about promoting books, reviewing books, and hocking goods and wares for personal gain.
Then blogging caught on and became something entirely different, which is fine. I'm just as guilty as everyone else. But I'm gonna miss the old ways. And it's just not going to be the same without Ryan around on the interwebs.