I don't know about the rest of you, but I love reading blogs. First thing in the morning, I check the Reader app on my iPhone to see if any of my favorite bloggers have updated. I love "hearing" from them and reading about their lives. I feel invested in them, so to speak.
So when a blogger goes missing without word, or worse, leaves some cryptic message that they'll be absent while they deal with personal stuff, I get a little upset. How dare they? Here they've had me riveted to their thoughts for months and now they are leaving me to wonder and worry about what's happening with them. Why the break? What personal stuff?
It's probably not any of my business, except that they've made it my business by keeping a blog in the first place and asking me to follow it. I wonder if I am alone in thinking that more explanation is due at times.
What do you think? Do bloggers owe their readers in this way?