This blog began as a place for me to journal family events, and share with my family and friends, yet it has become a bit more than that, recently. I began blogging for Mamavation, and it has been taking the focus from family to fitness...so, I have been considering the possibility of starting an additional blog, dedicated to my journey to a healthier happier me. Well, I started typing in possible urls for my new blog, but most of them were taken. My curiosity caused me to read some of those blogs, mostly about living a healthier life. Every single one of them had been abandoned and quite possibly forgotten by the owner. Some had begun in 2005, some in 2007, you get the picture...but the one thing I noticed about all of them was that there were only a couple of posts. That first post about starting a new life, in which they were going to take better care of themselves, eat better, change their habits, etc, etc...you get the point. None of them had many comments, if any, which I found to be very heart-breaking...here were these bloggers, putting their thoughts and dreams on the internet, for anyone to read, and from the looks of it, nobody was reading...and if they were, they were certainly not giving any encouragement or kudos where I felt it was needed. I commented on one, to see if the person is even still checking their own blog, and if so, how they are doing, since they have stopped blogging about their journey. What happens to these blogs? Do they sit, incomplete, for eternity? Do their owners ever come back to them? Or have they given up? Maybe they have moved on to another blogsite, or have purchased their own domain name? Whatever the case, I was very sad to see them sitting there, begging to be fulfilled with tales of the journey that was promised. I would have loved to have used one of those blog urls for my own journey, but there it sits, neglected and alone, and as I suspect, abandoned, along with the promises of a new life for the author. Part of me wants to send them all a message, asking them if they have given up, and part of me wants to request that they relinquish their url for others to use...Is that so bad? To be expected to give up your blog that you have left sitting, unattended, for several years? So that someone who is JUST starting their journey can bring new life and new dreams to it?