I'll find a blog I really enjoy. The author seems upbeat and funny. Or perhaps interesting and intelligent, and from such a totally different background than mine that I'm fascinated.
Suddenly, that person quits blogging.
Now, if she still comments on your blog from time to time, you don't worry too much.
If she doesn't, you think back to some possibly troubled times you had noticed, reading between the lines they had put on the Internet.
Are there problems in paradise?
Or maybe she's had some awful loss, and it's shut her down completely?
Perhaps he got in trouble for blogging about his job?
There are so many things that could go wrong.
You know what really bothers me? They didn't say goodbye. Why didn't they tell us, "I have a problem; I can't blog right now."
That's what the Faux Cowboy did, and it made everything OK.
It's fine if you're bored with putting yourself out there in public, or if you have personal problems that have you so depressed that you don't care if you ever blog again.
Just tell us goodbye, won't you?