There have been reports of people being addicted to blogging. While I doubt that I've actually become a confirmed blogging addict, I have certainly become very attached to my blogs.
And that's why I actually found it quite upsetting to learn that the blog platform I use for my main humor and opinion blog will eventually be closing up shop.
Of course, there's no reason why I can't import all the content to another platform and keep going with it. I might actually do that. Or I might take this as some kind of sign that I need to move on and just finish it for good.
In any case, I can't help but feel sad about it. I know this sounds weird, but writing a blog is kind of like having a friend. Even if you don't get any comments you are still conversing in a way. You are expressing and refining ideas and opinions, getting your voice heard. So, every time you log in and post something you are addressing an imaginary person there on the screen in front of you.
Because each blog has its own theme, subject matter and appearance each of these attachments is quite different. It fulfills different needs. And it could be said that just as we outgrow friendships as our needs change and grow, so we end up eventually leaving our blogs.