I bet you think that I’m going to be talking about that Johnny Depp film, huh? No, no, no…not RANGO!
No, and not The Corpse Bride either.
Which means, now you’re probably wondering what exactly is a Corpse Blog?
Well, it’s kind of like a zombie blog, one that came to a rather abrupt end. There were no goodbyes, no farewells, and yet it remains up and available to be read.
Of course the blogger never suggested that he or she was going on any kind of vacation. No going out of business sign or hint of an impending fire sale. And certainly nothing about there possibly checking out. Like, maybe taking up residence in the cloud.
No, not “The Cloud” per se. That other cloud.
You know the one I’m talking about, right? The one where you take up playing a golden harp while passing through the pearly gates? Yeah, that cloud.
Well, at least, that’s where we hope they went. And not that other place.
Perhaps a little tiptoeing around the old literary tombs might give you little better idea of what I’m talking about. Take this one for instance:
Here lies, Paul Johnson, February 22, 2011 to April 27th, 2017, long may his blog RIP (be READ INCREASINGLY throughout PERPETUITY) on WordPress that others might come to know the greatness that was…”The Good Greatsby.”
Yes, Paul may be gone but all his posts are still there.
Wait… I’ve just been informed that Paul and his blog have risen from the grave.
Well, welcome back, Lazarus! https://thegoodgreatsby.com/2019/07/31/let-me-join-your-conspiracy-theory
Guess we better move on to some other example of a Corpse Blog.
Oh, look, look, here’s one!
Bun Karyudo, November 19, 2016, to March 28th, 2017, his blog’s passing was such sweet sorrow. But not so here on WordPress, where all of Bun’s posts still live https://bunkaryudo.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/talking-a-breather/
Like bones in an old graveyard the spirit of of Bun’s posts still remain—well almost. Take a little spin over there and you’ll see what I mean. Only partial posts remain.
Oh the desecration!
At least he got to scream (to no one in particular) “It’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE.”
Okay, I may have exaggerated a little bit there. However, the real Doctor Frankenstein (the literary and film character anyway) actually did scream ‘It’s alive’ — just not in reference to Bun’s blog.
hey, here’s another tombstone.
It reads, “In My Cluttered Attic” — DEAD AS A DOORNAIL.
Wait a minute, NOW THAT IS AN EXAGGERATION!
My blog is not a Corpse Blog—well, not yet anyway—and that in spite of WordPress’s best efforts to prematurely embalm it.
Oh sure from time to time my blog has looked like it’s decomposing — but it’s always risen from the grave.
My point being, there are loads of Corpse Blogs out there and all of them just waiting to be opened and explored. Like when Howard Carter opened up King Tut’s tomb. Oh what treasures he came away with!
Uh, you might wanna watch out for the copyright laws though. I mean, if you happen to be into blog tomb robbing and all.
Just let them try and embalm my Attic. Ha!
A Corpse Blog my posts!
“Live, live my creation live!”