A Corpse Blog


I bet you were thinking that I was going to be talking about that Johnny Depp film? No, no, no…not RANGO! And not The Corpse Bride either.

Then, what are you talking about you might ask?

I’m referring to, A Corpse Blog.

It’s a zombie blog, a blog that suddenly came to an rather abrupt end with no goodbyes, no farewells, but still remains up and available to be read.

Now, maybe the blogger never suggested he or she was going on a vacation, put up a going out of business sign, or even hinted at an impending fire sale. Of course, they probably said nothing about checking out or passing on, or taking up residence in the cloud.

No, not “The cloud!”

That other cloud, the one where you take up playing a golden harp while passing through the pearly gates? 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 better idea of what I’m talking about. For instance:

Here lies, Paul Johnson’s blog, February 22, 2011 to April 27th, 2017, long may his blog RIP (or 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

Maybe 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 on 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 intact—well almost. Take a little spin over there and you’ll see what I mean. At least partial posts remain.

Oh the desecration!

At least he’ll get to scream (to no one in particular) “It’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE.”


That’s, Fronken-steen.

Okay, I may have exaggerated a little bit there. However, Doctor Frankenstein (the literary and film character anyway) did scream ‘It’s alive’ — just not in reference to Bun’s blog.

Oh look, here’s another tombstone!

It reads, “In My Cluttered Attic” — DEAD AS A DOORNAIL.


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 was decomposing — but it’s always risen from the grave.

Anyway, the point of this post is that there are loads of Corpse Blogs out there and all of them are just waiting to be opened and explored.

Like when Howard Carter opened up King Tut’s tomb. What treasures he came away with!

However, you might wanna watch out for those copyright laws. I mean, if you happen to be into blog tomb robbing and all.

But, just WordPress try and embalm my Attic. Ha!

A Corpse Blog, my posts!

“Live, live my creation, LIVE!”



47 comments on “A Corpse Blog

  1. Ha! Glad to see you weren’t buried alive, Paul! I’ve often wondered what will happen to my blog when I’m dead and gone. Will my kids dismantle it or will it live on forever? It may get more hits when I’m gone. You know how they say you are worth more dead than alive! ~Elle

    • Thanks’, Jan. And to think, they always tell us “Don’t go into the light.” Ha, maybe they thought we’d receive some sort of enormous bill from Pacific Gas & Electric? Hmm, on second thought, now I am scared! 😀

  2. Well give me red shoes and call me Dorothy, cause this must be Oz! I was positive that you had ventured into the great beyond…beyond what was the only lingering question. I was afraid, very afraid that mayhaps you were languishing in blogdom’s purgatory for some transgression known only to WordPress. Being a nonblogger, there was no way of my discovering your whereabouts amidst the dark recesses of the inner workings of WordPress. As over the months I have added new blogs to my WordPress subscription management page, there you were at #10 on the first page. Recently I struggled between the hope of your return from the unknown and pressing the unfollow button that would erase you forever. At times my finger hovered over that button, then hope won and you remained. I never once thought that you were a corpse, surely I would have felt the void! My hope is fulfilled, I have not waited in vain. Thank-YOU!

    • Thank goodness it was only an eyelid, Scott. Imagine what would have happened if I’d rose from the dead and declared out loud “Bring out your dead!” Might have been more than eyelids moving about the earth. 😀

  3. Haha, saw your comment on Paul’s blog and came here out of curiosity. There are several corpse blogs that I still “follow,” hoping beyond hope that one day they will pull a Lazarus and also rise from the grave!

    • I’m with ya, Mark. So many good blogs seem to have gone by the wayside of late, leaving their devoted readers scrambling for more quality posts—and sometimes having to settle for what they find on my site instead. But, I’m not complaining mind you. Who knows, maybe someday, I too might produce something resembling partial quality. Still, I miss some folks and their blogs terribly. They’re blogs were great, and they just suddenly disappeared without ever saying why. I just hope the rapture hasn’t happened and they were all swept up, leaving the rest of us here to fret over falling space junk! 😀

    • Thank you, Mitch. Glad I was just able to still rise up as well—and without having to wait until dark. That Dracula, those curfews have cost him a good twelve hours. No wonder he hired Bram Stoker to write his story—just not enough hours left in the day for him to post. 😀

  4. I forgot to comment on this post mentioning my resurrection. I do often think of bloggers who disappeared and wonder if their story is the same as mine. Sometimes I think it might just be a simple lack of interest, or inspiration, or getting busy, but other times I wonder if maybe that blogger might actually be missing or have amnesia or both, and maybe it’s up to me to send out a search party.

    • Paul, I have to wholeheartedly agree with your observations. Otherwise, there might be a lynching, and it could be mine—as you’re extremely popular with readers on WordPress. I myself have even considered starting a fan club for you. Unfortunately, it hasn’t quite got past the considering stage yet, but that’s only because I’m considered lazy. I even had to hire someone to finish typing up this response ’cause my fingers got tired. But, as for who should head up the long overdue department of blogger search parties at WordPress, I’ve actually gotten off my comfy chair and put down my TV remote (which my wife claims is nothing short of a real miracle), and nominated you for the job. I’ve even put in a good word for you with the suits at WordPress. I hear even the women over there wear them—probably because they are the bosses. I told them I was certain you would always throw the best search parties, and with lots of balloons and confetti, too. Not to mention (but I did) that you would make sure that each search party had plenty of champagne—and at no cost to them! I think that was the part that really sealed the deal for you. So, I suspect you’ll be hearing from the ladies in suits any day now. It’s great to know that whenever a blogger goes missing in the future that there is going to be a search party. You know, I can’t think of better way to get a missing blogger to return to their keyboard and start posting again, than throwing a free party. Paul, YOUR IDEA IS PURE GENIUS! No wonder we bloggers love you so much. 😀

    • Hey George! This probably looks like I went on a coffee break and got lost. But I swear, it’s the truth! Anyway, I hope my delayed response (forgive me, I’m a poor blog owner who doesn’t feed his blog regularly) finds you and yours safe and away from the dangers of Covid-19. We’re doing alright and thank you for asking. We’ve boarded up the windows, built a moat around the house, and started carrying facemask and torches screaming “KILL THE MONSTER!” every time we’re out shopping. This approach seems to have worked real well at keeping people at least six feet away from us. Who knew, right? You see, way back in August, I was so busy working, completely dismissing any idea of a pandemic as something that attacks other humans. Like those with 6 legs and 5 eyes who live in some other galaxy. Silly me! So I decided to take a break from blogging — not considering the possibility that in a just a few more months I’d have more time than I knew what to do with to blog all I wanted. So, when the virus hit, rather than seizing upon the opportunity as a way to offer essential pearls of wisdom to mankind by way of my blog, I instead, chose to … try building a patio in our backyard. Needless to say, I’m in over my head —hopefully it’s not cement. That’s when my wife brought me in (probably to rescue our backyard) and parked me in front of my blog. Thank you George for the concern, and please stay safe. I hope to be writing again soon and I’ll be needing someone to read about how NOT to take on a backyard project during these perilous times. 😀

      • Lol…so glad to know you haven’t changed at all in spite of your lengthy backyard project..:) As they say, timing is everything. Who knew, right?
        I hope you and your family is safe and healthy. Till you’re back, take care.

  5. Don’t know if you visit your blog much these days, Paul, but if you do, Happy Halloween! (Or Happy Thanksgiving, or Merry Christmas–or whatever’s happening when you check in.)

    • Mitch, I very much appreciate you taking the time to visit and share those wonderful holiday wishes with us. I’m very grateful to you, and may I wish you and your family the same. I suspect most of us are hoping for a bit more normalcy in the months to come, and with that in mind, I hope this response finds you and everyone in your family safe and healthy as well. Hoping to get back to my blog soon. Best wishes to you and please stay safe! 😀

    • Sandi, Sandi, Sandi my dear friend! I am so delighted to hear from you! Please, I hope you’ll forgive my tardy response—I was probably in the principals office at the time trying to get a note for being late. Seriously, though, I sincerely hope you and your family are staying safe and doing as well as you can while living in this crazy (pandemic filled) Petri dish we all find ourselves stuck in. I am truly touched that you (and a few other folks I might add) have been inquiring about my absence. Not that I would ever stoop to suggesting that readers go to WordPress and catch my blog (In My Cluttered Attic—again that’s In My Cluttered Attic, at WordPress.com—and catch up on the reruns. Currently, I’m stockpiling some new quality material (a novel concept for my blog) that I might someday (soon) unleash new (and improved) posts on an unsuspecting world. I did get a little busy doing some other projects around our house just before the pandemic started. Also, some nice readers started suggesting to me that I might wanna try promoting my blog on Facebook and Pinterest, along with a few other sites. So I thought I’d give that a try, and for a while they got a little bit of interest—from hackers. Therefore, not being the interest I was hoping, and being technologically challenged—I’ve only recently discovered how to operate multiple remotes. It’s called batteries, and a 12,000 page instruction Manuel!—I gave up on the sites (and didn’t wanna ask for help on how to shut em down, so I decided to stop using them altogether. God only knows what goes on over there now—Russian hackers? Anyway, as a result, my blog sort of went on hiatus too—a byproduct of the whole mess. So, there you have my story as “to whatever happened to me?” Bet you’re sorry you ever asked now, huh? I’d give you an autographed copy of this sad tale of mine, but it hasn’t gone into print. However, I am so happy to hear from you, Sandi, I truly am. We have had some real fun in our posts and the great back and forth responses in the past, and hopefully even more to come in the near future. With you and others asking about me of late, I confess to having given some thought to at least returning to my blog—an Attic with lots of cobwebs, no doubt. So, you’ve returned from taking a two year break as well. How’s it going, kiddo? 😀

      • Okay, I think I’ve set the RECORD for how many times a person can get laid off – no lie – I think I’m at 6 in my life time. With 3 of them being in span of a year with COVID. One I didn’t last even 2 days! So, I’m quite HUMBLE and humorous about it (hence my new blog Name) – I am once again unemployed and trying to restart my unemployment. We’ll see what they say. So, back at the blog! This keeps my mind and typing skills up. But to be honest…a lot of the good writers LEFT….I need you back, man. Just do it. You can still do projects around the house…just come back here at least to talk to me on my blog. I’m lonely there. It’s not the same. Boo! Other than that – my teenagers got to actually start going to school on a hybrid schedule this week. They went Monday and go again on Thursday. Soooooo – that’s it. Get your big boy pants back on and back to WordPress. 🙂

      • LOL, oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. I am so sorry to hear the merry-go-round you’ve been on, but I love the fact you’ve not loss your sense of humor about it all. Yeah, Covid 19 has truly made a mess of things. Blogging is one way to keep the skills sharp, and with your sense of humor it offers folks at least a little levity from our current reality. As for the kids, I know they need to get back in the schools (their sanity and their parent’s sanity are at stake), but safely. Hang in there, Sandi. I think it has got to get better sometime this year. :O)

  6. Hey Paul, just wanted to stop by and hope this hello finds its way your way. Yes, I’m back on the World Wide Interstate. If you are writing anywhere, please let me know. Always looked forward to your WordPress posts, your take on sports…but most of all, your love of life. Take care, all the best. (The Artist Formerly Known As Sportsattitudes AKA Bruce)

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