A Corpse Blog


You probably think I’m going to be talking about that Johnny Depp film, don’t you? No, no, no…not RANGO, and not The Corpse Bride either!

So, what is a Corpse Blog? Well, it’s kind of like a zombie blog, a blog that suddenly comes to an abrupt end with no goodbyes or farewells, but remains up and available to read.

No indication that the blogger was ever going on a vacation, or any kind of going out of business sign to announce an impending fire sale, and no suggestion that our blogger was heading up to that big cloud in the sky.

No, not the cloud, that other cloud. You know, the one where you take up playing a golden harp after passing through those pearly gates?

Maybe a little tiptoeing around the old literary tombs might give you a better idea of what I’m talking about.

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 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 all 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.”


That’s, Fronken-steen.

Alright, that last bit was a tiny exaggeration on my part. 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.

Okay, okay, look, look, this one might be an even better example of what a Corpse Blog looks like.

This tombstone 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.

Sure from time to time my blog may look 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. What treasures he came away with — just watch out for the copyright laws if you decide to try that stunt with one of these blog tombs.

But, just let them try and embalm my Attic?  A Corpse Blog my posts!

“Live, live, live my creation!”





34 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. 😀

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