Now you probably think I’m talking about that Johnny Depp film. No, no, no…not RANGO! And not The Corpse Bride either, but the Corpse Blog
What’s the Corpse Blog, you ask? Well, it’s kind of like a zombie blog, only alive. A blog that suddenly comes to an abrupt end with no goodbyes or farewells, yet still up and available to read.
Of course, there was no indication that the blogger was ever going on vacation. No going out of business sign or announcement of an impending fire sale, and no suggestion our blogger was heading off to that big cloud in the sky.
Not that cloud! That other cloud, you know, the one where they take up playing a golden harp. Yeah, that cloud.
But, let’s say they did suddenly head off to the pearly gates. Does that mean we shouldn’t go back and lift some of their old posts? To read, of course.
Perhaps a little tiptoeing around the old literary tombs might give you a little 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 his posts are all still there for the pilfering. Perusing, perusing!
Wait a minute! I’ve just been informed, Paul and his blog have just risen from the grave.
Well, welcome back, Lazarus! https://thegoodgreatsby.com/2019/07/31/let-me-join-your-conspiracy-theory/ No need thanking me, Paul — not that this post had anything to do with the resurrection of The Good Greatsby. But, who knows, right?
Maybe we better move on (quickly) 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, Bun’s posts still remain. Well almost, just take a spin over there and you’ll see what I mean. Partial posts, oh the desecration!
Yes, Doctor Bun Frankenstein’s creation lives, okay fragmented and decayed. Yet, just like he intended when he screamed those immortal words (to no one in particular) “It’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE.”
That last bit was perhaps a little bit of an exaggeration on my part. But, the real Doctor Frankenstein (well, the literary and film character anyway) actually did scream ‘It’s alive’ — even if it wasn’t in reference to Bun’s blog.
Yes, Bun’s blog still lives, like a corpse blog should — if only barely.
Okay, okay, look, look, this one might be an even better example of what the Corpse Blog looks like.
This tombstone reads, “In My Cluttered Attic” — DEAD AS A DOORNAIL.
Wait a minute. WHAT AN EXAGGERATION! What are they talking about? My blog’s not a Corpse Blog. Not yet anyway — in spite of WordPress’s best efforts to prematurely embalm it.
Oh sure from time to time my blog may look like its dead — but it’s always risen from the grave.
My point is, there are loads of Corpse Blogs littered out there throughout WordPress, and all of them just waiting to be opened and explored.
Just like when Howard Carter opened up King Tut’s tomb. Oh, what treasures you’ll come away with — but watch those copyrights
Just try and embalm “The Attic? Corpse Blog my post.
“Live, live, live my creation!”