I bet you were thinking that I was going to be talking about that Johnny Depp film? No, no, no…not RANGO! No, The Corpse Bride either.
What’s that you say?
Now you’re really confused, huh? Probably wondering what a Corpse Blog actually is at this point? Or could care less. No matter, I’m going to babble on about anyway.
See, a zombie blog is a blog that just suddenly came to an rather abrupt end. No goodbyes, no farewells, and still it remains up and available to be read.
The blogger never suggested he or she was going on a vacation. Offered no going out of business sign. Never hinted of an impending fire sale. And, of course, said nothing about checking out or passing on, thus taking up residence in the cloud.
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 the 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.”
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.
Wait a minute, THAT’S 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 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!”