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.”
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.
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.
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!”