Now you probably thought I was going to be talking about the animated film that starred, Johnny Depp, didn’t you? No, no, no, not RANGO.
His other animated film. The “Corpse Bride.”
However, that’s not what I really want to talk to you about. What I really want to talk to you about is, a Corpse Blog.
But, what is a Corpse Blog, you may ask?
Well, it’s kind of like a zombie blog. Still somewhat alive, but a blog which has come to an abrupt end, with no goodbyes or farewells. Nothing about them going on some vacation.
No going out of business signs, or having some kind of fire sale as the blogger might be heading off to the cloud.
No, no, no, not that cloud. That other cloud! Yeah, the one where they have to take up playing a harp. That cloud.
However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that we shouldn’t go back and lift some of their old posts—uh, read, READ some of their old posts. That’s what I really meant to say.
Maybe a little tiptoeing around the old literary tombs might give you all a little better idea of what kind of blog I’m actually talking about.
For example: here lies, Paul Johnson, February 22, 2011 to April 27th, 2017, may his blog RIP. Meaning: be READ INCREASINGLY throughout PERPETUITY on WordPress that others might come to know the greatness that was… “The Good Greatsby.”
Yes, Paul might be gone. But, all of his posts are still there for the pilfering. Sorry, I meant reading.
But, wait a minute! I’ve just been told that 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/ That’s okay, no need to thank me, Paul. Not that he would.
Oh, and Paul, all that stuff I just said about pilfering your blog? I was just kidding.
Maybe we should move on (quickly) to some other example of a Corpse Blog — just in case Paul has some ambulance chaser on retainer looking to make a quick buck. At my expense.
Oh, 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.
On WordPress, all of Bun’s posts still live — fragmented and decayed perhaps — https://bunkaryudo.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/talking-a-breather/
But, like old bones from some graveyard, they’re still, ahem, partially there.
Yes, his creation lives on, just as Doctor Bun Frankenstein intended his blog should when he screamed those famous words (to no one in particular) “It’s alive, it’s alive, IT’S ALIVE.”
That last bit was 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.
His blog still lives, like a corpse blog — if only barely.
Okay, okay, look, look, this one might be an even better example of a Corpse Blog.
This tombstone reads, “In My Cluttered Attic” — DEAD AS A DOORNAIL.
Hey, wait a minute, WHAT AN EXAGGERATION! What are they talking about? My blog’s not a Corpse Blog —uh, in spite of WordPress’s best efforts to prematurely embalm it.
Sure, from time to time, my blog may look like its dead — but not after every single post!
It’s always risen from the grave.
The point is, there are still loads of Corpse Blogs littered throughout WordPress, and all of them just waiting to be opened and explored.
Like when Howard Carter opened up King Tut’s tomb.
So, go, pillage an plunder … I mean, read through some of those Corpse Blogs. See what treasures you can come away with.
Besides, who’d ever wanna embalm “The Attic? Corpse Blog my post.
“It lives, it lives, my creation LIVES!”