Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Flight of the Phoenix

It's been an eventful week in this corner of the blog-o-sphere. Blogs have been ending, deleting, and returning.

I was thinking of some poetic way to describe the movements of these blogs, and I came up with "Flight of the Phoenix." I would've written a poem to this situation, had I the time (which I simply don't right now). But how poetic is the mythical phoenix! A bird of fire, immortal and yet not. When it reaches the end of its current lifespan, it becomes consumed in fire and is reduced to ash. Yet from the ashes, a new phoenix is born. A symbol of life, death, rebirth and reincarnation.

And so we see the end of these blogs: Joshua's eggSPLICE, Razz's Doin' me head in, and Equal Eight. At the same time, other blogs have recently been deleted and are now mere ashes, such as: Zee's Where I Stand and Queer Asian.

But like the final part of the phoenix, some blogs have returned from a long time away and have reincarnated themselves. I'd like to welcome back "Picture Perfect" and Tranquil Time from their absence from the blogging world. I hope, in time, the bloggers above who've recently ended their blogs return to the blogging world - perhaps in a new reincarnated form.

So in the wake of the Flight of the Phoenix, I'd like to say goodbye and good luck to some blogs, and welcome back to others. To the ones who've taken flight, I hope we see you all again in one form or another.

7 comments:

letopho said...

hehe, thanks for the update!

J said...

aww, i loved where i stand

Shane said...

That was cute

E said...

Good summary to all the action that has been going on. I was very sad to see Razz go. You and him have given me tremendous feedback.

Anonymous Blogger said...

why thank you for mentioning my blog. Appreciate it.

Aek said...

J: Yeah, me too.

E: I'm sad to see him go too. :( But I think he'll be back in due time. Aww, that's sweet that you think our feedback is good. :)

Anonymous Blogger: Hey, your blog popped back up on my Google Reader's radar. Gotta steer people back towards a "re-activated" blog. :P

Jackdaw said...

I just read your blog for the first time, and I certainly like it. I hope this phoenix will keep flying for some more time.