The app for the reader I use is down. It automatically updated a few days ago and now when I try to open it, it immediately crashes. I haven’t really been able to read blogs on my phone for two days.
I (and others) have talked a lot about how this community has changed over the years, how we feel less connected now than we used to as people we read and responded to slowly (or abruptly) stopped participating in the strangely connective dance of posting and commenting. And yet, now that I can’t access what is left of that community, I realize how much it continues to mean to me, despite all the ways it has changed.
I guess it’s true that you rarely realize what you actually have until it’s gone.
Of course my community is not gone, it’s just trapped in my computer, which I don’t have access to much of the day. I hope that when I update the operating system on my phone my reader will work again. In the meantime I will have to schedule more time at my computer, so I don’t feel totally disconnected.
How do you feel when you can’t (or don’t) read blogs for a while?