Relationship Blog Death

With Spring having finally arriven (having been at last arrived?) — with Spring here, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in Vancouver blogs.

Yes, I’m talking about Relationship Blog Death (distantly related to Lesbian bed death).

This insidious disease usually starts out with a number of posts about people wanting to find a certain special someone, interspersed with interesting blog items about things they’ve done, adventures they’ve had, and of course, the best blog post of all: bad date debriefings. (These are very different from good date debriefings.)

Then, a sudden quiet period. Perhaps pictures of cats, nothing more.

Then, The Post. Sometimes it’s not as obvious, except in retrospect. Sure, it can make you really happy for the other person, but it’s really the beginning of the long slump, the dark quiet time.

This is inevitably followed by: The Apology, which is often rather funny, and sometimes includes nice flattering lists about that special person. Or sometimes it’s real short.

So for those of you about to find happiness and true love with the man/woman of your dreams — pause for a minute and think about your poor readers! Pretty soon it’s going to be all reruns on TV, and we need your posts to keep us entertained!

5 Comments so far

  1. wyn (unregistered) on April 27th, 2006 @ 7:02 pm

    I’m going to be around *all* summer…. =P
    I liked Nelson’s list because he was wary about not gushing and didn’t go and overexpose the other person (like divulging on the extent of activities).

  2. col (unregistered) on April 27th, 2006 @ 11:11 pm

    hey i take offense to being lumped into the “Relationship Blog Death”! That’s hardly what’s happening on my blog!

  3. keith lim (unregistered) on April 28th, 2006 @ 1:25 am

    So…are you trying to suggest anything? Like, that the amount of blogging one does is inversely proportional to the happiness and the quality of relationships in one’s life?

  4. Travis (unregistered) on April 28th, 2006 @ 1:51 am

    Not neessarily quality, but certainly it takes a while at the beginning of any relationship to learn how to balance all the aspects of one’s life, and it’s a pretty intense time.

    I’m not saying Relationship Blog Death is bad, except for those who like reading the blog in question. I’m just saying it tends to happen to most bloggers, except for Col.


  5. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on April 28th, 2006 @ 11:50 am

    Well you know now that I know I’m being cliched, I’ll stop being cliched.

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