on those who break other people's blog links by deleting their entire blog!
Look, people. For those of you who think "wheeeeeeeeee .... I'm going to be self effacing and disappear from blogdom..........." yes, and NO.
See, there's this thing...it's called "google cache." Webbots crawl through web pages and save snapshots of stuff. Even if you think "hey the page is GONE!!!" IT. ISN'T.
BUT, to anyone who has linked to a post of yours they thought interesting for their own edification or the edification of others: YOU HAVE NOW BROKEN THE LINKS.
You might have posted some really interesting links that others may want in the future, or had a really good explanation of something.
Isn't it fun when you click on a link and it just doesn't go there? Right. That's how other people feel too. Oh, people can get to the cached pages, if they remember some key phrases or two. So please, do yourself a favor, if you want to leave blogdom for Lent or whatever ... just turn the comments off, okay? That way if and when you return to blogdom you won't end up with people ticked off that you messed up links before. Grrrr.
[Now the occasional post or comment where something got too out of hand etc. is one thing ... but even those ARE STILL THERE.]