Friday, January 7, 2011

On Deathy Subjects:

I’ve been trying to read most of all the blogs I’ve missed in the time I was away. So much so, my eyes are red and itchy.

The subject matter is mostly about restarting in the new year. Refusing to do the resolutions thing and thoughts on birthday parties came up second as subject matter.

And interesting one was on having instructions for your blog after your death. You know passwords and wishes for pulling it down or leaving it up and just adding an epitaph.

It did get me thinking again. I have not made a strict decision there. When my Ex died last spring and my daughter was having a hard time accessing his info and cleaning out his emails and other web activities, I thought hard about it.

Do I want my family going through my privet diary and letters, once my passwords are known? Hearing me moan in an unkind way about stupid stuff that I had forgotten once it was written down?

There are a some very nice things in there. But I told them about how I felt about those things at the time.

Whether my blog lives on long after I’m dead is still a mystery. I think… What if others can benefit from my blog?

I re-read a few random blog postings from my past and think, what was I thinking on that day?

I’m leaning toward leaving it up with the epitaph thing added on, at the moment, but know that my husband and daughter will probably want it taken down.

Would your family like to find your words randomly coming up on a google search in years to come? I don’t think mine would.

A lot to think about. Have a Goth day!


CMZ Art/ Rustic Goth said...

An interesting consideration that I have thought about from time to time. When my husband passed away in 2006, he had a portfolio on EBSQ. My youngest daughter continues to pay the monthly fee to keep his portfolio online...and I'm sure she'll want to do the same with my portfolio.
My children already know all of my passwords...though we've never discussed what to do...'just in case'.
The biggest question would have to be...what to do with my Etsy Shop???

SiouxsieL said...

Even though I keep posting about this, I still don't have a good plan in place.

I think I would like to keep my blog up after I'm gone. Facebook is trickier. Especially if my last status is really unfortunate.

It is tricky.