Tuesday, September 22, 2015
When I Really Die, Do I Die Online?
That is an interesting question. Should bloggers pre-post articles way ahead of time? Assuming the blogger or WordPress or whatever system didn't get corrupted or otherwise fail, bloggers could be dispensing advice and anecdotes to readers (and relatives & their descendants) for years after they've departed this mortal coil.
Do we have a social responsibility to leave such a legacy? Imagine your own son or daughter reading dear dead Dad or Mom's blog 10, 15, 20 years after they've passed away? "This may be a rough time in your life. Or maybe not. I hope you are happy! I want to tell you a story about... blah blah blah."
And if a blogger should leave such articles behind, would readers, family members, descendants feel an obligation to read them or a sense of guilt if they didn't?
You could always write your final entry. Date it a year ahead and revisit it to make changes and updates. And when you approach that anniversary date push it ahead another year or another 6 months or whatever time you estimate you may have left. Here's a great example:
I died in Burnaby on May 3, 2011
Prepare For Your Digital Demise
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